Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 11/2017 (World Happiness Day Ed.)

My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

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Forbes: Steal Tesla’s Strategy For Growing Grit by Jessica Amortegui


Fast Company: Why A Happy Career Can Still Feel Unfulfilling by Marc Crowley


Inc: Science Says Happier People Are Raised by Parents Who Do This 1 Thing by Jeff Haden


Sloan Management Review: The Smart Way to Respond to Negative Emotions at Work by Christine Pearson


Harvard Business Review: Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress by Nicholas Petrie


GretchenRubin.com: For the International Day of Happiness: The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned About Happiness by Gretchen Rubin


Greater Good Science Center: Is the Placebo Effect More Powerful Than We Think? by Alex Shashkevich


Greater Good Science Center: How to Awaken Compassion at Work by Jill Suttie


Greater Good Science Center: What Positive Leadership is Not by Chris White


Huffington Post: The World Is Waking Up To The Importance Of Happiness by Mark Williamson


Guardian: I ❤ you: meet the NYU professor whose love course is becoming a phenomenon by Paul Willis

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 10/2017

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My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

New York Times: I’m Not O.K. Neither Are You. Who Cares? by Henry Alford


New York Magazine: Awe Is the Everyperson’s Spiritual Experience by Drake Baer


Big Think: Is Technology Destroying Happiness? by Derek Beres


Forbes: Organizational Strategies That Promote Well-Being And Reduce Burnout by Paula Davis-Laack


Harvard Business Review: To Motivate Employees, Show Them How They’re Helping Customers by Francesca Gino


BPS Research Digest: Smarter people are happier, says new analysis involving 80,000 participants, but only a bit by Christian Jarrett


Harvard Business Review: Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work by Valerie Keller & Caroline Webb


Forbes: Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You’re Trying To Become Successful by Lisa Quast


Harvard Business Review: Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter by David Rock


LA Times: UAE’s minister of happiness insists her job is no laughing matter by Ann Simmons


Psychology Today: The Marshmallow Myth by Nick Tasler


Psychology Today: Compassion Is Better than Empathy by Tara Well


Heleo: A New View of the Self: The Psychology of Connection, no author

 

 

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 09/2017

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My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

New York Magazine: Weirdly, Success Is About Thinking You’re Not That Successful by Drake Baer


Huffington Post: 9 Traps You Fall Into That Limit Your Happiness by Travis Bradberry


Industry Week: GDP is Dead. Long Live ‘Happiness’GDP is Dead. Long Live ‘Happiness’ by Aturo Bris


Globe and Mail: A practical alternative to ‘following your passion’ by Peter Caven


Inc: This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life by Melanie Curtin


Psychology Today: What’s the Difference Between Optimism and Hope? by Utpal Dholakia


Atlantic: How to Find Meaning in the Face of Death by Emily Esfahani Smith


Greater Good Science Center: What Words Do You Associate with Happiness? by Kira Newman


The Hill: Prevent the incivility of the election from infiltrating the workplace by Christine Porath


Psychology Today: Why Money Matters for Meaning by Clay Routledge

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 08/2017

mappalicious_news_digest_2017My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

Forbes: Two Reasons We Fail to Be Creative by Caroline Beaton


Mindful.org: Can Mindfulness Help Us Navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution? by Jamie Bristow


New Yorker: Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds by Elisabeth Kolbert


Greater Good Science Center: What Would Buddha Do About the Economy? by Jenara Nerenberg


The Positive Organization: The Power of an Organizing Image by Robert Quinn


Sciencer of Us: To Navigate a Challenge, Pretend You’re Giving Advice to a Friend by Brad Stulberg


Greater Good Science Center: Can You Change Your Personality? by Jill Suttie


Heleo: Feeling Adrift? Here’s How to Strengthen Meaning in Your Life, no author


Michigan Ross: The Business Case for Compassion, no author


Heleo: Why Bringing Compassion to Work is Good for Business, no author

My new TEDx talk: “Dare to Foster Compassion in Organizations”

I´m super happy. After my official TEDx premiere at TEDx Bergen/Norway in 2014 (How to be the architect of your own fortune), as of today, my second TEDx talk is available on YouTube. It was filmed at the very first edition of TEDx EBS late in 2016. EBS University (or European Business School Oestrich-Winkel) is one of the premier business schools in Germany and, coincidentally, the place where I obtained my Ph.D.

The talk is named “Dare to Foster Compassion in Organizations”. It draws on research by luminaries such as Jane Dutton, Monica Worline, Adam Galinsky, Laura Little, Jennifer Berdahl, and the late Peter Frost (and even though they are neither mentioned nor referenced on a slide explicitly, Esa Saarinen, Adam Grant, and Robert Quinn).

I hope you will enjoy the talk! And if you do, please consider sharing the news. Thank You!

If you are interested in a (sort of…) transcript of the talk: this was published here a while ago.

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 07/2017

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My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

New York Magazine: Rich People Literally See the World Differently by Drake Baer


American Management Association: Developing GRIT: How To Build Your Optimism And Drive Toward Success by Thomas Boyce


Fast Company: A Psychologist Finally Explains Why You Hate Teamwork So Much by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic


Harvard Business Review: If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic & Lewis Garrad


Harvard Business Review: Being Engaged at Work Is Not the Same as Being Productive by Ryan Fuller & Nina Shikaloff


New York Magazine: A Strategy for Making Decisions You Won’t Regret by Cari Romm


New York Magazine: This Study on Altruistic Toddlers Will Make You Feel Better About the World by Cari Romm


Huffington Post: Healing Spaces: Expressing Values vs Being Political at Work by Chris White


Heleo: Embrace Authenticity: How to Break Free from the Tyranny of Positivity, no author


Knowledge@Wharton: You’re Happy and You Know It — Why You Probably Shouldn’t Show It, no author


In German

Capital: Zufriedenheit kann man lernen by Christina Berndt

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 06/2017

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My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

New York Magazine: Psychologists Think They Found the Purpose of Depression by Drake Baer


New York Magazine: Everybody Discounts How Much Fun Matters for Their Next Job by Drake Baer


Psychology Today: Five Secrets to a Stress-Proof Brain by Melanie Greenberg


Psychology Today: How Does Gratitude Enhance Trust? by Todd Kashdan


Psychology Today: Employee Engagement Is Declining, but Managers Can Help by Victor Lipman


Fast Company: These are the 5 things that are causing employees to burn out & what you can do about them by Gwen Moran


New York Magazine: The Contact Hypothesis Offers Hope for the World by Jesse Singal


New York Magazine: Seeking a Sense of Belonging in a Divisive Era by Emily Esfahani Smith


Time: The key to success is not having more by Scott Sonenshein


New York Magazine: The Curse of Being Too Passionate by Brad Stulberg