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Positivity Theme

In an interview, Tom Rath, coauthor of How Full Is Your Bucket?, explains how negativity hurts American business -- and describes the right and wrong ways to recognize employees' good work.

Dietitians at St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System were at a crossroads. Their team didn't have enough people and felt ignored. Their workspace was "dismal." A few were quietly threatening to resign. Here's how one manager attacked this problem and raised employee engagement from average to extraordinary -- in just a year.

People strong in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is contagious. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.