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📒Big Potential ✍ Shawn Achor
✏Big Potential Book Summary : Bestselling author Shawn Achor shows how to unlock hidden sources of potential in ourselves and others. In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong. By pursuing success in isolation - pushing others away as we push ourselves too hard - we are not just limiting our potential, we are becoming more stressed and disconnected than ever. In his highly anticipated follow-up to The Happiness Advantage, Achor reveals a better approach. Drawing on his work in 50 countries, he shows that success and happiness are not competitive sports. Rather, they depend almost entirely on how well we connect with, relate to, and learn from each other. Just as happiness is contagious, every dimension of human potential - performance, intelligence, creativity, leadership ability and health - is influenced by those around us. So when we help others become better, we reach new levels of potential, as well. Rather than fighting over scraps of the pie, we can expand the pie instead. Small Potential is the limited success we can attain alone. BIG Potential is what we can achieve together. Here, Achor offers five strategies - the SEEDS of Big Potential--for lifting the ceiling on what we can achieve while returning happiness and meaning to our lives. The dramatic shifts in how we approach work today demand an equally dramatic shift in our approach to success. Big Potential offers a new path to thriving in the modern world.
📒Workplace Wellness That Works ✍ Laura Putnam
✏Workplace Wellness that Works Book Summary : A smarter framework for designing more effective workplacewellness programs Workplace Wellness That Works provides a freshperspective on how to promote employee well-being in the workplace.In addressing the interconnectivity between wellness andorganizational culture, this book shows you how to integratewellness into your existing employee development strategy in morecreative, humane, and effective ways. Based on the latest researchand backed by real-world examples and case studies, this guideprovides employers with the tools they need to start making adifference in their employees' health and happiness, and promotingan overall culture of well-being throughout the organization.You'll find concrete, actionable advice for tackling the massiveobstacle of behavioral change, and learn how to design andimplement an approach that can most benefit your organization. Promoting wellness is a good idea. Giving employees theinspiration and tools they need to make changes in their lifestylesis a great idea. But the billion-dollar question is: what dothey want, what do they need, and how do we implement programs tohelp them without causing more harm than good? WorkplaceWellness That Works shows you how to assess your organization'sneeds and craft a plan that actually benefits employees. Build an effective platform for well-being Empower employees to make better choices Design and deliver the strategy that your organizationneeds Drive quantifiable change through more creativeimplementation Today's worksite wellness industry represents a miasma ofcompeting trends, making it nearly impossible to come away withtangible solutions for real-world implementation. Harnessing abroader learning and development framework, Workplace WellnessThat Works skips the fads and shows you how to design a smarterstrategy that truly makes a difference in employees'lives—and your company's bottom line.
📒Connecting Happiness And Success ✍ Ray White
✏Connecting Happiness and Success Book Summary : Don't wait until you reach success to become happier! Most of us are relatively happy, but we are also aware of a deep sense that we could be happier. We believe happiness will come when we reach certain goals in our lives like getting married, buying a new home, getting a raise, a promotion, or a new job. So we forego a little happiness today and this week so we can reach those goals sooner. Our challenge is the days and weeks turn into months and years. The goals we thought would make us happy turn out to be just milestones on a long journey, and our happiness does not materialize like we hoped. Happiness in the form of a deep sense of contentment, satisfaction, and fulfillment seems to be missing. This book will help by providing a clear plan on how to choose happiness and then leverage that happiness to become even more successful. Don't spend your life chasing success and hoping for happiness, learn how to connect happiness and success.
📒Bridging Engagement Gaps ✍ Vincent Miholic Ph.D.
✏Bridging Engagement Gaps Book Summary : Bridging Engagement Gaps amasses an eclectic blend of business research and analysis, philosophy and the arts, as well as practical examples and illustrations to better understand the obstacles we confront and the foundational constructs related to realizing optimal worker engagement. Whether you are an intern, thirty-year employee, manager, or business owner, you play a critical role in determining personal and organizational success. Leadership in the workplace begins with basic decency and integrity and has little to do with job titles. Therefore, there must be widespread participation in critical decision-making if your intent is to engage everyone. This resource guide delivers tools and strategies to drive exploratory and evaluative conversations about driving more engagement in the workplace. Learn how to: define what engagement means and why its important; celebrate the success of others to drive engagement; landscape a culture in which employees flourish; and champion multiple points of view. Fully-engaged employees bring passion, purpose, and discretionary energy to their work, but they must feel secure in taking risks and know that their suggestions count. Give them the tools they need to succeed while helping disengaged employees rediscover their passion by Bridging Engagement Gaps.
📒Human Development A Life Span View ✍ Robert V. Kail
✏Human Development A Life Span View Book Summary : Comprehensive, succinct, and applied, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW has proven its ability to capture students' interest while introducing them to the issues, forces, and outcomes that make us who we are. Robert Kail and John Cavanaugh's combined expertise in childhood, adolescence, and gerontology result in a rich description of all life-span stages and important topics. A modified chronological approach traces development from conception through late life, with several chapters dedicated to key topics -- an organization that allows the book to be briefer than other texts. Students gain theoretical and empirical foundations that enable them to become educated, critical interpreters of developmental information. The eighth edition blends basic and applied research with coverage of controversial topics and emergent trends to demonstrate connections between the laboratory and life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
📒The 7 Core Skills Of Everyday Happiness ✍ Scott Wilhite
✏The 7 Core Skills of Everyday Happiness Book Summary : Yes, Virginia, happiness is a skill (or more accurately a set of skills), and yes, you can absolutely get better at them. Master these skills and you will be better able to manage stress and anxiety. You'll actively choose to focus on building positive relationships. You'll sharpen your ability to be mindful and fully present. You'll recognize how incredibly often you are the recipient of deliberate kindness and you will experience intense swellings of gratitude. You'll strive for ways in which you can live with more significance. Overall, you will become more alive, awake, and aware. This book will help you turn these skills into habits, and the habits into a positive healthy lifestyle. What's most amazing is this is all backed by science. Top-tier universities have been leading the charge with breakthrough research in the emerging area of positive psychology, a new branch within the long established field of psychology. What if the things holding you back from greater happiness and success were so simple you could make just a few small tweaks and immediately see positive change in your life? And what if they were so deceptively simple, you've gone your whole life unaware of them? You've been programmed and conditioned repeatedly by negative forces. Are you ready to be more deliberate about your mental conditioning? You will best achieve this through mental focus and storytelling. This is where author Scott Wilhite shines. As a professional storyteller (he's an award-winning commercial filmmaker), he wraps the ideas and concepts around highly memorable stories that serve as mental triggers so you can easily implement them in your life. You probably don't realize how often you are telling yourself stories-stories that are often working against you. The fact is, you are more creative than you think. Learn techniques for rewriting those stories and you will begin to live more intentionally and more abundantly. Praise for the Book: "Once you learn happiness is a skill, you'll never go back to just wishing for it." - Greg Reid, bestselling author of Three Feet from Gold "This book will teach you how to be as happy as the most naturally optimistic people you admire." - Shawn Achor, NYT best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage "Learn the core skills that make life worth living." - Richie Norton, best selling author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid Author Info: Scott Wilhite is an award-winning commercial filmmaker turned social entrepreneur. He's the founder of nCOURAGE.LIFE, the creator of the Feed Your Happy app, producer of the three-part video series The 3 Mindsets of Success, and is a self-proclaimed "Recovering grump-o-holic." Visit BigSherpa.tv to see his films or nCOURAGE.LIFE for additional mindset conditioning tools.
📒Five Big Ideas For Effective Teaching ✍ Donna Wilson
✏Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching Book Summary : As the 21st century ushers in the era of Common Core State Standards, the goal of teaching expands from a basic transmission of facts to the development of cognitive skills that equip students to achieve more of their unique potential. This seminal book focuses on five essential concepts from neuroeducation that should underlie all teaching decisions: (1) neuroplasticity, findings that the structure and function of the brain change in response to learning; (2) potential, the capacity for all students to make learning gains; (3) malleable intelligence, which stands in opposition to traditional views of fixed intellect; (4) the Body-Brain System, the role of physical fitness, healthy nutrition, and positive emotions in facilitating learning; and (5) metacognition, teaching students to think about their thinking. To support classroom implementation, these discussions include vignettes, examples, teaching strategies, reflective questions, and connections between brain-based learning principles and the Common Core. The text concludes by unmasking myths and misconceptions that may obscure these core concepts.
📒The African Book Publishing Record ✍ Carl Friedrich Keil
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📒Emotional Advantage ✍ Randy Taran
✏Emotional Advantage Book Summary : “Emotional Advantage is such an uplifting answer to our challenging times. In its pages, you will find encouragement, support, and new perspectives. Randy Taran offers an antidote to emotional overwhelm—a powerful way to discover how useful your emotions can be in guiding you towards your best life.”—Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy For No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul Award-winning author, producer, and founder of Project Happiness, Randy Taran knows that every emotion, feeling, and mental state has the power to bring us back to our true essence, and that readers can use Emotional Advantage as a guide to get there. In recent years, there has been an overwhelming interest in the science of happiness and positive psychology, and many books on the subject. There is a good reason for this: it is a core, universal human drive. And while happiness has opened the door for many to move forward, there is a burgeoning curiosity about the full range of human emotions, all of which factor into the human experience. What do we do when life does not go as planned? Neuroscience reveals that to understand and utilize any emotion, we need to “name it to tame it.” It turns out that even negative emotions have something to offer, if we know how to learn from them. Have you ever woken up in a fog of feelings and felt directionless? Or maybe it was hard to pinpoint exactly what you were feeling, but it wasn’t where you wanted to be? What if we could actually use our feelings as a pathway to guide us back to our inner compass? What if, like alchemists, we had the tools to transform our emotions to take charge of creating our very best life? What if we could comprehend how even the most troublesome emotions are sending messages to alert, protect, and fuel us forward? Emotional Advantage is that guide. It will show us how a new perspective on fear can move us to courage, how guilt can clarify our values, and how anger can help us create healthy boundaries.
📒Trilogy On Faith And Happiness ✍ Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
✏Trilogy on Faith and Happiness Book Summary : Augustine of Hippo, one of the most prolific writers of late antiquity, known primarily for four masterpieces: The Confessions, Teaching Christianity, The City of God, and The Trinity, composed a vast body of work comprised of more than five million words. He composed his earliest works in the form of dialogues shortly before his baptism in 387. The next decade of his life, a relatively unproductive transitional period, was followed by an explosion that averaged, in modern terms, a 300-page book per year. This early trilogy, The Happy Life, The Advantage of Believing, and Faith in the Unseen, demonstrates Augustine's fundamental concern to link Christian faith with the human quest for happiness. These three essential works, which illustrate his dictum that faith is necessary for understanding, constitute a magnificent introduction to Augustinian spirituality. Trilogy on Faith and Happiness reveals Augustine's insight into fundamental existential questions and his conviction that human fulfillment can be found only in the incarnation of Jesus, the Word and Wisdom of God. It will prove especially useful for spiritual reading and for students of Christian spirituality.