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How to Discover Work You Love

Imagine doing work that you truly enjoy, and not only that, but imagine the work also gives you a sense of meaning and purpose.
What is it that you would be doing?
When we are fulfilled by the work we do we will likely be at our best, and will be engaged and challenged on a daily basis.
When we find this...
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How to Be a Strengths-Based Leader

Helping others be at their best on a day to day basis requires self-aware leadership, which bridges strategy, tactful communication and encouragement.

The leader that blends these skills together is one that takes a strengths-based approach.

Optimal functioning and performance comes from using strengths. This is how people can maintain motivation, stay fully engaged, and reach greater productivity.

The strengths-based leader is also authentic. They have awareness of their personal strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of...
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How to Facilitate Positive Change in Daily Life and the Workplace

The idea of having an inspiring vision and collective mission is important in many different areas.

Whether it be marriage, career, or personal growth, having a vision and mission to direct decision making and stimulate goal-setting is crucial to keeping a healthy and productive perspective.

One model, called Appreciate Inquiry (AI) has been shown to help elicit positive change and transformation both in and out of the workplace. It is often utilized as a prescription for change...
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The 5 Cs for Finding Happiness at Work

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest, how would you rate your satisfaction and fulfillment with the current work or profession you're involved with?

If you scored below a 5 ,what's the reason for this?

We all want to be happy and satisfied with the work we do, but many people work jobs that they find no fulfillment from.

They aren't engaged in their work responsibilities, they're either bored or overwhelmed...
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Do You Take a Holiday Vacation to Enhance Your Well-being and Health?

Over the year stress can add up at work, and that once far off holiday vacation starts to look really appealing.

For most professionals the end of the year is an ideal time to take a vacation and get away from the responsibilities and demands that have consumed most of the past 11 months.

Holidays can be stressful in themselves, however, if we don't organize some free time and plan how we're going to manage...
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5 Ways Positive Psychology Can Improve the Workplace

There are many organizations and small businesses out there that recognize the value of multiple bottom lines beyond simply profit. Building an inspiring work culture and investing in the health and development of their people is an additional priority for long-term business success.

Research supports that certain positive psychological outcomes relate to greater organizational outcomes. Positive emotions and related processes can lead to greater motivation, fulfillment with work,...
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“I Think I Can, I Think I Can” How Self-Efficacy Relates to Performance

Do you know the story of The Little Engine that Could?
“As it neared the top of the grade, which had so discouraged the larger engines, it went more slowly. However, it still kept saying, "I--think--I--can, I--think--I--can." It reached the top by drawing on bravery and then went on down the grade, congratulating itself by saying, "I thought I could, I thought I could."
This little engine knew the power of believing in...
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How Can You Be Happier? Find Work You Love

Many people take the impact their work has on their life for granted.

Have you ever known someone who simply hated their job? How did this impact the rest of their life?

Our job can have a crossover effect into our life outside of work. The emotional impact our job has will ultimately affect our relationships, our health, and our overall well-being and happiness.

Whether we are passionate about what we do or...
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An Interview with Authors of the New Book “The Progress Principle”

When it comes to the application of positive psychology in everyday life, the work place is an ever increasing platform to examine concepts and principles of optimal human performance.

Learning how to motivate employees, stimulate greater productivity, and enhance job satisfaction are crucial areas of concern for growing, successful companies.

Fortunately researchers like Teresa Amabile & Steven Kramer, authors of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work, are...
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$2000 to Leave: Delivering Happiness CEO Discusses Profits, Positivity and Personal Values

This is a guest post from Aleks Srbinoski of Fulfilling Happiness
Will aligning positivity and personal values with company culture lead to profits? Delivering Happiness CEO Jenn Lim and Zappos founder Tony Hseih will tell you that it does.  In fact, at Zappos, a company that is valued at over 1 billion dollars, new trainees are offered $2,000 to leave if they do not feel positively...
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