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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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Jan 25, 2018

Peggy Holman is an author and consultant who employs dialogical practices to turn passivity into participation. Her award-winning book, Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity, provides a roadmap for tackling complex systems challenges. In the Change Handbook she and her co-authors profile 61 processes that enable diverse groups to create their desired future. As co-founder of the non-profit, Journalism that Matters, Peggy has helped to cultivate a journalism community of practise that is committed to journalism, which supports communities and democracy to thrive.

Today we’re talking to Peggy about what researchers are learning enables workplaces and systems to flourish, and why chaos rather than balance holds the key to learning and growth. Peggy shares her insights on how to create positive disruptions that enable a system to change, why passion and responsibility are the keys to authentic leadership and how leaders can mobilize and support people in taking action.

Connect with Peggy Holman:

Website: www.peggyholman.com

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:40] - Peggy explains why it's important to challenge the current systems in place, and how disturbance can prompt change.
  • [07:47] - Peggy talks about how to actively guide disruptive factors, rather than taking a passive approach.
  • [15:16] - Peggy discusses the benefits of open space technology.
  • [18:47] - Peggy explains why organisations have difficulty embracing self organisation.
  • [21:10] - Peggy covers how self organisation has been proven to benefit work processes.
  • [22:25] - Peggy gives examples of principles and support that can help open space technology function at it's best.
  • [23:20] - Peggy talks about some new approaches that have been discovered.
  • [25:11] - Peggy lists some cautions and caveats when implementing these approaches.
  • [25:51] - Lightning round with Peggy Holman

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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.

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 don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.

Until next time, take care!  Thank you Peggy!

Jan 18, 2018

Jacqueline Stavros is an Associate Professor at the Lawrence Technological University and has been honored with the LTU Inaugural Presidential Research Award. She’s known for her creation of SOAR, a profoundly positive approach to strategic thinking, planning, and leadership, based on the concept of Appreciative Inquiry.

Today we’re talking to Jacqui about how the SOAR framework and how this can be used to help organizations and teams take a strengths-based, systems approach to strategic planning. and the kind of results they might expect.  Jacqui helps us to understand how SOAR differs from SWOT approaches, how to help the cynics embrace a more strengths-orientated approach and how you conduct a quick SOAR in just a few hours with a team.

Connect with Jacqueline Stavros:

Website: http://soar-strategy.com/

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:14] - Jackie talks about 'meeting people where they're at].
  • [02:50] - Jackie explains generative questions.
  • [03:43] - Jackie gives an introduction to SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations & results) and how it works.
  • [05:55] - Jackie gives example of which situations SOAR is most appropriate for.
  • [08:59] - Jackie explains the '5 'I' Approach'.
  • [12:05] - Jackie discusses the impact of SOAR on the workplace.
  • [17:15] - Jackie talks about potential cautions and caveats of using SOAR.
  • [24:18] - Lighting round with Jacqueline Stavros.

Your Resources:

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.

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 don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.

Until next time, take care!  Thank you Jackie!

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