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Find your flow

Find your flow | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Where we want to be on the Yerkes-Dodson arc is the zone of optimal performance, known as “flow” in the research of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi at the University of Chicago. Flow represents a
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Flow: A: +ve emotion; B: top execution; C: unbreakable concentration and D: drive to meet challenges head-on & responsively. 

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 23, 2013 7:18 AM

(From the article): An organization will be top performing to the extent to which its employees can contribute their best skills at full force. The more moments of flow – or even just staying in the zone of engagement and motivation – the better.

Iosu Lazcoz Iso's curator insight, November 14, 2013 7:45 AM

Muy importantem encontrar aquello que haces bien

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The End of a Job as We Know It

The End of a Job as We Know It | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The Bersin by Deloitte Analyst Blog
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while expertise is definetly valuable; so is a generalist and cross-functional views and abilities.

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How To Make Your Employees Happier

How To Make Your Employees Happier | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A positive emotional tenor in real-life workplaces can, it seems, have real, quantifiable consequences.
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Be genuine and care deeply!

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Does happiness affect productivity? | vox

Does happiness affect productivity? | vox | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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happy people make productiv epeople; an insight worth keeping on top of your mind always.

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What are the three ways to train your brain to be happy?

What are the three ways to train your brain to be happy? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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Its all about the stories u tell yourself - be it of being better than the jonses or being thankful for the new year.

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Jacqueline Boerefijn's curator insight, December 31, 2012 5:51 AM

Watch what you're focussing on..

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Share your Good News, and You will be Better Off: Scientific American

Share your Good News, and You will be Better Off: Scientific American | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Psychologists document the joys of sharing joy
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Sharing happiness is key to being happy and making others happy too.

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Nicola Jackman's curator insight, July 9, 2013 11:27 AM

more scientific evidence... to back JOY up

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Ellen Langer: The Psychology of Luck

Ellen Langer: The Psychology of Luck | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer on the
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on the necessity of illusion of control and the benifits of having real choice.

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Happy but meaningless vs meaningful but contrived

Happy but meaningless vs meaningful but contrived | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A search on amazon.com for books about ‘happy life’ results in 139,149 results; in contrast a search for
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Positive psychology is more thna just a study of happiness.

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dishant parikh's comment, May 24, 2013 9:40 AM
amazing.. with this you have changed many people's definition for happiness.. even i too give more preference to purpose of life over just a happiness..
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Scientists Probe Human Nature--and Discover We Are Good, After All: Scientific American

Scientists Probe Human Nature--and Discover We Are Good, After All: Scientific American | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Recent studies find our first impulses are selfless
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Glad to know that we rae basically and intuitevly cooperative, and only on reflection become selfish.

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Jacqueline Boerefijn's curator insight, December 15, 2012 11:24 AM

Glad to know, thanks Sandeep!

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Mid Life Crisis (now in apes)

Mid Life Crisis (now in apes) | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Many of you might have heard about or faced a mid life crisis. Rest assured that mid life crisis is not an urban legend
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The U curve of happiness/ well-being is not limited to humans but affects chimpanzees as well!!

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CEOs Don’t Come Pre-Made, Authentic Leadership Has To Be Learned | TechCrunch

CEOs Don’t Come Pre-Made, Authentic Leadership Has To Be Learned | TechCrunch | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Scott Weiss is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz and the former co-founder and CEO of IronPort Systems, which was acquired by Cisco in 2007.
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10 Traits of Courageous Leaders - Forbes

10 Traits of Courageous Leaders - Forbes | positive psychology | Scoop.it
To move your organization forward during times of fear and stress, it takes courage and stamina. Do you possess the ten traits of courageous leaders?
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Courage and integrity are what makes a man a leader!

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John Michel's curator insight, January 25, 2013 10:06 PM

Courageous leaders are in high demand and short supply these days.

Rampant fear has sent many organizational cultures into a downward spiral, the tenuous state of the economy creating untold levels of anxiety. According to a 2011/2012 Kenexa report , workplace stress is at the highest levels in four years, driven in large part by fear. In these situations, people tend to keep their heads down and their mouths shut in order to survive.  This not only applies to the rank and file, but to management as well.

These are the times that call for bold, confident, courageous leadership.  As history has shown, those with the guts to step forward, take some risks and lead change during downturns will be the winners as the economy rebounds.

But it’s not easy.  Demonstrating leadership courage - whether it’s having an uncomfortable conversation, communicating when you don’t have all the answers, or making a decision to move ahead on a new project – can be scary. Yet it’s precisely the kind of behavior that fosters trust and sets a crucial example for others to follow at a time when they’d rather hunker down and wait for the storm to pass.

If you want to see more courageous action by your people, consider whether you’re modeling the 10 traits of courageous leaders:

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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Secrets Of America's Happiest Companies

Secrets Of America's Happiest Companies | positive psychology | Scoop.it
“Being able to be truly happy at work is one of the keys to being happy in life,” says Heidi Golledge, CEO and cofounder of CareerBliss, an online career database. And what company couldn’t use a little more joy among its ranks?
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Cisco is #5 most happiest co. to work for! not bad at all:-)

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Happiest people in the world | The Japan Times Online

Happiest people in the world | The Japan Times Online | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Japan may have a relatively high standard of living and the longest life expectancy in the world, but it does not have the happiest people.
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Its time India too starts focusing on national happiness.

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The Formula For Creating Happiness At Work

The Formula For Creating Happiness At Work | positive psychology | Scoop.it
In her book The Happiness Myth, Jennifer Michael Hecht identifies three basic kinds of happiness: good day, good life, and peak, and I’ve found that thinking about work within her construct has helped me tease apart some of the “happiness formula”...
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happiness, meaning and creativity as the three pillars!

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David Hain's curator insight, January 5, 2013 4:55 AM

Meet the three pillars and understand the difference.

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The Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap: Scientific American

The Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap: Scientific American | positive psychology | Scoop.it
What brain scans of rap artists reveal about creativity—and what they do not
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creativity driven by medial PFC rather than DLPFC in case of sponteneous and freestyle type of creativity.

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How To Be a Great Leader (in under 300 words) — PsyBlog

How To Be a Great Leader (in under 300 words) — PsyBlog | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The six psychological factors that make a really great leader.
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Juts like dominance and warmth are factors on which we judge presendetial candiadtes' faces, we should judge leaders on following six factors.

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Wellbeing is Contagious (for Better or Worse)

Wellbeing is Contagious (for Better or Worse) | positive psychology | Scoop.it
"Leave your personal life at home when you come to work" is totally unrealistic advice. Your wellbeing affects the wellbeing of everyone on your team -- and vice versa.
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Wondering hwy despite taking so few sick leaves myself some people in my team have low immunity and are more prone to sickness!

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On workplace happiness

On workplace happiness | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Does having more engaged employees make a difference to the bottom line? The short answer is yes. Best Buy found just
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Some cool tips on how to keep employees engaged.

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9 Reasons You’re Stuck Where You Are

9 Reasons You’re Stuck Where You Are | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Keep moving and making small steps towards where you are destined to be!

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The Midlife Crisis Is So Fundamental That Even Apes Have Them

The Midlife Crisis Is So Fundamental That Even Apes Have Them | positive psychology | Scoop.it
There's a U-shaped relationship between age and happiness.
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The Element: How Finding Your Passion Can Make You a Better Person and a Better Professional « JD Strategist

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Can Make You a Better Person and a Better Professional « JD Strategist | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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How The Best Leaders Build Trust

How The Best Leaders Build Trust | positive psychology | Scoop.it
How To Build Trust By Stephen M. R. Covey Almost everywhere we turn, trust is on the decline. Trust in our culture at large, in our institutions, and in our companies is significantly lower than a ...
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