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Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

If you believe as I do that by uncovering tested, practical ways to help people move from functioning to flourishing at work, we can better navigate the incredible challenges and opportunities our world faces, then this podcast is for you. My goal each week is to give you access to the world’ leading positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship and neuroscience researchers and practitioners to explore their latest research findings on how you can improve wellbeing, develop strengths, nurture positive relationships, make work meaningful and cultivate the grit to accomplish what matters most. If you want evidence-based approaches to bringing out the best in yourself and others at work, then consider this podcast your step-by-step guide.
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Sep 12, 2016

Sue Langley, is a speaker, master trainer, global business consultant and leading advisor, and founder and CEO of the Langley Group of Companies. Sue has taught thousands of business leaders how to create positive work-places.

Sue Langley’s website: http://suelangley.com/

In this discussion, you will learn about creativity and innovation and how they benefit us as individuals, but also how organizations can foster creativity and innovation beyond just having “a culture of creativity.”You will hear Sue’s thoughts on how leaders and organizations can develop the right climate for creativity and innovation to flourish.

Sue shares a lot of valuable information on her approach with leaders and organizations. You will learn the vocabulary she uses, and how she convinces organizations to be open to the science and research of positive psychology. Sue also shares a recent example of an organization that wasn’t ready for these practices.

You’ll Learn:

  • [1:43] - Having a culture of creativity in an organization isn’t enough to foster innovation and creativity.
  • [2:31] - Sue describes two types of creativity and innovation.
  • [3:25] - The benefits of creativity.
  • [4:25] - Sue shares what research says about creativity.
  • [6:26] - How leaders and organizations can develop the right climate for creativity to flourish.
  • [10:29] - Sue talks about how she convinces leaders and organizations to be open to the science and research of positive psychology.
  • [11:31] - How to implement these changes into an organization.
  • [13:07] - The vocabulary used with organizations when introducing positive psychology and wellbeing.
  • [13:43] - The relationship between positive psychology and profitability.
  • [14:34] - When positive psychology practices aren’t the best fit for an organization.
  • [15:59] - Sue talks about individuals and organizations with too much creativity.
  • [17:30] - The lightning round with Sue Langley.

Your Resources:

Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life - Barbara Fredrickson - http://a.co/bnlkrv1

Primer in Positive Psychology - Christopher Peterson -http://a.co/2vFFu3Q

Genetics of Psychological Well-Being: The Role of Heritability and Genes in Positive Psychology - Michael Pluess - http://a.co/gsEWpcv

European Conference on Positive Psychology - http://enpp.eu

Positive Psychology Program - http://positivepsychologyprogram.com

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining me again this week. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free! Special thanks to Sue for joining me this week. Until next time, take care!

Until next time, take care!

Sep 2, 2016

Felicia Huppert is the founding director of the Well-Being Institute at Cambridge University and a leading researcher on the science of well-being and promotion of human flourishing.

Felicia Huppert’s website: http://www.wellbeing.group.cam.ac.uk/who-we-are/founder/

In this interview, you will hear Felicia share her definition and understanding of “wellbeing”, which is “our ability to feel good and function well.”She also talks about what she considers to be the foundation of everything we do, mindfulness. It’s that combination of mindfulness and skills that allows us to navigate life effectively.

Felicia developed the .b (Dot B) program for adolescents to stop and reflect. Studies show the effects on well-being exist three months later. Felicia also discusses the role of self-compassion in our well-being. People who are more self-compassionate are more motivated to change their behaviors in ways they want. Felicia shares her thoughts on the importance of mindfulness training within organizations and how to go through that process.

You’ll Learn:

● [1:32] - Felicia describes her interpretation of “well-being”.
● [2:32] - The 10 features of well-being or flourishing.
● [3:41] - Felicia talks flourishing in life “most of the time”.
● [4:22] - The foundation of everything we do is mindfulness.
● [5:35] -Felicia developed the .b (Dot B) program for adolescents.
● [8:43] - The role of self-compassion in our well-being.
● [11:05] - Controlling emotions is one of the most powerful effects of mindfulness training.
● [12:07] - Mindfulness training within organizations.
● [14:41] - Felicia talks about the importance of shifting the population curve and making the whole population more resilient.
● [17:03] - The Lightning Round with Felicia Huppert

Your Resources:

10 Keys to Happier Living (Vanessa King) - https://amzn.com/1472233425
The Health Gap (Michael Marmot) - https://amzn.com/1632860783
European Conference on Positive Psychology - http://enpp.eu
Positive Psychology Program - http://positivepsychologyprogram.com

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining me again this week. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free! Special thanks to Felicia for joining me this week.

Until next time, take care!

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