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Performance management: play to their strengths 06 August 2007 This article first appeared in Personnel Today magazine. Is it possible to improve employee engagement and retention simply by focusing on what staff are good at? Karen Dempsey finds out. If the term 'positive psychology' conjures up images...

Within the many models we use here at The Happiness Institute our 'sUPPORT" relationships model includes "O" for open communication. Open communication is a vitally important part of building positive relationships which is in turn, a vitally important component of happiness. Today, I came across...

The Happiness Hypothesis Aug 5th, 2007 by bobleckridge The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathon Haidt. ISBN 978-0-099-47889-8. This book is by a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Virginia. The book's subtitle is "Putting Ancient Wisdom and Philosophy to the Test of Modern Science". I read...

By Ed Sykes - Arabia Online I love watching the top sports individuals and teams; especially, the ones who consistently year in and year out maintain the highest level of excellence. What is the common factor of these successful individuals and teams? Great coaching! Great coaches...

Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop. Gertrude Stein *** Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. Oscar Wilde *** Happiness is good health and a bad memory. Ingrid Bergman *** It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only...

I actually posted this a few weeks ago but after sending it out to another database, and receiving a very positive response, I thought I'd put it up again with the hope it might remind you of some important happiness principles and...

Get Older, Get Happier -- It Happens By ANDREA COOMBES August 5, 2007 Wall Street Journal It gets better with age. Some people think those who are decades older have less reason to be joyful. But more people in their 60s and 70s report being happy than do those in their...

By Kathy Gates 7 Things that will lead to happiness Ever notice how some people just seem to be able to be content and bounce back no matter what the circumstances? Research shows that this isn't a gift or a talent - it's a skill that they...

Happy land: some reasons to be cheerful in England ê_Ôš First government survey measures contentment ê_Ôš Less skilled report more negative emotions Tania Branigan, political correspondent Saturday August 4, 2007 The Guardian It's official: most of us are happy. Life satisfaction in England averages 7.3 out of 10, according...

F.Scott Fitzgerald, the American Author, supposedly once said: Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. Dr. Happy from The Happiness Institute says: Never confuse a single bad day with a bad life: savour every single happy moment for a life of happiness. ...