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Positive Psychology

Opinion
by Bryant Ott

Learn how committing to a performance development approach can arm your managers to lead their employees and teams to greater outcomes.

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We're all prey to cognitive mistakes, says Daniel Kahneman in his bestselling book Thinking, Fast and Slow. But knowing that can help you avoid those mistakes, he explains here.

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It's easy to cultivate a sense of doom at the moment, and there are ample reasons to give up hope. But business leaders should resist the tide of negativity, says a prominent psychologist. That's because hope serves a bottom-line business purpose.

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After an exhaustive study, two researchers came to this conclusion: Optimism is essential to being an effective leader. Without it, they discovered, "there is no hope, no reason to stretch, and no belief that an organization can rally to achieve its vision." Find out more about their compelling and actionable research.

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World-renowned psychologist Shelley Taylor explores the problem of chronic anxiety at work, and how support systems can help companies to alleviate it.

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Do teams perform better for managers who apply positive leadership practices? Are they more engaged than those led by less-positive supervisors? Two researchers set out to tackle these questions. Here's what they discovered.

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Psychologist Shane Lopez has many reasons to be optimistic about the bottom-line power of hope. Far from being a mere warm-and-fuzzy attribute, hope can be measured, increased, and deployed. And Dr. Lopez contends that it plays a central role in business as it drives persistence, motivation, goal setting, and innovation.

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Leading management thinker Fred Luthans says that while management science and economics have explored business with excruciating thoroughness, they've overlooked something big -- the human mind. In this interview, Luthans tells how businesses can benefit from developing "psychological capital," how managers can turn common sense into a systematic tool, and why psychological capital is a business advantage most organizations don't even know they have.

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The precepts of the Positive Psychology movement have profound implications for both huge multinational corporations and the micro-enterprises that represent the seeds of a better future in developing nations. Business leaders and leading social scientists explain why.

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Gallup research backs up what the comic strip has already told us: The less you like the physical surroundings of your work environment, the more likely you are to be dissatisfied with your job. Read this and other results from the GMJ's latest survey of U.S. employees.

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Happy employees are better equipped to handle workplace relationships, stress, and change, according to the latest Gallup Management Journal survey. Companies that understand this, and help employees improve their wellbeing, can boost their productivity.

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Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman has chosen to dedicate the rest of his career to wellbeing, and not just his own. In the second of a two-part interview, Dr. Kahneman explains why we're never as happy or unhappy as we think we'll be, and why we can adapt to just about any circumstances. He also says he's exploring why the French are never satisfied, though they have perhaps the world's most enviable lifestyle.

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Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman touched off a quiet revolution when he showed economists how wrong they've always been about human decision making. In this exclusive interview, Dr. Kahneman, a Princeton psychology professor, tells how to avoid the pitfalls of faulty reasoning and make better decisions for yourself and your company.

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Speaking at a recent gathering in Washington, D.C., leading experts in Positive Psychology stressed the importance of trusting employees, authentic leadership, and gender differences at work.

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Management insights from executives and researchers show you how to foster positive emotions and psychological wellbeing at work -- and boost employee productivity and engagement.

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Your employees have thousands of interactions each day, according to the authors of How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life. For better or worse, some of those interactions are life-changing.

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In an interview, Tom Rath, coauthor of How Full Is Your Bucket?, explains how negativity hurts American business -- and describes the right and wrong ways to recognize employees' good work.

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How seemingly small interactions in the workplace can dramatically boost your team's productivity

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The Positive Psychology movement offers rich possibilities for executives who want to improve company performance by unleashing human potential. Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., is on the vanguard of this movement. In an interview, she shares insights that have startling implications for anyone who wants the best out of a boss, employee, or customer.