Positive Psychology Redux Dr Martin Seligman

I have been fortunate to hear Dr. Martin Seligman, widely regarded as the founder of Positive Psychology, who was on the dais with the Dalai Lama at a Sydney conference in 2009. I was very interested in hearing Dr. Seligman as there is has been a very interesting discussion in the Linkedin Emotional Intelligence Network about the link between Positive Psychology and EQ. Probably the most useful of Dr. Seligman's comments was his definition of Positive Psychology which he defined in four steps......

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Can U B 2 positive? (Part II)

Following on from my previous blog I should say that I have done three seminars on Emotional Intelligence where the core technology was Salovey-Mayer model. One was organised by the Harvard Business School, the second by the University of Sydney and the third seminar was organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Sydney and has already been the subject of a previous blog can-you-be-too-positive? While all three seminars defined what EQ is and why it is important, all three seminars faile.....

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Can You Be Too Positive?

While I have been critical of The Emotionally Intelligent Manager: How To Develop And Use The Four Key Emotional Skills Of Leadership by David R. Caruso and Peter Salovey, there was one concept in the book that I found compelling: namely the usefulness of negative emotions. What was interesting was that it was completely at odds with a major theme at the seminar where I bought the book --- Positive Psychology. I would estimate that at least one-third of the seminar Emotional Intelligence in the.....

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Getting a Handle on Core Emotions

Behaviour, personality and temperament --- how do they all fit together? This question was raised by a serendipitous connection between recently reading a copy of The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves and a query raised by Joshua Freedman on the LinkedIn Emotional Intelligence Network saying it was very important to distinguish between EQ and temperament. I could not agree more and here are my comments. The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book is written in a c.....

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