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7 Uncommon Ways to Be A Positive Influence On Your Team

7 Uncommon Ways to Be A Positive Influence On Your Team | Organizational Psychology | Scoop.it
Positive psychology sounds like another fad or for those of us chronic doomsayers. We all know the world we see has positive and negative energy
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Every team looks to the leader for support, which is why all leaders must be a positive force to keep people motivating. Here are some quick tips on how to be a positive influence. 

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The "Better" Question Changes Everything

The "Better" Question Changes Everything | Organizational Psychology | Scoop.it
Recurring issues reflect poor leadership. How long will you tolerate pestering problems? Courageous leaders believe we can do better. Begin “better”: If you can’t make it better, find something you...

Via Anne Leong
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Staying positive is key. Use these questions to create an environment that gets better after every failure. 

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Dixie Binford's curator insight, December 10, 2014 10:23 AM

Great short piece on how to rephrase and reframe.

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Leadership, Service And Sustaining The Customer Experience - Forbes

Leadership, Service And Sustaining The Customer Experience - Forbes | Organizational Psychology | Scoop.it
If you want to deliver consistently great service and a sustainably great customer experience, your leadership focus needs to be different from what’s required to maintain production capacity in manufacturing.
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This is a great article for any company in a service industry. Engaging your employees is likely the key to a better customer experience. 

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Work addiction is a real thing–and it’s not good for you

Work addiction is a real thing–and it’s not good for you | Organizational Psychology | Scoop.it
Workaholics experience worse health and greater work-life conflict
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The negative effects of work addiction spread beyond work. Fortunately, millennials are placing more value on family and personal life. Hopefully this new trend will eliminate some of the more severe cases of workaholism. 

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The Psychology of Kindness in the Workplace

The Psychology of Kindness in the Workplace | Organizational Psychology | Scoop.it
Scholars explain why a culture of caring and compassion must be cultivated.

Via Prof. Hankell
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Psychology research shows that people are attracted to companies that are consistent with their own values. People are also more likely to stay at a job if the people have similar qualities. Management can use encouragement, training, and rewards as a way to control the type of behavior in the work environment.

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:07 AM

KINDNESS = a kind, considerate, or helpful act...

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An Expert's Surprising Secret To Getting Ahead At Work

An Expert's Surprising Secret To Getting Ahead At Work | Organizational Psychology | Scoop.it
Adam Grant, the subject of The New York Times magazine's latest in-depth profile, is a leader in his field of organizational psychology.

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Adam Grant shows that kindness and generosity lead to success. Helping others improves your self-worth and gives meaning to your job. There is something to be said of the givers. 

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Lead People to Believe in Themselves - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

Lead People to Believe in Themselves - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | Organizational Psychology | Scoop.it
When you believe in people, you get people to believe in themselves. And when that happens you can achieve great things together.
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Employees that believe in themselves perform better than those with little confidence. Leaders can inspire people to do this.

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Why You Should Incorporate Psychology into Your Business Practices - Tech Cocktail

Why You Should Incorporate Psychology into Your Business Practices - Tech Cocktail | Organizational Psychology | Scoop.it
If you can hack into the psychology of how your audience is thinking, you can crack the code to more sales for your business.
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Leaders must understand how powerful psychology is in the role of a business. Employees and customers respond when business values aline with psychological values.

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6 Leadership Theories to define Effectiveness of Leaders

6 Leadership Theories to define Effectiveness of Leaders | Organizational Psychology | Scoop.it
By Bhudeb Chakrabarti Leadership is the projection of personality; It is combination of persuasion, compulsion and example that makes other people to do what the leader wants them to do. ~ Field-Ma...

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Interesting insight into different theories of an effective leader. Management should consider these explanations of what works and why it works. 

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, December 7, 2014 11:47 PM

A leader should not only be intelligent (with general problem-solving capacity), but should also possess high integrity and character, equally concerned with ends (doing the right thing) and means (doing rightly)...

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How positive psychology is transforming the way we think about leadership

How positive psychology is transforming the way we think about leadership | Organizational Psychology | Scoop.it
Guest blogger: Bridget Grenville-Cleave, Open University Business School MBA Alumna, MAPP graduate of the University of East London, is a UK-based positive psychology consultant, trainer and writer...

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It has become evident that positive psychology leadership strategies achieve exceptional performance. There are a number of reasons why managers should strive to become positive leaders.

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carnssacha's curator insight, May 8, 2013 7:01 PM

"A leader is a dealer in hope": a great way to think of it but a challenge nonetheless.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 24, 2015 4:46 AM

It is and will continue to transform this space!

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Sponsor Content: Bad bosses take their tolls on employees and companies alike - The Province

Sponsor Content: Bad bosses take their tolls on employees and companies alike - The Province | Organizational Psychology | Scoop.it
It could happen at school, work or in rush-hour traffic — most of us remember running into a jerk at some point in our lives. But what if that jerk is your boss?
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Bad bosses are one of the biggest reasons for psychological pain at work. The article shows how poor management can cause additional stress and eventually force an employee to quit.

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65% of Americans Choose a Better Boss Over a Raise -- Here's Why

65% of Americans Choose a Better Boss Over a Raise -- Here's Why | Organizational Psychology | Scoop.it
Hard to believe? According to Michelle McQuaid, a world leader in positive psychology interventions in the workplace, if you feel unappreciated, uninspired, lonely, and miserable, you’re not alone.

Via Andrée Laforge
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The majority of people trust a stranger over their own boss. Though many people believe that money is the biggest driver of job satisfaction, this article exemplifies how important the manager's role is in creating a safe and enjoyable work environment. 

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