July 2008

By Marie-JosêÑÔ©e Salvas How often have you heard someone boast that they had worked 70 hours last week? Were you impressed and envious or did you think the speaker was either exaggerating or inefficient? Why do some take pride in proving that their work is more...

From: Psych Central Reflecting On Values Transcends Self By: Rick Nauert, Ph.D. Senior News Editor Reviewed by: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 23, 2008 Wednesday, Jul 23 (Psych Central) -- Criticism is difficult for most as no one enjoys being told that their behavior is harmful to themselves or others....

Morale, Change, and Positive Organizations By Dave Shearon Positive Psychology News Daily July 17, 2008 Dave Shearon, MAPP, applies positive psychology to both law and education. Dave writes articles about applications of Positive Psychology to law and education at his site. This article is about morale...

Unhappiness is Part of Life By Angus Skinner Positive Psychology News Daily July 22, 2008, 9:58 pm Angus Skinner, MAPP, works in his beloved and beautiful Scotland principally as Associate Consultant with the Centre for Confidence and Well-Being. Angus is also a visiting Professor at...

Although I now practice mostly as a positive psychology coach and consultant I still remember much of my days as a clinical psychologist and I still find most of what I learned while studying clinical psychology to be useful in my current roles. Among...

Get the Most From Your Employees How to get the best from employees? Instead of trying to change them, identify their unique strengths, then help them use those strengths to excel in their own way. To identify employees' strengths, ask, "What was the best day at...

According to a BusinessWeek story on happiness at work and positive leaders we should all: - get sleep - get off our behinds and - get positive If you want more happiness at work consider our coaching and consulting programs (email info@thehappinessinstitute.com for more on our "Happiness at...

By Bruce Bower July 18th, 2008 A burst of happiness may impair children's attention to detailA new study of how mood affects thinking styles presented children with problems such as the one shown above. Participants searched for a houselike shape, left, in the larger drawing of a...