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Martin Seligman PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Positive Psychology Network, gave the Centennial address to the British Psychological Society in 2002 and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Cardiff. A former President of the American Psychological Association, he has written 20 books including the bestselling Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness and in 2009 was awarded the British Academy's Wiley Prize in Psychology. He is widely considered the pre-eminent expert on applied psychology in the world.
From the author of the International Bestseller Authentic Happiness. In this groundbreaking book, one of the world's foremost academic psychologists - and founder of the Positive Psychology movement - offers a new theory on what makes people flourish and how to truly get the most out of life. Flourish is a fascinating evolution of Seligman's thinking, and offers inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action - innovative schools that add resilience to their curricula; a new theory of success and intelligence; and evidence on how positive physical health can turn medicine on its head. Building on his game-changing work on optimism, motivation and character, Seligman shows us how to flourish and bring well-being into both our personal lives and society as a whole. Wellbeing is a way of thinking that the new coalition government is taking very seriously indeed.
Come back from every setback a stronger and better leader If you read nothing else on mental toughness, read these ten articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you build your emotional strength and resilience--and to achieve high performance. This book will inspire you to: Thrive on pressure like an Olympic athlete Manage and overcome negative emotions by acknowledging them Plan short-term goals to achieve long-term aspirations Surround yourself with the people who will push you the hardest Use challenges to become a better leader Use creativity to move past trauma Understand the tools your mind uses to recover from setbacks. This collection of articles includes How the Best of the Best Get Better and Better, by Graham Jones; Crucibles of Leadership, by Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas; Building Resilience, by Martin E.P. Seligman; Cognitive Fitness, by Roderick Gilkey and Clint Kilts; The Making of a Corporate Athlete, by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz; Stress Can Be a Good Thing If You Know How to Use It, by Alla Crum and Thomas Crum; How to Bounce Back from Adversity, by Joshua D. Margolis and Paul G. Stoltz; Rebounding from Career Setbacks, by Mitchell Lee Marks, Philip Mirvis, and Ron Ashkenas; Realizing What You're Made Of, by Glenn E. Mangurian; Extreme Negotiations, by Jeff Weiss, Aram Donigian, and Jonathan Hughes; and Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience, by Martin Seligman and Sarah Green Carmichael.