Positivity

Author: Barbara Fredrickson
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307452191
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World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral." You’ll discover: •What positivity is, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective • The ten sometimes surprising forms of positivity • Why positivity is more important than happiness • How positivity can enhance relationships, work, and health, and how it relieves depression, broadens minds, and builds lives • The top-notch research that backs the 3-to-1 "positivity ratio" as a key tipping point • That your own sources of positivity are unique and how to tap into them • How to calculate your current positivity ratio, track it, and improve it With Positivity, you’ll learn to see new possibilities, bounce back from setbacks, connect with others, and become the best version of yourself.

Science Of Human Nature And Art Of Sustainable Happiness Arrive 2 B U

Author: Emma-Shivani Brown Ph.D.
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 168470961X
Size: 36.30 MB
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Ultimately, people want to be happy. For most of us, we seek happiness outside of ourselves. We hope that our pursuit of a higher-paying job, a nicer house, a new mate, a faster speedboat, etc. will bring happiness. These external desires might satisfy our appetite in the short-term, but when the shiny newness inevitably wears off, we find ourselves feeling emotionally bankrupt, and often in overwhelming debt. We all want to know the secret to happiness, even though very few of us actually have the motivation and dedication to work for it. Recognizing and changing patterns of behavior that don't serve us, adopting positivity practices, living mindfully and flourishing often require a substantial life overhaul, not just a makeover. Here's the secret-there is no secret to happiness. Much research has been done and countless books, classes, conferences, and programs come out every year, each with a "new" take on this age-old enigma.

Servant Leadership In Sport

Author: Gregory S. Sullivan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030112489
Size: 79.70 MB
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This book applies the principles of well-being theory and positive psychology to sport to establish a basis of servant leadership in sport organizations. Though the win-at-all-cost mentality is pervasive in sport, leading to acceptance of leadership styles more associated with controlling and extrinsic motivators, the author proposes need satisfaction based on three psychological needs: autonomy, competence, and belongingness, which leads to enhanced job performance, job satisfaction, and well-being. Through need satisfaction, servant leaders positively influence organizational outcomes by enabling followers' growth and well-being. This book will make a new contribution to sport management research in applying the principles of positive psychology to servant leadership and to sport.

Sharpen Your Positive Edge Shifting Your Thoughts For More Positivity Success

Author: Tina Hallis
Publisher: Happy Hill Publishing
ISBN: 099847181X
Size: 23.67 MB
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Life can be hard! It might be challenges with your work, health, relationships, finances, and the list goes on. How can you manage the obstacles and appreciate the good things? This book makes it easier to – - Enjoy more positive days - Bounce back when things get tough - Create better relationships at work and at home It’s a toolbox stocked with 80 short but powerful strategies to help busy people like you Sharpen Your Positive Edge by shifting your thinking so you can be more motivated, happier, and less stressed. No wonder greater positivity has been found to lead to greater success! We’re naturally wired to focus on all the negative things in our work and lives. This isn’t our fault! It’s largely due to our important survival instinct designed to keep us alert for problems and danger. But in today’s world, there are very few life and death situations compared to prehistoric times, so we need a better balance. The rapidly expanding field of Positive Psychology is finding ways to help us override our negative bias and also see the good all around us. The problem is many of us don’t realize we have this ability, yet the truth is in every moment we have a choice. The strategies and insights in this book are designed to make that choice easier.

How To Be Happy At Work

Author: Annie McKee
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633696812
Size: 45.71 MB
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Life's too short to be unhappy at work "I'm working harder than I ever have, and I don't know if it's worth it anymore." If you're a manager or leader, these words have probably run through your mind. So many of us are feeling fed up, burned out, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure and stress, the unending changes, the politics--people feel as though they can't give much more, and performance is suffering. But it's work, after all, right? Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work? Yes, we should, says Annie McKee, coauthor of the bestselling Primal Leadership. In her new transformative book, she makes the most compelling case yet that happiness--and the full engagement that comes with it--is more important than ever in today's workplace, and she sheds new light on the powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organizational success. Based on extensive research and decades of experience with leaders, this book reveals that people must have three essential elements in order to be happy at work: A sense of purpose and the chance to contribute to something bigger than themselves A vision that is powerful and personal, creating a real sense of hope Resonant, friendly relationships With vivid and moving real-life stories, the book shows how leaders can use these powerful pillars to create and sustain happiness even when they're under pressure. By emphasizing purpose, hope, and friendships they can also ensure a healthy, positive climate for their teams and throughout the organization. How to Be Happy at Work deepens our understanding of what it means to be truly fulfilled and effective at work and provides clear, practical advice and instruction for how to get there--no matter what job you have.

Mindfulness Based Strategic Awareness Training

Author: Juan Humberto Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111893797X
Size: 33.48 MB
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Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness Training: A Complete Program for Leaders and Individuals is the first book to link mindfulness training and positive psychology to the leadership, strategy and management issues faced by individuals and organizations. Sets out a complete program in Mindfulness-based Strategic Awareness Training (MBSAT), a new form of strengths-based business mindfulness training which enhances participants’ ability to perceive opportunities, adapt and grow Draws on research from neuroscience, positive psychology, behavioural finance and management to show how leaders, managers and individuals can build and maintain more resonant relationships and adapt to constant change Includes real-life vignettes, specific instructions and a wealth of resources designed to guide experiential learning including background information, exercises, guidelines, hand-outs, graphics, and guided audio meditations Mindfulness training is increasingly used in organizational contexts – the author is a pioneer in designing and delivering training that applies mindfulness and positive psychology to the strategic challenges of management and business Reviews by Experts This book is important for all who seek to lead organizations, showing how mindfulness can be combined with the findings from positive psychology for the benefit of all. The book is not just good theory. It also provides a step-by-step practical program to cultivate a balance between motivation for outcomes on the one hand, and compassion toward self and others on the other. Here are skills that can be learned; skills that can truly inspire and sustain wise leadership. Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, was also the Founding Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. Now Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry of Oxford University. Author of “Mindfulness: An Eight week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World”, Co-author with Zindel V. Segal and John Teasdale of “Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression” and author and co-author of a series other standard works in the field of mindfulness In today’s disruptive times, it is happy and loyal customers that count. This rich and practical book provides an exceptionally smart learning tool to help consumers make mindful decisions that lead to happiness. And for any leader and manager it is a key reading for making wise business and marketing decisions that create value. Bernd Schmitt, Ph.D., Professor, Columbia Business School, New York. Author of “Experiential Marketing: How to Get Consumers to Sense, Fell, Think and Act, Relate to your Company and Brands.” and “Happy Customers Everywhere: How Your Business Can Profit from the Insights of Positive Psychology.” Juan Humberto Young is the first to integrate positive psychology and mindfulness with a results-oriented focus on business strategy. In today’s ever-changing organizations, leaders need clarity and flexibility to adapt and succeed. Built on leading-edge science, this book offers a step-by-step program that will light your path not only to greater strategic awareness but also to greater well-being. Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D., Kenan, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Author of the two bestsellers “Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life.” and “Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection”. Juan Humberto Young integrates mindfulness practices, positive psychology, and extensive business experience to design a practical training program that improves personal and professional decision-making. This book offers tools to make decisions that increase subjective well-being because the sources of much unhappiness are poor decisions. For business leaders, lawyers, negotiators, and everyone who wants to improve their quality of life, this book presents a path to achieve the capacity of strategic awareness, consisting of mental lucidity, emotional clarity, and bodily awareness, which results in skillful decision-making. This book provides readers an ideal way to find happiness, personal balance, and professional success. Peter H. Huang, J.D. Ph.D., Professor and DeMuth Chair of Business Law, University of Colorado Law School. The author of numerous articles integrating Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Law.