The Progress Principle: Breakthrough Leadership Ideas

Inner Work Life and Performance

  • There are studies on both sides of the argument as to whether people perform better under stress or better when they are happy. Teresa and Steven claim that their study, which supports the happy hypothesis, is the most comprehensive to date. They also controlled for personality, education, gender, and tenure. Of the four key dimensions of high performance, creativity, productivity, commitment, and collegiality; creativity is probably the most crucial. The authors find that creativity is connected to positive emotions, perceptions, and motivation. Creative ideas may come some time after the inner life becomes positive due to the incubation effect. The inner work life effect serves to improve attention to tasks, engagement in the project, and intention to work hard. There is also a direct connection to health and emotion.
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2 Responses to “The Progress Principle: Breakthrough Leadership Ideas”

  1. Jurgen Wolff says:

    Oops, your headline says Principal (at first I thought the book was going to be about school principals who are progressive) but it should say principle.

  2. Asking questions aare actually nice thing if you are not understanding anything entirely, however this piece of writing gives
    fastidious understanding even.

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