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Attitude Is Your Superpower by
Improve your life and your career with some powerful mindset tips for success, positivity, and strong adaptation skills. You might be in a negative spiral, productively or psychologically, stuck thinking you're just not good enough, you'll never get ahead, and the world is unfair. Or perhaps you feel pretty good about your attitude, but you know there's always room for improvement, and you're curious about what you can tweak to do better. Whatever your current position, you have the opportunity to take agency at work and in life. You can actively improve your situation because it all comes down to attitude, and your attitude is not set in stone. Even better-you don't need a million training courses or a year-long MBA to adjust it. You can improve your attitude one pep talk and one step at a time. WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS BOOK:Importantly, this book is no list of things to do! You'll learn that attitude is about how others perceive you and how you perceive yourself, how It's separate from your personality and how to completely change and improve your life and career by understanding and managing better your:ConfidencePositivityGrowth-mindsetEmotional intelligenceAdaptabilityResilienceProblem solving mindsetAs a bonus the book also includes a set of tips on how to best leverage skills like managing expectations and your drive for excellence to achieve strong success in your career. It's up to you to think positive about yourself, to work on your self-improvement and motivation so to potentiate your success and happiness in life.
Call Number: BF204.6 .C5464 2021x
Focused Positivity by
For anyone who suffers more anxiety or sadness than is justified by healthy concern or normal grieving Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me is an adage we teach our children to insulate them from the cruel remarks of others. As adults, however, it's often the words that arise spontaneously from within--the self-disparagements, disturbing recollections, and ominous forecasts--that cause us emotional pain and prevent us from living our fullest and most productive lives. The human brain has provided us with the technologies that allow us to dominate our planet, but it is also the source of much unnecessary emotional distress. Even when we have no good reason to be upset, our brains can spontaneously flood our minds with disturbing thoughts of past trauma or future disaster. Much of our unnecessary emotional distress occurs because our attention is involuntarily drawn to whatever most angers or frightens us, even when no immediate action is required and the risk is minimal. Our mood tends to be harmed much more by each negative thought than it is improved by each positive one. These two findings constitute what researchers call the negativity bias, and it's one of the reasons we often struggle to attain peace of mind: that mental equilibrium in which we accept both ourselves and our circumstances, without experiencing distress about something from the past or that might happen in the future. By becoming more mindful of our thoughts, we can learn to recognize those that distress and impede us unnecessarily. We can then respond by identifying, and focusing on, more functional alternatives. Reviewing, discussing, rehearsing, and roleplaying functional self-talk can strengthen our ability to reshape both our mood and our self-image. This focused positivity strategy can serve as the foundation of our efforts to become more assertive, more relaxed, healthier, and more connected to the world around us. Focused Positivity presents a comprehensive and accessible approach to positive thinking, one that is independent of religious or political beliefs and consistent with what science has discovered about negativity bias, automatic behavior, the impact of self-talk on mood and behavior, habit change, and even the competition that occurs between the two hemispheres of our brains. Focused Positivity can provide us with an accessible strategy that anyone can employ to enhance both success and peace of mind.
Call Number: BF204.6 .T46 2021
How to Have a Good Day: harness the power of behavioral science to transform your working life
In How to Have a Good Day, economist and former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb shows readers how to use recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to transform our approach to everyday working life. Advances in these behavioral sciences are giving us ever better understanding of how our brains work, why we make the choices we do, and what it takes for us to be at our best. But it has not always been easy to see how to apply these insights in the real world - until now. In How to Have a Good Day, Webb explains exactly how to apply this science to our daily tasks and routines. She translates three big scientific ideas into step-by-step guidance that shows us how to set better priorities, make our time go further, ace every interaction, be our smartest selves, strengthen our personal impact, be resilient to setbacks, and boost our energy and enjoyment. Through it all, Webb teaches us how to navigate the typical challenges of modern workplaces--from conflict with colleagues to dull meetings and overflowing inboxes--with skill and ease. Filled with stories of people who have used Webb's insights to boost their job satisfaction and performance at work, How to Have a Good Day is the book so many people wanted when they finished Nudge, Blink and Thinking Fast and Slow and were looking for practical ways to apply this fascinating science to their own lives and careers. A remarkable and much-needed book, How to Have a Good Day gives us the tools we need to have a lifetime of good days.
Call Number: HF5548.8 .W35 2016
Learn powerful, science-based techniques to boost focus, drive and energy hour-by-hour throughout the day -- every day. As leadership consultants and executive trainers, Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines have heard the same complaints from clients for years; periodic burnout, lack of focus and low energy. So they dug into the latest research on neuroscience, psychology and physiology looking for big answers. Instead they found small answers; proof that small adjustments in daily routines, including thought patterns, food and drink, rest and movement can fight the forces that sap our energy and store focus and drive. They call these amazing efficient restorative techniques "micro-resilience." Thousands of men and women from all walks of life have already found effortless ways to incorporate these little changes into the busiest of schedules. Dozens of entertaining anecdotes from real people using micro-resilience demonstrate that when our brains fire faster, our energy increases and we can cope with almost any surprise, pressure or crisis.
Call Number: BF323.D5 S72 2017
The Optimistic Workplace by
When it comes to work these days, we're expected to do more with less-but is this nose-to-the-grindstone philosophy the best way to run a business? Alarmingly low employee engagement numbers indicate otherwise. So, if pushing everyone harder isn't the path to productivity, what is? Supported by the latest research, this eye-openingbook argues that our best work is the product of a positive environment. That's good news for you as a manager. While you can't personally transform the corporate culture, you can influence the workplace climate and create meaningful and lasting change. Advocating a steward model of management, The Optimistic Workplace reveals how to: Explore personal and organizational purpose-and align them for astonishing results - Overcome resistance and skepticism - Build camaraderie and deepen loyalty - Increase intrinsic motivation - Help your team find meaning in their work - Identify goals collaboratively and track progress - And more Examples from companies large and small demonstrate how this people-centric focus ignites employee potential, increases innovation, and catapults the organization to new levels of performance. Far from being a wish-upon-a-star discussion of workplace happiness, this book presents an array of surprisingly simple strategies as well as practical 30-, 60-, and 90-day plans designed to focus your actions and make employee optimism not just a worthy goal-but a real and measurable result. "... setting aside the quasi-military concept of command and control, Murphy sets traditional motivational and management theory on its ear.' - Library Journal"... about the importance of infusing purpose into work and creating a positive work environment... This book is indispensable for any leader.' - Actionable Books"... path-breaking beliefs and simple techniques to help leaders at all levels positively shift not only how people perform but also how they feel while at work.' - Realizing Leadership "
Call Number: HD7261 .M87 2016
The Outward Mindset by
Unknowingly, too many of us operate from an inward mindset-a narrow-minded focus on self-centered goals and objectives. When faced with personal ineffectiveness or lagging organizational performance, most of us instinctively look for quick-fix behavioral band-aids, not recognizing the underlying mindset at the heart of our most persistent challenges. Through true stories and simple yet profound guidance and tools, The Outward Mindset enables individuals and organizations to make the one change that most dramatically improves performance, sparks collaboration, and accelerates innovation-a shift to an outward mindset.
Call Number: HD58.7 .O89 2016
Positivity Attracts: ten ways to improve your postive thinking
Positivity Attracts: Ten Ways to Improve Your Positive Thinking (Part of the Paul G. Brodie Seminar Book Series shows how you can change your mindset and improve your positive thinking. What if a few new habits could improve your positive thinking? What if you could increase your happiness with a few simple steps? Imagine waking up in the morning feeling positive and ready to take on the day. Amazon bestselling author, Paul G. Brodie, in his third book, covers ten ways to improve your positive thinking. Here are a few things that you will get out of Positivity Attracts. In this book, you will learn. * How to emphasize Positivity vs Negativity in your life* How to utilize the Four Truths to increase your happiness* How to look at your life from a Negative vs Positive Perspective* How to use the Baggage in your life to motivate you* How to choose to RISE when you fall down* How to conquer your Dark Side * How to Delegate Your Fears and Worries* How to Disconnect from technology to focus on what really is important * How to maximize your Circle of Trust to live a positive life* BONUS: Questions at the end of each chapter to help with increasing your positive thinkingBuy this book NOW to increase your positive thinking and stop feeling negative and stressed outPick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!
Call Number: BV4908.5 .B76 2015x
The Vibrant Workplace: overcoming obstacles to building a culture of appreciation
It happens all the time: a leader reads a book or goes to a conference and learns great new ideas for their organization. But when they try to implement changes, nothing budges. Why? It's because work cultures are deeply rooted. Paul White knows this, and it's why he wrote The Vibrant Workplace: to give workplace leaders a thorough understanding of the most common obstaclesto change, plus the skills to overcome them. Pairing real-life examples with professional advice and research, White offers a guide to uprooting negativity and cultivating authentic appreciation and resiliency in the workplace. Readers will learn how to: Assess what negativity is costing their company Address the deeper issues under unhealthy dynamics Make authentic appreciation the cornerstone of work culture Apply the five languages of appreciation strategically Bring out the best in their employees and teams and more Any workplace can be healthy. It just takes knowledge of the issues and skills to navigate them, which is exactly what this book provides. Readers will be equipped to successfully overhaul their workplace environment and infuse it with authentic appreciation.
Call Number: HD57.7 .W4585 2017