‘Dr Padmakali has demonstrated immense capability by translating her optimistic attitude into a book. The key takeaway is the belief that the world can be transformed into a happier place through the attitude of optimism. The talk about seventh sense is amazing. I recommend this book to students as well as leaders and professionals who can develop behavioural competencies in their human capital’.
‘This book is an outstanding piece of work that discusses the overwhelming effects of being positive, inculcating a sense of optimism in all endeavors of life. It unfolds the indomitable spirit of Seventh Sense in a very candid and lucid manner. It provides its readers with a compelling impact on dissemination of peace and ushering in creativity, which are important attributes in the domain of literature and art. It is a must-read for people from all walks of life, spanning from science, art, literature and the larger community.
‘This book is a must-read for any business executive who believes that optimism can help fuel success in fierce conversations, those that are respectful but often contentious. Optimism is a key ingredient to avoid an “I won, you lose” mentality versus a mutually beneficial win-win situation that achieves great outcomes in a competitive and increasingly disrupted business environment’.
‘In the last two decades, several ground-breaking research studies have unearthed the rich potential of positive psychology. As a consequence, research results on happiness, flow, mindfulness and thriving are now being adopted in many of the Fortune 500 companies. A new dimension to this movement is added by the original work of Dr Padmakali Banerjee on optimism and optimism quotient. Dr Banerjee is well known for her research and teaching in this area.
‘Today, when the entire world is on the verge of collapsing on the ethical and humane fronts and negativity surrounds us, right from the time we wake up and see newspapers till we sleep watching depressing news on television, the book by Dr Padmakali Banerjee brings in extremely needed positivity in the society, which would act as Sanjeevani Booti for the readers. I wish her all the very best’.
‘As the world moves faster than ever with technological breakthroughs, several new opportunities come up for career choices. Because technology is a lucrative area, much of the focus is on earning money and “getting wealthy fast”, eventually causing faster burnout. Having been in the technology management space for over two decades, I have always felt the need for the mind to be ready for the fast pace of technology—one cannot innovate unless one is relaxed and happy. This “happiness” is of course hard to measure and so calls for novel approaches to generate determination models.
‘Books on positivity that study the topic from a scientific perspective are rare, but are needed to guide thought and action. The publication of The Power of Positivity is therefore timely. Next to its focus on a concise conceptual framework, it can serve as a framework for leaders of social profit, non-profit and for-profit organizations to reconcile efficiency and efficacy with the aim of optimism’.
‘The Power of Positivity is a happy book that is capable of enhancing your life from the moment you adopt its enthusiastic philosophy’.
‘A tour de force, this book will pave the way for the readers to achieve a heightened sense of well-being and fulfilment. Concepts such as optimistic intelligence and optimism quotient will ignite a seventh sense in the readers to flourish in a happiness-filled world’.
‘The book The Power of Positivity, written by Dr Padmakali Banerjee, is an addition to be placed at your desk. “Optimism” is the key to success with the right attitude and a positive mindset. High optimism promotes mental health, value system and positive attitude. It further reduces physical and psychological sickness and conflict in life. Successful leaders in industry, business, academics, innovation and politics plan for centuries beyond and change the outlook of people and prove to be a nation builder.
‘As a psychologist, the concept of optimism has always been exciting for me. It is not only a way of living, but it can also be quite instrumental in realizing professional and intellectual accomplishments. Dr Padmakali’s book not only helps in understanding the concept of optimism, it also helps in using it in day-to-day life and suggesting ways to make one’s life better. The optimism quotient and optimism attitude model can surely become path-breaking concepts in the field of psychology, and they would help millions of people across the globe to achieve success and fulfil their dreams.
‘I give my wholehearted endorsement of Dr Padmakali Banerjee’s excellent book The Power of Positivity. In my own life, it was optimism that helped me grasp the opportunity when, as a freelance documentary film-maker, I left the television industry to develop my interest in painting and printmaking.
‘This book is a must-read for any business executive who believes that optimism can help fuel success in fierce conversations, those that are respectful but often contentious.’
“A riveting read but also serves as a ‘tool’ to develop this coveted seventh sense… shakes us to the core to remind us that “Every time you are happy, you win.”