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Is An MFA The New MBA?

Is An MFA The New MBA? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Companies all across America are starting to see a critical talent gap as older employees retire. Arts students may not have all the traditional...
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I'm glad that there is at least one poet on my team!

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Class of 2013: Write Your Eulogy, Then Live the Life You Want

Class of 2013: Write Your Eulogy, Then Live the Life You Want | positive psychology | Scoop.it
There’s always so much encouragement for graduating classes. “You are the generation.” “You will change the world.” I’m sure you are and you will, but how? How
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As Dan Pink says, What is your one sentence?

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The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier | TIME.com

The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier | TIME.com | positive psychology | Scoop.it
There's a reason why being kind to others is good for you — and it can now be traced to a specific nerve.
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kindness and happiness leading to greater heart rate variability

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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, June 25, 2013 4:20 PM

When you feel compassion, your heart simply opens to life! And this is the only way for a steady peacefullness!

 

 

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What the best jazz musicians and business brains have in common

What the best jazz musicians and business brains have in common | positive psychology | Scoop.it
How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Successful leaders do what jazz musicians do: they improvise.
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improvise, perform and experiment at the same time!!

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Leadership 2.0: Are You An Adaptive Leader? - Forbes

Leadership 2.0: Are You An Adaptive Leader? - Forbes | positive psychology | Scoop.it
ForbesLeadership 2.0: Are You An Adaptive Leader?ForbesGreat leadership is indeed a difficult thing to pin down and understand.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 8, 2014 2:50 PM

Love how this is broken in to categories. Allows development focus for each category

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Why The Happiest People Have The Hardest Jobs | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Why The Happiest People Have The Hardest Jobs | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Happiness is not about working the hardest it's about having the most challenging work. Harvard prof Rosabeth Moss Kanter explains.
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ALAN WATTS: What if money was no object?

ALAN WATTS: What if money was no object? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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Follow your passion, and money will follow!

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Nikhil Kadadi's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:29 AM

Can be a good indicator of your dicissions on where you want to be and what you want to do as opposed to where you are headed.

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Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research

Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research | positive psychology | Scoop.it
We all need to get paid. But the evidence suggests it undermines our intrinsic motivations.
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Money does not buy engagement!

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Why money won't buy you happiness

Why money won't buy you happiness | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Here's my column for BBC Future from last week. It was originally titled 'Why money can't buy you happiness', but I've just realised that it would be more appropriately titled if I used a "won't" r...
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more money may mean more success in the eyes of others; but not necessarily lead to feelings of happiness, meaning or satisfaction/ integrity!

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Turning to the Positive: Personal Growth After Trauma

Turning  to the Positive: Personal Growth After Trauma | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Can Negative Events Make Us Stronger and Healthier?
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Always remind yourself, that that which doesnt kill you, makes you stronger!

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What Makes a Great Leader?

What Makes a Great Leader? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Editor-in-chief Amy Cosper on the many aspects of leadership.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 7, 2013 9:28 PM

Being a boss doesn't necessarily make you a leader, nor does being bossy.


In fact, a leader isn't always the boss.


The difference between the two is this: Bosses manage; leaders inspire. Anyone can manage, but not everyone can lead.

donhornsby's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:19 AM

(From the article): Great leaders do many things, but perhaps their most telling characteristic is a natural and authentic ability to inspire excellence while maintaining strength and a modicum of humility.

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Do You Want to Be Right or Happy? | Leader's Beacon

Do You Want to Be Right or Happy? | Leader's Beacon | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Based on the book, Get Along with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere by Arnold Sanow and Sandra Strauss, standing firm on the hallowed grounds of rightness is a
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Controversial; but still made me think a lot. As someone once said, if one has to choose between losing an argumnet and losing a friend, one should always prefer the former! Sad pragmatics for a Happy life:-)

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The Benefits of Optimism Are Real

The Benefits of Optimism Are Real | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Having a positive outlook is the most important predictor of resilience.
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Optimism and resillience are tied together!

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Claire Edmondson's curator insight, March 18, 2013 9:08 AM

Using the movies "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Life of Pi", the author shows us clearly how positive people aren't just deluding themselves or unwilling to see the negative. They are just able to shift to the positive more easily. Great article.

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:: Authentic Happiness :: Using the new Positive Psychology

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three types of traditional happiness theories!

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How To Be Happy At Work--Despite That Jerk Boss

How To Be Happy At Work--Despite That Jerk Boss | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Companies often hire management consultants to find ways to improve productivity. They focus on process and procedure. But there is actually an even more potent ingredient for boosting productivity:
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good advice: "Remember that he may have control over what you do at work. But he has no control over your emotional well-being unless you let him have it"

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What Does It Mean to Be Happy?

What Does It Mean to Be Happy? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The word “happy” has many meanings. Why does that matter? By Art Markman, Ph.D....
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happiness is luck!

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A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life

A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Insights from the landmark Grant Study.
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Heaven is other people! so nurture relationships if you wnat to be happy!!

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, April 26, 2013 8:42 PM

Love, relationships, and MOM!  : )  

Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 28, 2013 1:39 PM
The secret? "Happiness is love. Full stop!" Ahhhh
Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, April 28, 2013 1:39 PM

The secret? "Happiness is love. Full stop!" Ahhhh

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Creating the Best Workplace on Earth - Harvard Business Review

Creating the Best Workplace on Earth - Harvard Business Review | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Each of us can do our bit to make our workplaces more ideal, and better, if not the best, place to work!

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The Key To Finding The Right Career For You

The Key To Finding The Right Career For You | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience.
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I am very much promotion-oriented- i.e. very much focussed on getting a promotion:-)

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Walter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 7:40 AM

Higgins's work is great. 

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The Happiest People Pursue the Most Difficult Problems

The Happiest People Pursue the Most Difficult Problems | positive psychology | Scoop.it
They're a reminder that mastery, membership, and meaning are the best motivators.
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Meaningful lives leads to happiness and vice versa!

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Life Coaching for Baby Boomers's curator insight, April 10, 2013 4:35 PM

HAS HAPPINESS PASSED YOU BY?

FIND HAPPINESS HELP AT;

www.happinesslifecoaching.com

Douglas Eby's comment, April 12, 2013 12:42 AM
One of our primary tools as a creative person is imagination. But in his book "Stumbling on Happiness" Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert proposes that imagination may directly impact our sense of happiness in limiting or distorting ways. http://sco.lt/6q2fZ3
Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:55 AM

Worth to read article by Harvard's Rosabeth Moss Kanter on motivating people. She argues that the most happy people she knows "are dedicated to deaing with the most difficult problems." Therefore, in order to get the most out of their people, high-innovation companies apply three "sources of motivation": mastery, membership, and meaning.

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How One Company Taught Its Employees How To Be Happier, And What Happened Next

How One Company Taught Its Employees How To Be Happier, And What Happened Next | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Hilary Kolman considers herself a happy person, but who wouldn’t like to be happier? So when she learned that her employer, media agency MEC, was going to offer a small number of employees slots in a workshop on happiness, she wanted in.
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How I would love to facilitate workshops like these myself in my org.!

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The power of ‘thanks’

The power of ‘thanks’ | positive psychology | Scoop.it
In “Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan,” Francesca Gino, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, explores a range of fascinating subjects, including how emotions influence decisions and the...
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with gratitude towards Chuck Leddy ‏@BostonBkCritic who first brought this to my attention!

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Tom Wojick's comment, March 21, 2013 8:58 AM
Thanks for this post. It made a difference in my day, Thank You
The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 21, 2013 9:01 PM

Gratitude, appreciation, encouragement, love, etc...these qualities bring authentic engagement to our lives.

"Do not miss a single chance - not one single opportunity - to tell someone how wonderful they are, how special they are, how important to you they are, how incredible as a person they are, how beautiful they are inside and out. Do not miss a single opening in which to insert such a comment, genuinely felt and genuinely meant."
- Neale Donald Walsch

Giovanni Benavides's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:05 PM

#psychology #mental health

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5 Influential CEOs Weigh in What Makes a Good Leader

5 Influential CEOs Weigh in What Makes a Good Leader | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Influential leaders who have taken their companies to new heights through skillful command with a dynamic, collaborative approach share their thoughts on...
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8 Things You Should Fight for Every Day

8 Things You Should Fight for Every Day | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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fight for these...and fight with joy and hope in your heart!!

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10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do

10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Here are ten traits that any great employer should recognize and reward instantly.
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good tips on what you as an employer can do to keep them doing amazing work!

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John Michel's curator insight, April 6, 2013 9:55 AM

Every once in a while special employees come along that just really seem to get it. They drive the entire company forward in ways that were unimaginable. Advancement and reward is never an issue for these rock stars because they understand the power of cause and effect, and only a worthy company can retain them and afford them.