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Positive Genius

Able constantly create positive change of reality

2019-06-05

Recently I had a colleague, who I believed talented, experienced and I want her to work with. Within half a year I realized that my decision to hire her wasn't right. Although I liked her a lot, she had a great humour, experinences, knowledge what I will never have, finally our cooperation didn't work. What was my expectation? What went wrong? What mistakes I made? Hopefully I will find answers and will learn from this experience. 

Positive news for one month

2019-04-24

Shawn Achor, expert of the positive psychology, writer of the Happiness Advantage book and many others, proposes us to decrease the noise caused by news flood and let’s try to minimize both the amount and the negative news we get.

Positive Projectmanagement

Tips for ProjectManagers

2019-04-24

Your attitude is contagious.


Choose to be a positive project manager. Your positive thinking will influence project team members, other stakeholders around you.


If you are happy, excited about your project, others will feel and become energised as well. If you believe that problem solving is a simple step in your project, your team members will feel the same, will solve challenges and other stakeholders will trust you and your team. 

Homeless Man Finally Reunited With Beloved Pet Rat After Pedestrian Mistakenly Took It Home

2019-04-23

A homeless man named Chris has been reunited with his pet rat after social media users rallied together to help.

Over 50 Years of Research Say That Smiling Really Can Make People Happier

2019-04-18

This new study says that smiling really can make people feel happier – even if they’re feeling stressed.

Inexpensive ‘First-of-its-Kind’ Device Can Generate Electricity From Snowfall

2019-04-17

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind device that can generate electricity from falling snow.

Most Precious Parts of Notre Dame Cathedral Were Saved; French Billionaires Are Paying to Restore the Rest

2019-04-16

After firefighters spent almost nine hours battling the flames inside of the beloved Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris, officials say that the majority of the building’s most hallowed structures and artifacts have been preserved.

He Was Called Foolish for His Research; Now Documentary Tells How He Won Nobel Prize for ‘Cancer Cure’

2019-04-15

Jim Allison has been the quiet hero behind some of the most ground-breaking medical research of the last quarter century—but before he won the Nobel prize for his work, he was laboring tirelessly to proves his theories against a skeptical scientific community.

Inventor Makes ‘Music Memory Box’ So Dementia Patients Can Reconnect With Their Loved Ones

2019-04-12

These music boxes may be small, but they are having a huge impact on the families who use them.

The Music Memory Box was created as a means of using photographs, objects, and music to help people with dementia to remember their past.

This is the First Ever Image of a Black Hole and Scientists Are Calling It a ‘Dream Come True’

2019-04-11

In a historic feat by @EHTelescope & @NSF, a black hole image has been captured for the 1st time.

Over 1 Million Gardeners Have United to Create Global Network of Greenery That Nourishes Bees and Butterflies

2019-04-10

Over 1 million homeowners and gardeners from around the world have joined the fight to save dwindling pollinator populations – and you can join the team too.

You and a Friend Could Win a Once-in-a-Lifetime Slumber Party With Mona Lisa at the Louvre

2019-04-09

Art enthusiasts and world travelers are being given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night with a legendary host: the Mona Lisa.


You and a lucky friend now have the chance to participate in a one-night slumber party at the Musée du Louvre on April 30th.

Stressed? New Study Says You Simply Need a 20-Minute ‘Nature Pill’

2019-04-08

Taking at least twenty minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels.


 

IKEA Has Developed a Curtain That Reduces Indoor Air Pollution

2019-04-04

It will soon be possible to reduce common indoor air pollutants using just a curtain.


A mineral-based surface treatment enables this new curtain from IKEA to break down air pollutants when it comes in contact with light.

13-Year-old Boy Traded His Xbox and Did Yard Work So He Could Buy His Mom a Car

2019-04-03

Not many 13-year-old boys can say that they were able to buy a car, let alone a car for their mother – but that is exactly what William Preston did last week.

7-Year-Old Sea Turtle Activist Convinces L.L. Bean to Change Company Policy

2019-04-02

On a visit to the L.L.Bean flagship store in Freeport, Maine, seven-year-old Benjamin Ball asked if the store’s café had a paper straw for his lemonade. When he discovered he could only get a plastic straw, his love of sea turtles and ocean life prompted him to take action.

Journalism prize ’About poverty with dignity’ awarded, among others, to Index, 24.hu, RTL Klub, Népszava and Abcúg

2019-04-01

The Hungarian Anti-Poverty Network (Magyar Szegénységellenes Hálózat – MSZEH) held its award ceremony for its media prize called ’About poverty with dignity’ on Wednesday. The network founded the prize three years ago with the aim of recognizing journalists who report on poverty appropriately: with dignity, nuance, solidarity, and care.

Pop Idol coach says singing for just 10 minutes a day can improve your health

2019-03-28

Former Pop Idol coach Carrie Grant is on a mission to get the nation singing and improving their health in the process.

Ervin Lázár's Arnica the Duck Princess Published by Pushkin Press

2019-03-27

The revered UK publisher of world literature, Pushkin Press, who published Antal Szerb, has just released the classic Hungarian children's book by Ervin Lázár: Arnica the Duck Princess in Anna Bentley's translation.

World Bank is Giving $22 Billion in Funding to Help All of Africa Stave Off Climate Change

2019-03-26

Africa is set to receive a massive financial windfall courtesy of the world’s largest developmental banking organization.

8-Year-old Homeless Immigrant Was Taught How to Play Chess – Now Breaks Record as State Champion, Internet Sends Flood of Support

2019-03-25

This 8-year-old African immigrant has used his wits to score a checkmate in the game of life.

Woman Quits Successful City Career So She Can Live in the Woods With Over 100 Rescued Animals

2019-03-22

Daria Pushkareva was a successful photographer living in Russia’s capital city of Moscow when she decided to leave the bustling city life behind – which is why she now lives in the woods with over 100 rescued animals.

This poem by a ten-year-old with dyslexia is going viral because it perfectly captures the power of the disorder.

2019-03-21

Jane Broadis is a teacher who shares her students’ work on Twitter. One poem she posted has received over 175,000 likes because it’s both clever and inspiring.


 

Croatian love story continues: Klepetan returns home early

2019-03-21

The remarkable love story of two long-legged birds from eastern Croatia, which has gone on for the last 17 years, continues as Klepetan arrived back home to his love Malena earlier than expected on Monday.

Success: The European Tree of the Year 2019 is the Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs

2019-03-21

With more than 45 000 votes, the Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs won the first prize, this way it is the 9th occasion that a Hungarian tree won in the Tree of the Year contest.

International Day of Happiness - 20 March

2019-03-20

Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.

IV. Positive Psychology Conference – Central Europe Budapest

"The Vital Role of Positive Emotions"

2019-03-19

Our aim is to organize a conference for you that reflects the spirit of Positive Psychology, provides growth, inspiration and handy practices you can immediately build in your everyday life. We believe Positive Psychology is the science that has the answers for the ever growing challenges of our fast changing business and social environment.


 


 


 

ERP PROJECT WITH AN HUMAN FACE

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Positive outliers – being relevant or being significant?

2014-11-11

I’ve been delivering facilitated workshops using parables to cover the key learning for just over five years. I love this facilitation method as it is a fun and interesting way of conveying a powerful message that keeps the participants interested over the whole of a one or two day session. Furthermore, it allows a common language across the organization that is easily understood by everyone no matter what the culture.

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Positive Genius

Able constantly create positive change of reality

2019-06-05

Recently I had a colleague, who I believed talented, experienced and I want her to work with. Within half a year I realized that my decision to hire her wasn't right. Although I liked her a lot, she had a great humour, experinences, knowledge what I will never have, finally our cooperation didn't work. What was my expectation? What went wrong? What mistakes I made? Hopefully I will find answers and will learn from this experience. 

Positive news for one month

2019-04-24

Shawn Achor, expert of the positive psychology, writer of the Happiness Advantage book and many others, proposes us to decrease the noise caused by news flood and let’s try to minimize both the amount and the negative news we get.

Positive Projectmanagement

Tips for ProjectManagers

2019-04-24

Your attitude is contagious.


Choose to be a positive project manager. Your positive thinking will influence project team members, other stakeholders around you.


If you are happy, excited about your project, others will feel and become energised as well. If you believe that problem solving is a simple step in your project, your team members will feel the same, will solve challenges and other stakeholders will trust you and your team. 

Opinions

Zoltán Csigás

2017-04-03

"I had the pleasure to work in a team led by Bea in the ODWS 2010 initiative, where I got to know her as a dedicated, open minded and goal-oriented professional. Her skills in organizing and project management, combined with her empathy and well-applied coaching skills ensured that our team could deliver exceptional results. I do have to highlight her skills to manage diverse expectations and a number of different demands at the same time and her ability to balance between being results-oriented and friendly. "


 


 


Csigás Zoltán
Vice President Research at EMCC & Research Director at GROW OD Group
European Mentoring and Coaching Council INTACT - Budapest