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Main Title How full is your bucket? : positive strategies for work and life /
Author Rath, Tom,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Clifton, Donald O.
Publisher Gallup Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 55981274
ISBN 1595620036; 9781595620033; 9781595620019; 159562001X; 1595620044; 9781595620040
Subjects Positive psychology ; Success ; Success--Psychological aspects ; Employee morale ; Conduct of life--Psychological aspects ; Achievement motivation ; Self-realization ; Interpersonal relations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  BF204.6.R38 2004 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/12/2005
Collation 127 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm + 2 drop-shaped note cards in pockeet.
Includes five blank "drop-shaped" message sheets in back of book. Includes bibliographical references (pages 122-123).
Contents Notes
The theory of the dipper and the bucket -- Negativity kills -- Positivity, negativity, and productivity -- Every moment matters -- Tom's story: an overflowing bucket -- Making it personal -- Five strategies for increasing positive emotions. In an inspirational handbook, the discoveries of Donald O. Clifton, the grandfather of positive psychology, show how the briefest interactions affect people's relationships, productivity, health, and longevity. 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, which offers a positive impact assessment and drop-shaped note cards that can be used to give praise and recognition to others.