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Price Pritchett, one of the world's most renowned thought leaders on corporate culture and organizational change, presents a groundbreaking program for developing the positive mental practices that will not only improve your performance on the job, but enhance the quality of every part of your life.
Drawing upon research from the influential field of positive psychology, Pritchett shows you how to adopt hard optimism-a forward-thinking mindset that incorporates resilience, energy, innovation, and hope into the way you approach every task. Hard Optimism gives you 12 powerful, proven practices for reducing negative thinking and adopting the attitude of a winner-the keys to seizing opportunity, overcoming obstacles, and wielding a positive influence on the people around you.
With the action steps outlined in Hard Optimism, you'll discover how to:
- Recognize and dispute pessimistic thoughts
- Gain an edge by adopting an optimistic style to interpret events, both good and bad
- Use positive reappraisal to handle problems and disappointments
- Know how and when to use negative thinking to your advantage
- Play to your signature strengths
- Practice gratitude and forgiveness to fight off negativity
By taking a hard look at reality rather than sugarcoating it, by managing your thought processes to improve hard results, you'll master hard optimism and meet the challenges in every area of your career and life.
Deep strengths are those attributes that individuals and organizations depend on to carry them through the most difficult periods. They also are the psychological assets needed in today's corporate arena to make the most of opportunities and deal effectively with high-velocity change. Price Pritchett's Deep Strengths draws on his latest research, including data from more than 300 CEOs, to show how an organization's power comes from 10 inner forces that underlie its ability to produce results. These essential qualities are
* Resilience * Confidence * Energy Level * Creativity & Innovation * Can-Do Attitude * Ambition * Hope * Happiness * Competitive Spirit * Staying Power
As an advisor to executives, boards of directors, and senior managers for more than three decades, Pritchett has developed an intimate understanding of the necessary qualities for success, and has become one of the world's top thinkers on corporate culture, mergers, and organizational change. In this landmark work, he shows how the ten deep strengths found in every successful companycombine to drive organizational effectiveness.
Pritchett then provides a new model and approach for “strength training” that you can put to work in your company. As you put this training into action, you will find ways for your company to enhance leadership effectiveness, improve employee performance, and develop an organizational culture that is psychologically primed for the escalating pace of our changing business world.