Character strengths are the foundations of life-long development and thriving. These strengths help individuals to deal with everyday challenges and move forward in life with confidence and resilience. Character Strength Development: Perspectives from Positive Psychology aims to document research and evidence-based practices in positive psychology with specific focus on character strengths. The arguments and perspectives shared by the experts in their respective chapters will help create new research avenues. It is an excellent resource for researchers, academicians, practitioners and teachers to develop a comprehensive understanding of different approaches, models and best practices for character education across the globe. Practitioners, educators and policymakers in the field of character education will also find this book immensely helpful for incorporating character strength-based approaches in their practice.

Scope for Character Strength Development in Organizations

Scope for Character Strength Development in Organizations

Scope for character strength development in organizations
Vijayalaya Srinivas T. Vijaya R. Lijo Thomas Hitankshi M. Trivedi

The great hope of society is in individual character.

—William Ellery Channing

Within a decade of the turn of the century, the world has seen enough of large corporations collapsing ranging from WorldCom, Enron, AIG, Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac to Satyam. Juxtaposing the quote of William Ellery Channing (1780–1842) with the events of 21st century makes it obvious that the recognition of the role of individual character is something that is longstanding (Wright & Goodstein, 2007). The reasons for such corporate frauds including lack of leadership, integrity, zest for work and ...

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