Surviving Leadership Chaos
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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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America's Happiest Companies Make More Money

America's Happiest Companies Make More Money | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Workplace happiness may seem like a fuzzy concept when it comes to financial value. But as the Parnassus Workplace Fund has proven, dignity has - and creates - value.


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(From the article): According to a 1997 article in the San Francisco Chronicle, many business leaders dismissed Moskowitz’s earliest list of “Best Places To Work” and derided it as being “a ’beauty contest’ that didn’t matter to anyone outside of corporate personnel departments.” But Moskowitz, and soon after, Dodson, have gone on to prove that the leaders at organizations which ensure employees feel valued, supported, developed, and rewarded are the most enlightened. They inspire a greatly expanded bottom line and set an example for all to follow in this 21st century.

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"At this point, the evidence suggests many of us remain suspicious of any firm that, say, allows its employees to play foosball or shoot hoops during work hours.

 

But our enduring cynicism may also have its roots in traditional beliefs about leadership effectiveness.

 

Many of us have been taught that it’s actually desirable to have some worker unhappiness. The idea is that keeping people under some constant tension actually is a more powerful driver of productivity.

 

There’s also the concern that when employees are cared for to any extent they’re likely to get soft in the middle--so sufficiently sated that motivation to work hard and produce is spoiled. "

 

Check out this article for evidence that suggests that our enduring cynicism  and thought patterns are wrong...

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Respect is the Root of Happiness, Not Money

Respect is the Root of Happiness, Not Money | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Money may make the world go 'round' but respect is what will make you happy. New studies have shown that the respect you've earned is worth more than what is in the bank.

 

Respect is hard earned and for people it's something that is worth more than its weight in gold. Many believe that success, a high paying career or a college degree breeds happiness but that's not necessarily true based on previous studies. . . .


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15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently

15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

What is the difference between happy people and unhappy people?


 Of course, it may be very obvious, happy people are happy while unhappy people are unhappy, right?

 

 Well, that is correct, but we want to know what are the things that these people do differently and that is why, I have put together a list of things that HAPPY people do differently than UNHAPPY people.

 

Read more: 15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently http://bit.ly/IUUIwv


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People with 'balanced time perspective' more likely to call themselves content

People with 'balanced time perspective' more likely to call themselves content | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
A new study demonstrates that having a certain "balanced time perspective" can make people feel more vital, more grateful, and more satisfied with their lives.

 

[Image courtesy John Morgan.]

 

GS: Rigidity versus flexibility comes into play so many areas of mental health. People with rigid mind sets tend to see things in black-and-white terms while flexibility refers to the ability to consider nuances.


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Want to be unhappy? Trying to be happy will do it!

Want to be unhappy? Trying to be happy will do it! | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Despite being the richest nation on earth, the United States is, according to the World Health Organization, by a wide margin, also the most anxious, with nearly a third of Americans likely to suffer from an anxiety problem in their lifetime. America's precocious levels of anxiety are not just happening in spite of the great national happiness rat race, but also perhaps, because of it.


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27 Traits Of Successful People

27 Traits Of Successful People | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Is it really possible to become a successful person in just one day? I actually believe you can become a successful person in just one second.

 

Why? Because to be a successful person you only have to change your thoughts and start to think like a successful person. Your have to program your brain to respond differently to situations that it was previously refusing.

 

But how exactly are successful people made and how do they think? I’ve read and studied a lot of books on the subject, as well as experimenting and asking around. The following is list of 27 traits that distinguish successful people from ordinary people. If you take the commitment to apply every day each principle in your life, you’ll start to see amazing results in no time.

 

They are positive. Successful people don’t let negative events alter their ego. They see the glass half full and not half empty. They are known as the ones who raises positiveness among others. Benefits: other people want to stay with them because they make them feel better. They say yes to everything. They take every opportunity they can. They are not afraid of doing something new, like giving a talk in public. They take everything like a challenge with themselves...

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/LIdSq2


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Seven Weird Habits That Will Change Your Life

Seven Weird Habits That Will Change Your Life | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Some habits will help you live a better life. They’ll help you improve what’s already working or help you fix what’s not working very well.

 

But what about habits that completely change the game entirely? What are the questions that uproot your beliefs, shake them from its roots and move you into a bigger pot?

 

These are seven habits that won’t just improve your game, or help you “level up.” They’ll help you play a different game, one that you completely design yourself.

 

Regularly engage in time travel. Often the best way to solve a problem is to have a conversation with your future self...

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/Kk1L0f


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Martin Gysler's comment, April 30, 2012 10:28 AM
Hi Slavica, thank you for your comment. I'm glad that you like this post. Cheers!
Slavica Bogdanov's comment, April 30, 2012 11:40 AM
Yes loved it! hope lot of people read it and apply it. I actually plan to wakl in my future today and take notes. Will keep you posted. Let me know what you think of this article, if you have the time:) http://www.scoop.it/t/attractitude-finances/p/1696864296/3-time-management-concepts-that-will-change-your-life
Martin Gysler's comment, May 1, 2012 5:12 PM
Hi Slavica, thank you for your comment and the link to your blog post. We could speak about it tomorrow on Skype.