Positive intelligence

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Positive intelligence is an important determinant of life happiness at home and work.

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  • Good point thanks for comment. Will include.
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  • You should put the reference where you got this. You got this on Harvard Business Review Jan-Feb 2012 issue, article entitled 'Positive Intelligence by Shawn Achor.

    'I call this the “happiness advantage”—every business outcome shows improvement when the brain is positive.' --When you use these exact words of Shawn Achor, I think it is just proper to put a reference on your presentation.

    *** You should give credit to the real author. Thank you.
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Positive intelligence

  1. 1. Positive Intelligence Overview
  2. 2. Positive Intelligence importance •  Research shows that when people work with a positive mind-set, performance on nearly every level—productivity, creativity, engagement— improves. Yet happiness is perhaps the most misunderstood driver of performance. (2)
  3. 3. Benefits •  People who cultivate a positive mind-set perform better in the face of challenge. I call this the “happiness advantage”—every business outcome shows improvement when the brain is positive. (2) •  Most people believe that success precedes happiness. “Once I get a promotion, I’ll be happy,” This is a trap because success is a moving target. (2)
  4. 4. Exercise those Positive Habits 1.  Jot down three things you were grateful for. 2.  Write a positive message to someone in your social support network. 3.  Meditate at your desk for two minutes. 4.  Exercise for 10 minutes. 5.  Take two minutes to describe in a journal the most meaningful experience of the past 24 hours. Reference: Harvard Business Review Jan-Feb 2012 issue, article entitled Positive Intelligence by Shawn Achor
  5. 5. Bottom line of happy employees •  For companies, happy employees mean better bottom-line results. Employees who score low in “life satisfaction,” a rigorously tested and widely accepted metric, stay home an average of 1.25 more days a month, a 2008 study by Gallup Healthway’s shows this, translates into a decrease in productivity of 15 days a year.
  6. 6. Bottom line of happy employees •  In a study of service departments, Jennifer George and Kenneth Bettenhausen found that employees who score high in life satisfaction are significantly more likely to receive high ratings from customers. •  In addition, researchers at Gallup found that retail stores that scored higher on employee life satisfaction generated $21 more in earnings per square foot of space than the other stores, adding $32 million in additional profits for the whole chain.
  7. 7. References1  Understanding pro social behaviour, sales performance, and turnover: A group-level analysis in a service context. George, Jennifer and Bettenhausen, Kenneth Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol 75(6), Dec 1990.2  Harvard Business Review Jan-Feb 2012 issue, article entitled Positive Intelligence by Shawn Achor3  Gallup Healthway’s Well Being Index:4  http://www.well-beingindex.com/
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