Good One! – take 2 好东西(续)!

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Peter Drucker (1905-2005) on Building STRENGTHS:

“We will have to learn to build organizations in such a manner that any man who has strength in one important area is capable of putting it to work.”

“The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths, making our system’s weaknesses irrelevant”

Some useful reflective questions to ask yourself:
1. Do you know your strengths?
2. Have you been able to apply and use your strengths each day at and outside of the workplace?
3. Are you a leader who focuses on building strengths?

彼得·德鲁克 (1905-2005) — 建立优势:

“我们必定要学习建立一个让任何有实力的人都能把其实力运用於工作上的机构。”

“领导的任务是创建一个实力阵线,使得我们系统的弱点变得完全不着边际。”

一些可让你思考的反射性问题:
1。
你知道你的实力优势吗?
2。 你可有机会每天都在工作上和工作以外运用你的实力吗?
3。 你是一个着重於建设实力优势的领袖吗?

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Good One! 好东西!

Found THIS while preparing for my first training on strength-based application:

Dr Martin Seligman, the founder of Positive Psychology said – PSYCHOLOGY should be:

  • Just as concerned with STRENGTHS as with weaknesses;
  • As interested in BUILDING THE BEST IN LIFE as in repairing the worst; and
  • As concerned in MAKING THE LIFE OF NORMAL PEOPLE FULFILLING and with NURTURING HIGH TALENT as with healing pathology.

Hence,the birth of POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY.  Thank you, Dr Seligman!

我在为一个培训课程作准备时,找到了 这个 。和大家分享:

正面心理学的创始人马丁·塞利格曼博士说 – 心理学应该是:

  • 同样地关注於研究人的优点长处,正如它关注於研究人的弱点;
  • 同样地关注於如何建设最优质的生活素质,正如它关注於如何修复最坏的;
  • 同样地关注於如何让正常的人履行满足的生活和培育人才,正如它关注於愈合病理。

於是乎,正面心理学诞生了! 谢谢您,塞利格曼博士。

Bosses Take Note! 老板们请注意!

Referred by a friend: Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation.

According to Daniel Pink, a career analyst, employees today are motivated less by monetary rewards than by the following three key factors:
Autonomy – the urge to direct your own life
Mastery – the desire to get better and better from something that matters
Purpose – the yearning to do what we do in the service of something that is larger than ourselves.

Looking around people we work with, especially the new Generation Y, there seems to be quite some truths in the theory.  Bosses, something to take note!

Do you agree with Daniel Pink’s views? You are most welcome to share your views in this blog.

一位朋友和我分享的:令人惊讶的动机科学

丹尼尔·平克,一位著名的职业分析师,新一代员工最大的工作动力不再是来自金钱上的奖励,而是来自以下三个关键因素:
自治 – 主导自己生活的强烈欲望
精练  – 渴望把对自己有重要性的事情做得更好
意义  – 渴望提供超越小我,有更大意义的服务。

放眼四周,特别是新一代的 ” 八十后” ,以上理论似乎有相当的道理。老板们, 请注意了!

你可同意丹尼尔的意见?欢迎你在这个博客分享你的看法。

Listening to the Experts 听君一席话。

While our 7-week training with VIA Institute has ended; our learning continues, thanks to VIA’s generosity.

If you are keen to learn character strengths and its application, you really should not miss this great opportunity:  In November 2011, VIA Institute launched its VIA Pioneers Speaker Series where Dr. Ryan,  VIA Education Director, hosts “specialists and experts discussing the application of character strengths in a variety of practice domains….VIA will host a variety of tracks dealing with different areas of application, such as counseling, business and education.” They allow anyone who is interested to sign-up to watch LIVE and get the opportunity to pose questions to the experts. What’s more VIA does not charge — it is free.

I signed up for the first one by Dr Tayyab Rashid who spoke on “Character Strengths in Counselling/Psychotherapy”.  Dr Tayyab is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Health & Wellness Centre at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada. He is also the Lead Consultant for Applied Research for the VIA Institute and a co-developer of Positive Psychotherapy with Dr. Martin Seligman.

What strike me the most at Dr Tayyab’s talk were his view points on “Why We Should Work on Strengths“.  Here is a summary of his views:

  1. If our purpose is to see a person grows, focussing our mind and efforts solely on remediation is just not sufficient.  Strengths, according to Dr Tayyab, are much more effective generators of change– and making changes is a prerequisite to a person’s growth.
  2. Working on strengths creates a different mindset and positive emotions. Positive emotions brings about the urge to “collaborate” and opens up one’s mind to see alternatives.
  3. Working on strengths is a better coping strategy as the mental attention is on strengths. Using strengths language allows people to view challenges differently, hence cope better.
  4. They (the strengths) are already “there”, why not work on them?

You can still listen to Dr Tayyab Rashid’s talk HERE.

Useful Link: VIA Institute website http://viacharacter.org/www/

VIA研究中心的七周培训虽然已经结束,然,因为他们的慷慨,学员的学习却是一直没有停止过。

如果您对性格优点及其应用感兴趣,您可不要错过这个大好机会:VIA研究中心在2011年十一月推出先锋演讲系列。它将由莱恩博士,VIA研究中心的教育总监,主持邀请专家讨论各种对性格优点在不同领域(如咨询,商业和教育)的实践和应用。VIA研究中心允许任何有兴趣的人报名观看现场直播,并有机会向专家提出问题。而且,VIA不收分文 – 它是免费的。

我参加了第一个演讲系列:Tayyab Rashid博士主讲的“性格优点和心理辅导”。Tayyab Rashid博士是加拿大多伦多大学卫生及健康中心的临床心理学家。他也是VIA研究中心的首席顾问,以及马丁塞利格曼博士一同开发正面心理治疗的合作伙伴。

在博士约一个小时的谈话里,最触动我心的是他对于“为什么我们应该致力於发挥所长”的观点。以下是他这个观点的摘要:

  • 如果我们的目的是帮助他人的发展和成长,仅仅集中我们的思想和功夫在整治上是不足够的。优点强项绝对是更有效地去促使一个人的改变 — 而改变正是一个人成长的前提。
  • 致力於发挥所长帮助他人建立起一个不同的的心态和正面的情绪。正面的情绪促进一个人“合作”的欲望和态度。它也帮助开扩一个人的想法,让他看到多方面的可能性。
  • 致力於发挥所长是为应对挑战更有效的策略。这是因为它将一个人的精神和注意力集中在他的优点强项上。使用优点强项的语言,让人们产生不同的观点,从而更积极地面对挑战。
  • 它们(您的优点强项)根本都已经是您的一部分了,为什么不好好地开拓应用?

您仍然可以在这里 听到Tayyab Rashid博士的演讲。

相关链接:VIA研究中心网址 http://viacharacter.org/www/