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Leadership Tools & Resources

Leadership Tools & Resources | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

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Be a leader, when possible;  An effective manager, when needed; Never a boss:-), just for the sake of it! 

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Anyone can be a boss... It is very easy to use our organizational authority to delegate tasks, give orders and demand respect when we have the key to others performance reviews and job continuity.  

 

The question is, can you lead?

Positive Psychology
the flourishing domain of strengths based approach to psychology
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Flourish Mentoring

Flourish Mentoring | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
A collection of articles on Leadership development utilizing a positive psychology i.e. well-being and strengths based approach to the workplace.  
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Pls consider following my new scoop.it topic 'Flourish Mentoring' as I will be curating workplace and leadership related articles under that topic from now on. I'll be using the 'positive psychology' topic more for basic research in positive psychology and applications to say school settings, but all  applications to workspace settings will now be covered under 'Flourish Mentoring'.  

 

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nathalie chiasson's curator insight, March 9, 2016 7:11 AM

Hi Folks,

Pls consider following my new scoop.it topic 'Flourish Mentoring' as I will be curating workplace and leadership related articles under that topic from now on. I'll be using the 'positive psychology' topic more for basic research in positive psychology and applications to say school settings, but all  applications to workspace settings will now be covered under 'Flourish Mentoring'.  

 

thanks,

Sandeep Gautam

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Nine Scientists Share Their Favorite Happiness Practices | Greater Good Magazine

Nine Scientists Share Their Favorite Happiness Practices | Greater Good Magazine | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
For the International Day of Happiness, here's some inspiration to help you feel more connected, grateful, and satisfied with your life.
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Positive Psychology Resources

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Positive psychology resources, authors and researchers on Twitter Feeds from VIA Character, character strengths expert that offers the VIA Survey on Character.
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I use VIA extensively in my #positive #education work with students, so its very gratifying to find myself listed among other positive psychology luminaries on this VIA page. So thankful to VIA for the same!
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What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

What might explain the unhappiness epidemic? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Changes in how we're spending our free time is a likely culprit.
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Screen use is related to, and rather causes, unhappiness in teens (as well as adults). But screen use of less than an hour , or in moderation, is actually good for happiness.  
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Opinion | The Structure of Gratitude

Opinion | The Structure of Gratitude | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
wonderful article about the magic of gratitude. so thankful, that my life is exceeding expectations, though definitely not my dreams.
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wonderful article about the magic of gratitude. so thankful, that my life is exceeding expectations, though definitely not my dreams.
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We Are Built To Be Kind

Human nature is often portrayed as selfish and power hungry, but research by Dacher Keltner finds that we are hard-wired to be kind. Subscribe
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survival of the kindest!
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The meaning of life: What makes life worth living? | Frank Martela | TEDxHelsinkiUniversity

Frank Martela is a researcher at University of Helsinki focusing on compassion, prosocial behavior, well-being and meaning in life. He explores these theme
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Beautiful and powerful talk on the (personal) meaning in life.
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Why We Crave Meaning in Our Lives, and How to Find It

Why We Crave Meaning in Our Lives, and How to Find It | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
World-renowned psychologist Roy Baumeister speaks with Scott Barry Kaufman about the four things you need to live a life of meaning.
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wonderful conversation between Roy Baumiester and Scott Barry Kaufman!
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Reed Rawlings's curator insight, August 30, 2017 12:08 AM

I'm not the biggest fan of everything that Baumeister does. But, this piece is pretty insightful. 

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A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
You'll need pen, paper, and a silencer for cynicism.
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Is ‘grit’ the new black? Probably not. – Benefit Mindset – Medium

Is ‘grit’ the new black? Probably not. – Benefit Mindset – Medium | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
People who know what they want, enduring gruelling competitive environments to achieve. People who had the passion and relentless perseverance to stick at something until they were successful. Grit…
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Good points to keep in mind as we roll out Grit as the first( of many) character strengths to be developed at a school; I still disagree that the benefits don't outweigh the downsides,  grit has to be inculcated but with the right context.
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How the Science of Well-Being is Evolving

How the Science of Well-Being is Evolving | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
The field of positive psychology was born when researchers noticed that psychology was awfully negative—focusing on illness and suffering but mute on the topic of how to thrive and flourish.

Two decades later, you could say that positive psychology is moving past this dichotomy of positive and negative, toward a more nuanced perspective on the good life. At least, that was one of the themes at the International Positive Psychology Association’s 5th World Congress, a four-day conference held earlier this month that brought together more than 1,300 researchers, practitioners, students, and journalists in Montreal, Canada.

Researchers shared the complexities and complications they were uncovering about the elements of well-being, from gratitude and mindfulness to passion and grit. Here are some of their insights.

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PP 2.0 is more nuanced
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David Hain's curator insight, July 27, 2017 6:33 AM

Insights from the latest wellbeing research. It's not as simple as following god/bad buzzwords!

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Robert Emmons: The Power of Gratitude

Robert Emmons explains how gratitude has the ability to heal, energize, and change our lives.
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trait gratitude has many benefits and is different from state gratitude or feeling thankful at a particular moment in time. 
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A Sense of Purpose Means a Longer Life

A Sense of Purpose Means a Longer Life | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
in a study published just this month, researchers at University College London found that, for people over the age of 65, a sense of purpose and overall well-being meant that they were 30% less likely to die over a period of eight and a half years.

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Just like happiness, leading a meaningful life is also associated with a longer life!
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‘Do you have a strong sense of purpose, meaning, and passion for  a better world in your life?’ If you answer yes to this question, then you may have a 15% higher chance of still being alive in the 2028. That sounds crazy, but indeed it’s based on longitudinal research – in 2000, more than 6000 people were asked this and similar questions. In Man's Search for Meaning Victor Frankl demonstrated how sense of meaning is absolutely life promoting.  Frankl, as we all know, was in a concentration camp where everything was taken from him and others, and yet he saw resources, relationships, and regenerative possibilities that gave life to many, and built a whole new edifice and field of transformational capacity in psychology. There are examples after examples of Frankl's idea of finding the life-promoting meaning in the midst of extreme suffering; they are threaded throughout his accounts in the harsh conditions of the Nazi concentration camps. In his 1959 book--"Saying Yes to Life in Spite of Everything: A Psychologist Experience the Concentration Camp" he said, "What is to give light must endure burning."  What's important about the London study cited in this article is that we are heading into an era that's been called The Purpose Economy (see Aaron Hurst's book)--and I have seen how people flourish, and companies prosper, when the sense of real purpose is ablaze. For example I  interviewed an associate at the Tesla display store in Amsterdam. The young person was alive. He was responsive. He was as bright about the technical questions I asked as anyone at "the shop floor level" I have ever seen. I wondered why. I asked him:"can you tell me--what's your job here at Tesla?" He did not hesitate a moment: "My job is to electrify the renewable energy age" he said. But, I said, what is it that you do here at Tesla in this display center? He said "I told you--my job, and i feel so privileged, is to electrify the renewable energy age!"  Then i tried a different angle. I still wanted to understand his job. This time I wanted to make it simple. So I asked "When you tell your mother what you do in your job, what do you tell her about your work?" He said it again: "Just as I've shared with you I have shared it with my mother, that is, my job is to electrify the renewable energy age, and Tesla might well be the best company in the world today to help me help get this task of historic magnitude actually done." Wow. And with this sense of Purpose and meaning, not only is everyday at work a special mission, but we can bet that with this kind of flourishing this young person will actually boost his odds of being healthier and live longer that those working without a sense of life-giving purpose. We call this dynamic "mirror flourishing"--whereupon by a company and its people doing good to help the world to flourish "out there" guess who also really flourishes? Yes "the out there" becomes "the in here" and this dynamic is predictable--yes it's no accident that the young Tesla missionary was so impressive at work-- and this health enabling dynamic is demonstrated over and over at this storytelling site called www.aim2flourish.com.   
Ziggi Ivan Santini's comment, March 20, 5:23 AM
These news are from 2014, so obviously not "published just this month"
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5 Myths of Positive Psychology

5 Myths of Positive Psychology | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
For years the science of positive psychology has been a great source of knowledge regarding what "goes right" rather than what "goes wrong" with people. Unfortunately, it has also been the source of the most persistent misinformation about happiness.
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These re not necessarily myths as per me, but definitely some nuanced understanding and depiction is required here.
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What You Need to Know about Willpower: The Psychological Science of Self-Control

What You Need to Know about Willpower: The Psychological Science of Self-Control | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Willpower is the ability to resist short-term temptations in order to meet long-term goals.
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A pretty good and authoritative article on #willpower by APA
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How to Choose Goals That Make You Come Alive

How to Choose Goals That Make You Come Alive | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Research on the components of well-being can help us choose goals that we'll stick to.
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A pretty good illustration of PERMA applied to a goal of hiking the PCT
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A pretty good illustration of PERMA applied to a goal of hiking the PCT
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The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on What Self-Love Really Means and Why It Is the Basic Condition for a Sane Society

The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on What Self-Love Really Means and Why It Is the Basic Condition for a Sane Society | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
"In the experience of love lies the only answer to being human, lies sanity."
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" In loving I experience “I am you,” you — the loved person, you — the stranger, you — everything alive. In the experience of love lies the only answer to being human, lies sanity." 
Note the similarity between Fromm's notion of Love (self love, love to others and humanity) and the practice of Loving Kindness meditation.
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Opinion | When Life Asks for Everything

Opinion | When Life Asks for Everything | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
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I really like the Four Kinds of happiness and its uncannily similar to the four major goals of life I have been advocating.
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Critique of Positive Psychology and Positive Interventions

Critique of Positive Psychology and Positive Interventions | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
This chapter critiques positive psychology (PP) and PP interventions (PPIs) at three levels. First, it identifies the fundamental problems of elitis
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A critique from which PP can learn a lot; I don't agree that existing PPI do not work, but definitely appreciate the need for newer existential positive psychology interventions. 
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Giving Positive Psychology Away: Meaningful Living Meetups

Giving Positive Psychology Away: Meaningful Living Meetups | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Something unusual and significant is happening in Toronto, quietly and under the radar. Every other Sunday afternoon, people from all walks of life gather at my home for our regular Meaningful Living Meetup. On average, more than 30 people cram into my living room. Participants learn that the human capacity for meaning-seeking and meaning-making not…
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the more I read of how Dr Wong is giving away positive psychology and championing the PP2.0 , the more awe and elevation I feel!
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How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain

How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
New research is starting to explore how gratitude works to improve our mental health.
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Brief gratitude interventions have lasting effects on your well-being. 
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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, August 9, 2017 12:24 PM

La relación entre la gratitud y la felicidad es uno de los hallazgos más consistentes de la psicología positiva.

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Do you need to rethink your definition of success?

Do you need to rethink your definition of success? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Psychology shows it’s a big mistake to base our self-worth on our professional achievements.
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Beautiful post by Emily on why we need to redefine success!
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Research Summaries: Positive Psychology in Clinical Practice

Research Summaries: Positive Psychology in Clinical Practice | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Review articles are themselves supposed to be a summary of a field of inquiry, so it appeared queer summarizing a review article; but here I go. This post
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If you are curious about how positive psychology can be applied in therapy!
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