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TED: The happy secret to better work - Shawn Achor (2011)

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn A... (Happiness first. Success later.
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A meta-study by Sonja Lyubomirsky, (Professor of Psychology) Uni of California, on the link between happiness and success found that there was a much stronger link between happiness leading to success than success leading to happiness.

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Positive Psychology to help you, your team and your organisation Succeed and Grow. How to be successful and productive and still have something left in the tank at the end of the day.
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New research: The most powerful way to praise people - Online Management Training

New research: The most powerful way to praise people - Online Management Training | Power of Positive Performance | Scoop.it
A recent study looked into what types of employee recognition have the greatest impact. Surprisingly, simply highlighting a job well done had less impact than other methods of praise.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:40 AM

If you want effective and engaged employees make sure they are able to make daily progress towards the goals dear to their heart.

John Michel's curator insight, September 5, 2013 10:27 AM

When we praise others on their progress, we remind them that they’re advancing. And, perhaps even more important, that we – their leaders – actually noticed. - See more at: 

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How To Actually Be A Good Listener - Huffington Post

How To Actually Be A Good Listener - Huffington Post | Power of Positive Performance | Scoop.it
How To Actually Be A Good Listener
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Great communication lies at the heart of great workplaces.  Listening would have to be the number one skill to communication.  It's also, speaking from personal experience, one of the hardest to learn.  It lies at the heart of clear direction, delegation, and, reducing conflict.  After all "Underneath every conflict is an unmet need" (Rosenberg).

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What's Better for Business: Logic or Emotion? Answers From Neuroscience - Forbes

What's Better for Business: Logic or Emotion? Answers From Neuroscience - Forbes | Power of Positive Performance | Scoop.it
Part 1 of a series on neuroscience and innovation Humans are animals.  While we like to think we're captains of our destiny, we're far more driven by instinct than we know.  In many ways, we’re just glorified apes, even in business.

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I think you do better in life, and at work, if you accept that better than 85% of our behaviours are driven by unconscious drivers.  You just have to look at politics to see that often, decisions are made first, and justified afterwards.  This is fine when you're making a decision just for yourself – but if you're making decisions that affect others, they need to be made from a more rational basis.
This is especially the case, when through technology, a leader can have a much longer lever of control and reach over others.  That reach ranges from beiong as small as authority over someone elses job adn job happiness, all the way to the leaders of North Korea and the nuclear threat they wield over millions of people.
This is why, leaders especially, need to be aware of their own motives, and drivers, and to be humble about their perspective.  Their decsions may be perfectly rational - they need to accept they may not.  When I judge leaders, this capacity is one of the most important factors that I use.

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, March 29, 2013 12:30 PM

Great discussion and the content applies to more than business. I believe that the discussion is not about what's better logic or emotions; it's about how we respect both our logic and emotions in making decisions. When we learn how do this we are in the realm of WISDOM.

Laura Goodrich's comment, April 3, 2013 6:27 PM
Yes, a blend of both is powerful Tom Wojick
Cris Popp's comment, August 29, 2013 6:48 PM
I agree Tom, it's about how to use both, And how to use each to develop the other. For example , testing your gut feel to see how accurate it is.
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WATCH: Can Science Show Us How To Banish Burnout?

WATCH: Can Science Show Us How To Banish Burnout? | Power of Positive Performance | Scoop.it
Is mindfulness a remedy for burnout? A provocative new study suggests it just might be.

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, September 4, 2013 12:16 PM

Another study inidcates that by slowing down and taking time in ones hectic life can bestow emotional, physical and mental benefits that can enhance our ability to be productive and effective. The question is are we willing to turn off our smart gadgets?

Larry Glover's curator insight, September 5, 2013 11:53 AM

Simple way to decrease stress, increase emotional balance and relational intelligence... and why is it not part of our national educational cirriculum?

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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 | Power of Positive Performance | Scoop.it
Insights from the landmark Grant Study.
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TED: The happy secret to better work - Shawn Achor (2011)

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn A... (Happiness first. Success later.
Cris Popp's insight:

A meta-study by Sonja Lyubomirsky, (Professor of Psychology) Uni of California, on the link between happiness and success found that there was a much stronger link between happiness leading to success than success leading to happiness.

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