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Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Why Good Managers Are So Rare | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Gallup data shows they have a combination of hard-to-teach traits.
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Not convinced its hard to teach these skills to  average managers so that they can be good/great. However, do agree that someone who is a natural at these will always have an advantage and should be picke for the managerial obs.

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Four Steps to Developing Yourself and Others

Four Steps to Developing Yourself and Others | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Studies by the Hay Group, Aon Hewitt, Towers Watson, Gallup, and other consulting firms have clearly established the important role leaders play in an employee’s well-being, engagement, and perform...
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Constant development is the name of the game:-)

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Erica Sosna: Why Employee Engagement is Key

Erica Sosna: Why Employee Engagement is Key | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
It might sound ‘soft’ but employee engagement offers a proven methodology for driving ‘hard’ business outcomes. Erica Sosna, engagement and …
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engagement = satisfaction + contribution

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Do You Need to Lighten Up or Toughen Up?

Do You Need to Lighten Up or Toughen Up? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Feedback needs to be carefully tailored or it will likely backfire.
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I'll still vouch for the positive feedback camp; which means I'm poised for top mgmt:-)

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5 Real Ways To Advance Your Career Without Wasting Money

5 Real Ways To Advance Your Career Without Wasting Money | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Don't go broke buying career advice. Invest in your future with this advice from successful leaders who found smart ways to get better at their jobs.
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pretty keen insights; go for it- invest in yourself:-)

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Google Has 5 Secret Hiring Principles. What Are Yours?

Google Has 5 Secret Hiring Principles. What Are Yours? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
At Google, a set of five key attributes guides every hiring decision. You already have your own set of principles--you just have to identify them.
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"structured behavioral interviewing" is the way to go:-)

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Emotional Intelligence - EQ

Emotional Intelligence - EQ | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
As the bestselling coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, I'm often asked to break down what emotional intelligence is and why it's so important. Here goes... Emotional Intelligence Is the Other Kind of Smart. When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses in 1995, it served as the missing link in a peculiar [...]
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EQ 2.0 seems more like traditional EQ + social intelligence or SQ

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MyKLogica's curator insight, March 5, 2014 3:24 AM

Interesante pero con puntos con los que se me plantean dudas y con los que no sé si estoy del todo de acuerdo, respecto a la "imposibilidad" de desarrollar nuestro IQ y nuestra personalidad, precisamente por una cuestión que apunta, la plasticidad de nuestro cerebro o, lo que es lo mismo, su capacidad de moldearse y reconectar neuronas entre sí.


Si esto es así, nuestro IQ, también es desarrollable, por ejemplo la memoria, con prácticas nemotécnicas, se puede mejorar, lo que afectaría a "nuestro test de IQ". Eso sin contar que un buen desarrollo de nuestra EQ (Inteligencia Emocional), nos puede ayudar a ampliar perspectivas y, por lo tanto, también afectar al IQ.


Lo siguiente es la personalidad. 100% de acuerdo que si somos "madera", no vamos a cambiar a "hierro" pero sí podemos modelarla. Por ejemplo, una persona poco sociable, seguirá sintiéndose más a gusto en grupos pequeños pero, con un buen desarrollo de su EQ, podrá desenvolverse bien en cualquier ambiente.


¿Y a vosotros? ¿qué os parece?


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In the Messiness of Life, What's Fair to Employers?

In the Messiness of Life, What's Fair to Employers? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Life's major turning points offer an opportunity to rethink the employer-employee compact.
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my opinion: do what you are comfortable disclosing:-)

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7 Signs You're Not as Ethical as You Think

7 Signs You're Not as Ethical as You Think | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Most people judge their own ethics more leniently than everyone else's. Do you do the same? Here's how to find out.
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being ethical is never an easy task....

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Understanding the Future of Work: 8 Traits of Collaborative Leadership [Infographic] - Business 2 Community

Understanding the Future of Work: 8 Traits of Collaborative Leadership [Infographic] - Business 2 Community | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

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enable and empower; rather than control and execute.

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David Ednie's curator insight, February 20, 2014 6:11 AM

The Power of Collaboration. A recent study "What Sales Winners do Differently, by Mike Schultz and John Doerr, RAIN Group found that the No2 reason why B2B clients by from one supplier over another is the ability of the Sales Person to collaborate with them.

http://www.slideshare.net/dednie/sales-performance-motivation. see pages 61 & 62.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:01 AM

Very powerful visual about leading in the 21st century

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:27 PM

What type of leader are you ?

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Make yourself a "to become" list | SmartBlogs

Make yourself a "to become" list | SmartBlogs | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Leaders need to constantly develop themselves as human beings. There is so much external change for them to adapt to that the need to be intentional about

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enough of 'to-do's' and the urgent stuff that needs to be done; more of 'to become' and important things that truly matter from now on:-) 

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David Ednie's curator insight, January 26, 2014 9:52 AM

Look beyond your "to-do" list and strat create a "to become" list.

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2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention

2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

It is time to explore new ways of working, and as we do, it is important to consider the foundation of culture and strategy in the organization.

 

First, you need a clear organizational purpose and strategy. People must understand where the organization is headed and why, as well as how they contribute to that strategy.


Second, People must trust and be trusted in order for leaders to relinquish their power and individuals to lead themselves with integrity and authenticity.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Culture and strategy as twin pillars!

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, January 5, 2014 6:25 PM

Are we ready for the changes coming in the workplace?

Monique Nillessen's curator insight, January 7, 2014 6:00 AM

Eens. Interessanter dan deze doelen is misschien nog wel de weg zelf, hoe gaan we weer vertrouwen?

david o'connor's curator insight, February 4, 2014 2:53 AM

So true, so obvious, yet so slow to catch on.

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Experts - Born or Made?

A response to the raging debate in 'Intelligence'
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my latest PT blog-post in response to the ongoing debate in 'Intelligence' journal.

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8 Ways to Say No Without Hurting Your Image

8 Ways to Say No Without Hurting Your Image | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
If you want something done, ask a busy person. The old saying rings true, but it also spells doom for that busy person. When you develop a reputation for being responsive and generous, an ever
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This article is not about saying no; but helping others and yourself while still saying no!

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The 5 Traits Of A Company's 'Top Talent'

The 5 Traits Of A Company's 'Top Talent' | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Stand out from the crowd with these traits.
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Questions to ask yourself: are you a top talent? If not what can you do to become one?

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How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement

How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Research shows four out of 10 workers are disengaged globally. In the U.S., the situation is worse. According to the latest State of the American Workplace Report, 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less [...]
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10 Leadership Lessons From U.S. Commanding General John E. Michel

10 Leadership Lessons From U.S. Commanding General John E. Michel | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

dership is about people. period. Leaders realize it's about people, not things. When you work a lot with technology it can be easy to confuse priorities and become infatuated with the technology. Strong leaders put the people first and leverage technology to make them more efficient...

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Leadership is about people. Period. 

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain [...]
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how to manage 'stress'.

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Aline Nji Mfout's curator insight, March 3, 2014 7:18 AM
i think it is true
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4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People

4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
When the going gets tough, what makes some bounce back while others fizzle out? Firing the naysayers in your head, surrounding yourself with a board...
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the importance of resilience cannot be overemphasized!

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 5, 2014 6:03 AM

Excellent Scoop by Ricard Lloria here.  I agree with the full article and here is my favorite section, as I am finding this to be true.  The more I see the less I know...  


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3. THEY ARE COMFORTABLE NOT KNOWING


Kathleen Harren has progressed from director of nursing, to chief nurse executive, to regional director of the Nursing Institute at the Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Calif.


She believes in order to progress everyone needs “to [be able to] speak on any particular issue without being fully prepared. To be flexible and articulate and confident enough,” even when you don’t know everything, because “we can’t know everything.”


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Larry Glover's curator insight, March 5, 2014 4:32 PM

A good list in a short article on staying resilient amidst life's challanges.

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What motivates us at work? 7 fascinating studies that give insights | TED Blog

What motivates us at work? 7 fascinating studies that give insights | TED Blog | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Dan Ariely studies what motivates us when it comes to our work. Here a look at 3 of his studies—and 3 from other researchers.
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fascinating studies all!!

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7 Rock-Solid Leadership Lessons from Decades of Research on Motivation

7 Rock-Solid Leadership Lessons from Decades of Research on Motivation | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
The fact that you’re reading this article means that you were impelled to action. You were motivated. Perhaps it was because of an internal need t...
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all good advice...

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5 Ways To Inspire And Encourage Everyone You Work With

5 Ways To Inspire And Encourage Everyone You Work With | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
You have an all-star team and vision for miles--What's missing? Bring your focus back to your people's potential with these tips from the authors of...

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"Everything Connects" seems like a good book. 

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David Ednie's curator insight, February 21, 2014 4:42 PM

“Sustained innovation is powered by people who come together to share ideas, compare observations, and brainstorm solutions to complex problems,” - Faisal Hoque

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Bringing neuroscience to employee engagement | simply communicate

Bringing neuroscience to employee engagement | simply communicate | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

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autonomy- having influence and control at work; mastery experiences and connectedness (not feeling excluded and in the ingroup) , along with a fair amount of certainty and predictability can make employees more engaged, happier and productive at work.

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David Ednie's curator insight, February 15, 2014 6:16 AM

As a Leader you directly impact your team's collective IQ because you control individual teams member's IQs through inclusion (or exclusion). When we feel socially excluded, it reduces our ability to think: psychologist Roy Baumeister conducted research into this and average IQ dropped by 13 per cent.

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7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Exceptional leaders are not always perfect, and sometimes downright quirky. But they display a set of behaviors that make them admired and loved. Here is a look at seven rare ones.

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some resonate with me, some dont !!

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Denis Fortier's curator insight, February 23, 2014 2:04 PM

Listening is tough but hearing is even tougher.

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:49 PM

How many have you come across, I have come across one in Jet Airways, who always asked this question Why ? and How ? made us think and  helped us to win. 

Angela Watkins's curator insight, March 15, 2014 9:15 PM

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