By Tom Rath & Donald O. Clifton
Price: Rp 200.000
From Publishers Weekly
In this brief but significant book, the authors, a grandfather-grandson team, explore how using positive psychology in everyday interactions can dramatically change our lives. Clifton (coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths
) and Rath suggest that we all have a bucket within us that needs to be filled with positive experiences, such as recognition or praise. When we’re negative toward others, we use a dipper to remove from their buckets and diminish their positive outlook. When we treat others in a positive manner, we fill not only their buckets but ours as well. The authors illustrate how this principle works in the areas of business and management, marriage and other personal relationships and in parenting through studies covering a 40-year span, many in association with the Gallup Poll. While acknowledging that most lives have their share of misfortune, the authors also make clear that how misfortune affects individuals depends largely on their level of positive energy and confidence. The authors also underscore that our human interactions provide most of the joys or disappointments we receive from life. The book comes with a unique access code to http://www.bucketbook.com
, which offers a positive impact assessment and drop-shaped note cards that can be used to give praise and recognition to others.
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“50 years of research . . . reveal how positive reinforcement can powerfully boost productivity, satisfaction, and stability in all kinds of organizations.” — Entrepreneur magazine, September 2004
“For all the veneer of easygoing pleasantry, this is serious business.” — USA Today, August 30, 2004
“Kindness really is contagious.” — Ladies’ Home Journal, November, 2004
“Tangible, actionable steps to help turn your workplace into a bustling bastion of positivity and productivity.” — Selling Power magazine, September, 2004
“This positive give-and-take leads to solid marriages, higher worker satisfaction and productivity, and a happier world.” — O, The Oprah Magazine , October, 2004
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