Psychological Capital and Beyond

Author: Fred Luthans
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199316473
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Although there are as many answers to the question of how organizations can gain competitive advantage in today's global economy as there are books and experts, one lesson seems very clear: traditional answers and resources are no longer sufficient. This seminal book offers not only an answer regarding how to gain competitive advantage through people, but also a brand new, untapped human resource--psychological capital, or simply PsyCap. Generated from both the positive-psychology movement and the authors' pioneering work on positive organizational behavior, PsyCap is a rigorous concept: to be included in PsyCap, a given positive construct must be based on theory, research, and valid measurement, must be open to development, and must have measurable performance impact. The positive constructs that have been determined to best meet these PsyCap criteria--efficacy (confidence), hope, optimism, and resiliency--are covered in separate chapters in Psychological Capital and Beyond. Following an exploration of other potential positive constructs such as creativity, wisdom, well-being, flow, humor, gratitude, forgiveness, emotional intelligence, spirituality, authenticity, and courage, the authors summarize the research demonstrating the performance impact of PsyCap. They go on to provide the PsyCap Questionnaire (PCQ) as a measurement tool, and the PsyCap Intervention (PCI) as a development aid. Psychological Capital and Beyond provides theory, research, measurements, and methods of application for psychological capital, a resource that can be developed and sustained for competitive advantage. Each copy includes a complimentary PsyCap online self-assessment.

Psychological Capital Developing the Human Competitive Edge

Author: Fred Luthans
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199884870
Format: PDF, ePub
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Although there are as many answers to the question of how organizations can gain competitive advantage in today's global economy as there are books and experts, one lesson seems very clear: traditional answers and resources are no longer sufficient. This seminal book offers not only an answer regarding how to gain competitive advantage through people, but also a brand new, untapped human resource--psychological capital, or simply PsyCap. Generated from both the positive psychology movement and the authors' pioneering work on positive organizational behavior, PsyCap goes beyond traditionally recognized human and social capital. But PsyCap is not a vague or unscientific concept: to be included in PsyCap, a given positive construct must be based on theory, research, and valid measurement, must be open to development, and must have measurable performance impact. The positive constructs that have been determined to best meet these PsyCap criteria, efficacy (confidence), hope, optimism, and resiliency, are covered in separate chapters in Psychological Capital. After exploring other potential positive constructs such as creativity, wisdom, well being, flow, humor, gratitude, forgiveness, emotional intelligence, spirituality, authenticity, and courage, the authors summarize the research demonstrating the performance impact of PsyCap. They go on to provide the PsyCap Questionnaire (PCQ) as a measurement tool, and the PsyCap Intervention (PCI) as a development aid. Utility analysis indicates that investing in the development of PsyCap as presented in this book can result in a very substantial return. In total, Psychological Capital provides theory, research, measurements, and methods of application for the new resource of psychological capital, a resource that can be developed and sustained for competitive advantage.

Advances in Positive Organization

Author: Arnold B. Bakker
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178052000X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume attempts to build a bridge between POB and Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS). Similar to POB, but different from positive psychology, the primary emphasis of POS is on the workplace and on the accomplishment of work-related outcomes. The volume includes contributions from both fields, and theories and studies in which a positive individual perspective (POB) is combined with a positive organization perspective (POS).

The Global Mindset

Author: Mansour Javidan
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0762314028
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The increasing extent of globalization has heightened the importance of international strategy. These changes require managers to have a 'global mindset' to develop and manage effectively the firm's international strategy. This volume examines the 'global mindset' concept in series of essays.

Happiness at Work

Author: Jessica Pryce-Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119965748
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sharing the results of her four-year research journey in simple, jargon-free language, Pryce-Jones exposes the secrets of being happy at work. Focuses on what happiness really means in a work context and why it matters to individuals and organisations in both human and financial terms Equips readers with the information, knowledge and skills to make the most of the nearly 100,000 hours that they'll spend at work over a lifetime Demystifies psychological research through a fascinating array of anecdotes, case studies, and interviews from people in the trenches of the working world, including business world-leaders, politicians, particle physicists, and philosophers, sheep farmers, waitresses, journalists, teachers, and lawyers, to name just a few

Full Range Leadership Development

Author: Bruce J. Avolio
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974755
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Conversational and accessible, this Second Edition of Bruce J. Avolio's groundbreaking book uses the full range leadership development model as an organizing framework and shows how it can be directly applied to improving leadership at the individual, team, and organizational levels. Filled with examples that show how the full range model comes to life in today's global world, Full Range Leadership Development, Second Edition, demonstrates how people, timing, resources, the context of interaction, and expected results in performance and motivation all contribute to effective leadership. Over the last decade, the full range model has become the most researched model in the leadership literature—and the most validated—and has been proven to be an accurate guide for developing exemplary leadership in diverse cultures, organizations, and leadership positions. The new edition shows how the process of leadership development is linked to validation and how the process of validation informs accelerated leadership development.

Trading Beyond the Matrix

Author: Van K. Tharp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118542029
Format: PDF, ePub
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How to transform your trading results by transforming yourself In the unique arena of professional trading coaches and consultants, Van K. Tharp is an internationally recognized expert at helping others become the best traders they can be. In Trading Beyond the Matrix: The Red Pill for Traders and Investors, Tharp leads readers to dramatically improve their trading results and financial life by looking within. He takes the reader by the hand through the steps of self-transformation, from incorporating "Tharp Think"—ideas drawn from his modeling work with great traders—making changes in yourself so that you can adopt the beliefs and attitudes necessary to win when you stop making mistakes and avoid methods that don't work. You'll change your level of consciousness so that you can avoiding trading out of fear and greed and move toward higher levels such as acceptance or joy. A leading trader offers unique learning strategies for turning yourself into a great trader Goes beyond trading systems to help readers develop more effective trading psychology Trains the reader to overcome self-sabotage that obstructs trading success Presented through real transformations made by other traders Advocating an unconventional approach to evaluating trading systems and beliefs, trading expert Van K. Tharp has produced a powerful manual every trader can use to make the best trades and optimize their success.

Happiness

Author: Ed Diener
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356550
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Utilizing sophisticated methodology and three decades of research by the world's leading expert on happiness, Happiness challenges the present thinking of the causes and consequences of happiness and redefines our modern notions of happiness. shares the results of three decades of research on our notions of happiness covers the most important advances in our understanding of happiness offers readers unparalleled access to the world's leading experts on happiness provides "real world" examples that will resonate with general readers as well as scholars Winner of the 2008 PSP Prose Award for Excellence in Psychology, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers

Positive Theory of Capital The

Author: Böhm-Bawerk
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
ISBN: 1610163648
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BOOK I: THE NATURE AND CONCEPTION OF CAPITAL Book I, Chapter I: Man and Nature Book I, Chapter II: The Nature of Capital Book I, Chapter III: Historical Development of the Conception Book I, Chapter IV: The True Conception of Capital Book I, Chapter V: The Competing Conceptions of Capital Book I, Chapter VI: Social and Private Capital BOOK II: CAPITAL AS INSTRUMENT OF PRODUCTION Book II, Chapter I: Introductory Book II, Chapter II: Capitalist Production Book II, Chapter III: The Function of Capital in Production Book II, Chapter IV: The Theory of The Formation of Capital Book II, Chapter V: Formation of Capital in a Community Book II, Chapter VI: Possible Objections BOOK III: VALUE Book III, Chapter I: The Two Conceptions of Value1 Book III, Chapter II: Nature and Origin of Subjective Value Book III, Chapter III: The Amount of Value Book III, Chapter IV: The Marginal Utility Book III, Chapter V: Complications Book III, Chapter VI: What Determines Marginal Utility Book III, Chapter VII: Alternative Uses Book III, Chapter VIII: Subjective Exchange Value Book III, Chapter IX: The Value of Complementary Goods Book III, Chapter X: The Value of Productive Goods. Value and Costs. BOOK IV: PRICE Book IV, Chapter I: The Fundamental Law Book IV, Chapter II: Isolated Exchange Book IV, Chapter III: One-Sided Competition Book IV, Chapter IV: Two-Sided Competition Book IV, Chapter V: The Law of Supply and Demand Book IV, Chapter VI: The Individual Determinants of Price Book IV, Chapter VII: The Law of Costs BOOK V: PRESENT AND FUTURE Book V, Chapter I: Present and Future in Economic Life Book V, Chapter II: Differences in Want and Provision for Want Book V, Chapter III: Underestimate of the Future Book V, Chapter IV: The Technical Superiority of Present Goods Book V, Chapter V: Co-operation of the Three Factors BOOK VI: THE SOURCE OF INTEREST Book VI, Chapter I: The Loan and Loan Interest Book VI, Chapter II: The Profit of Capitalist Undertaking. Principles of Explanation. Book VI, Chapter III: The Profit of Capitalist Undertaking. Complications. Book VI, Chapter IV: The Profit of Capitalist Undertaking. The Labour Market. Book VI, Chapter V: The Profit of Capitalist Undertaking. The General Subsistence Market. Book VI, Chapter VI: The Profit of Capitalist Undertaking. The General Subsistence Market—(continued) Book VI, Chapter VII: Interest From Durable Goods Book VI, Chapter VIII: Interest From Durable Goods—(continued) Book VI, Chapter IX: Results Book VI, Chapter X: Interest Under Socialism BOOK VII: THE RATE OF INTEREST Book VII, Chapter I: The Rate in Isolated Exchange Book VII, Chapter II: The Rate in Market Transactions Book VII, Chapter III: The Rate in Market Transactions—(continued) Book VII, Chapter IV: The Market for Capital in Its Full Development Book VII, Chapter V: The Market for Capital in Its Full Development—(continued) APPENDIX TO PAGE 327 [ Book VI, Chapter V ] Amount of Subsistence Fund Necessary Before Entering on a Production Period of Given Length

Designing Positive Psychology

Author: Kennon M. Sheldon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195373588
Format: PDF
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Positive psychology exploded into public consciousness 10 years ago and has captured attention around the world ever since. In this book, experts from diverse fields address the question of whether the movement is fulfilling its promise. Join authors like Csikszentmihalyi, Simonton, Emmons, and Fredrickson in charting a bold new course for the future of positive psychology.