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8 Ways To Unlock Your Inner Creativity

8 Ways To Unlock Your Inner Creativity | Human Performance Improvement | Scoop.it
Sometimes creativity needs coaxing. Advice from photographers, designers, musicians, and entrepreneurs on how to get in the groove.
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disrupting the 'comfort zone'

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A Happier You: A Better Organization

A Happier You: A Better Organization | Human Performance Improvement | Scoop.it

"Have you ever wondered what it takes to achieve sustained well-being, happiness, and results? Fortunately, there is a substantial body of research demonstrating just how we can experience more personal fulfillment and how organizations can capitalize on healthier, more engaged employees. It is called Positive Psychology—aka, the Science of Happiness.

University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Marty Seligman can be credited for coining the term “a positive psychology” during his tenure with the American Psychological Association. It is unlikely he could have known the impact this burgeoning science would have on individuals, organizations, and communities only 15 years later. It is a growing field with acres of open space in which we have come a great distance in a short period of time.

Here are a few examples to illustrate the impact of positive psychology:

 

Successful companies like Google, Zappos, and Genentech have Chief Happiness Officers and rely on outside consultants to implement massive well-being initiatives.

 

* Currently there are two Applied Positive Psychology graduate programs in the United States.

 

* Four organizations (including ours) offer business consultants an opportunity to receive a Positive Psychology Coaching Certification.

 

* In 2009, the Department of Defense hired prominent positive psychologists to drive well-being and results within the Army—at a cost of $34 million dollars. 

 

What is positive psychology, really? In simplest terms, positive psychology is a branch of science concerned with positive human functioning—that is, understanding what works well. Whereas traditional psychology is focused on alleviating the suffering from illnesses like depression and anxiety, positive psychology investigates ways to help healthy organizations, individuals, and communities grow and flourish. 


... Although research in positive psychology has been ongoing for years, more and more people in the mainstream currently are being exposed to this powerful work through books, academia, and the media. Many business leaders also are turning to this established body of research to answer the question, “How can I bring sustainable well-being to my organization?”

The self-improvement industry demonstrates a positive impact on individuals through the sale of millions of books, the facilitation of thousands of seminars, and the making of 14,000 business and life coaches in the United States alone. Positive psychology takes questions about human flourishing and performance much further by introducing research-validated interventions that build sustainable well-being and organizational performance.

As positive performance interventions become imbedded within the personal improvement industry, the combination of scientific rigor and organizational coaching seems a perfect match. We are seeing research-based methodologies gain traction within more conventional organizational development programs, and, as a result, there is a complementary pairing of these two worlds. To borrow from our friend and colleague, renowned positive psychologist and author, Tal Ben-Shahar: These two fields coming together create a bridge between the Ivory Tower and Main Street.'

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"...positive psychology is a branch of science concerned with positive human functioning—that is, understanding what works well.' 

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Neena's curator insight, July 7, 2014 2:16 AM

Individual Well being for (or with) Organizational well-being .... Njoy & share back your views

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Is The Secret To Ultimate Human Performance The F-Word? - Forbes

Is The Secret To Ultimate Human Performance The F-Word? - Forbes | Human Performance Improvement | Scoop.it
Is The Secret To Ultimate Human Performance The F-Word?
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It's the silly season, alright. This time of year we're awash with tips and tricks to help us stick to our resolutions—lose those pounds, save those dollars, land that job, etcetera.
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Flow State: How to Cultivate a State of Bliss and Seamless Productivity | Ondi Timoner

Flow State: How to Cultivate a State of Bliss and Seamless Productivity | Ondi Timoner | Human Performance Improvement | Scoop.it
In these amplified moments of consciousness, we make connections we had missed before, hatch breakthroughs to problems that have been stumping us and push the limits of what's possible for human performance....
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Human Performance Systems Thinking: This is NOT just a Buzz Word!

Human Performance Systems Thinking: This is NOT just a Buzz Word! | Human Performance Improvement | Scoop.it
For anyone that knows me, I am a nut about understanding the way that organizations and people work, especially as it relates to increasing and maintaining performance.  Unfortunately many organiza...
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In A Globalized World, Fixing Problems Means Fixing Systems

In A Globalized World, Fixing Problems Means Fixing Systems | Human Performance Improvement | Scoop.it
When everything is connected, our solutions have to be far bigger than just solving one problem.
Beth Holz's insight:

"If we are going to remain committed to the idea that globalization should be good for all, focus must be placed on improving an entire system as opposed to combating a particular problem in isolation."

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How A Company That Trains Elite Athletes Could Help You Reach Peak Office Performance

How A Company That Trains Elite Athletes Could Help You Reach Peak Office Performance | Human Performance Improvement | Scoop.it
Corporate wellness programs often fail, despite good intentions. Could taking some inspiration from how elite athletes are trained help improve...
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Performance Management vs. Human Performance Improvement

Today’s workplace involves more scrutiny in terms of performance, but when it comes to improving that performance what comes to mind? Performance management or (Human) Performance Improvement?

Via ellenjharris, Tessie Uranga-MSEd.
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Do you know the difference?

 

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PerformanceXpress — Knowledge Worker: A Baker’s Dozen of Factors Affecting Human Performance

PerformanceXpress — Knowledge Worker: A Baker’s Dozen of Factors Affecting Human Performance | Human Performance Improvement | Scoop.it
In last month’s column, I indicated that in this month’s column we would look at some factors affecting human performance. Failures in performance can occur when these factors are missing or not supportive of the performance in question.
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The Effects of Feedback Interventions on Performance: A Historical Review, a Meta-Analysis, and a Preliminary Feedback Intervention Theory (Kluger & DeNisi, 1996)

The Effects of Feedback Interventions on Performance: A Historical Review, a Meta-Analysis, and a Preliminary Feedback Intervention Theory (Kluger & DeNisi, 1996) | Human Performance Improvement | Scoop.it
Kluger, A. N., & DeNisi, A. (1996). The effects of feedback interventions on performance: A historical review, a meta-analysis, and a preliminary feedback intervention theory. Psychological Bul...
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