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“The Courage Quotient – The keys to understanding and developing courage” by Dr. Biswas-Diener will be published on April 10, 2012.

The Courage Quotient
Robert Biswas-Diener
ISBN: 978-0-470-91742-8
208 pages

“The Courage Quotient – The keys to understanding and developing courage” by Dr. Biswas-Diener reveals that courage is more about managing fear than not feeling it. It shows that courage can be learned.

Dr. Biswas-Diener explains that most courageous people are unaware of their own bravery, and all of us have some form of courage in our lives now, to start with. The book is filled with illustrative examples, studies, and interviews from Greenland to Kenya, and defines the types of individuals who demonstrate general, personal, and civil courage. The author includes clear guidelines and suggestions for increasing our ability to be courageous.

The Courage Quotient includes guidelines that show how anyone can ramp-up their courage quotient and develop the qualities that strengthen personal courage. It contains a wealth of examples and anecdotes of real-world courage from a variety of cultures. In The Courage Quotient, Dr. Biswas-Diener extols the virtues of personal courage and shows how to overcome fear and stand up for what is right.

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is widely known as the Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology because his research on happiness has taken him to such far flung places as Greenland, India and Kenya. He is a part-time instructor at Portland State University and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Happiness Studies and Journal of Positive Psychology. Robert is a Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) and has worked with clients on four continents. Robert is author of Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching (2010), Happiness: Unlocking the mysteries of psychological wealth (2008) and Positive Psychology Coaching (2007). He is also co-founder of the charitable mission The Strengths Project.

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener on the VIA Pioneers Speakers Series, courtesy of Dr. Ryan M. Niemiec.

The next presenter for our free, monthly series – the VIA Pioneers Speakers Series – is Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, an international leader in positive psychology and strengths-based work. His presentation, “Advanced Issues in VIA Strengths,” will be tomorrow (Wednesday, December 7th) at noon (Eastern/New York time). This will continue along the core focus area of “counseling/coaching,” which will be the focus for these first four months. As many of you know, Robert is a true pioneer of this VIA work, conducting some of the initial cross-cultural research that helped to establish the VIA Classification; I’ve pasted Robert’s bio below.

Here’s the link to register:

Dr. Biswas-Diener is widely known as the “Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology” because his research on happiness has taken him to such far-flung places as Greenland, India, Kenya and Israel. Dr. Biswas-Diener is a leading authority on strengths, culture, courage, and happiness. He has published dozens of scholarly articles and multiple books including the forthcoming The Courage Quotient. He is best known for his pioneering work in the application of positive psychology. Dr. Biswas-Diener is the foremost authority on positive psychology coaching and has consulted with a wide range of international organizations on performance management and leadership development. He is managing director of Positive Acorn (www.positiveacorn.com) and a part-time instructor at Portland State University (www.pdx.edu).