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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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Apr 27, 2018

Zoe Galvez and Betsy Crouch, co-founders of ImprovHQ, help leaders and organizations develop effective communication, exceptional collaboration, and engaged cultures through interactive learning experiences, based on the principles of improvisation and positive psychology. They deliver workshops, keynotes, and executive coaching programmes, to workplaces that include Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Dropbox, and many more.

Today we’ll be discussing how the principles and practices of improvisation can be used to teach people the skills of positive psychology in workplaces.

Connect with Betsy and Zoe:

Website: improvhq.com

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:36] - Zoe and Betsy explain how positive psychology practices can be fused with improvisation techniques to help people flourish at work.
  • [05:40] - The Improv HQ team give examples of how improvisation skills can develop people’s resilience.
  • [09:02] - Zoe explains why every conversation at work is an opportunity for connection or confusion, and how improv can build trust and psychological safety between people.
  • [10:47] - Betsy shares how improv practices can be a great opportunity to spot people’s strengths and put them to work.
  • [12:43] - Zoe explains how improv can be an emotional rope course in workplaces and how they teach leaders to build a resilient response to failure.
  • [18:03] - Zoe shares how improv can help to build a giving culture in teams.
  • [18:59] - Betsy shares how AI Summits are using improv to supercharge results for participants.
  • [21:04] - Betsy and Zoe explain the six improv principles unscripted leaders use to thrive at work.
  • [26:58] - Betsy & Zoe complete the lightning round.

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 Betsy and Zoe!

Apr 20, 2018

Dr. Tal Ben Shahar is the co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy and the creator and instructor of the Certificate in Happiness Studies Programme. Known around the world for teaching two of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history, Positive Psychology and the Psychology of Leadership, Tal is also an international best-selling author and the co-founder of Potential Life and Happier TV.

Today we’ll be exploring the concept of wholebeing and why our happiness at work and in life is interconnected.

Connect with Tal-Ben Shahar:

Website: talbenshahar.com

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:37] - Tal shares the impact positive psychology has had over the last decade in workplaces.
  • [02:30] - Tal talks about the need to bring together different scientific disciplines in order to further the study of happiness.
  • [04:23] - Tal introduces the concept of wholebeing and why people need to SPIRE.
  • [06:38] - Tal explains why our happiness is interconnected with our environment and what this means practically.
  • [09:36] - Tal shares how workplaces can leverage interconnectedness to improve people’s sense of wholebeing.
  • [11:47] - Tal explains how Sainsbury grocery stores in the UK are working to improve the happiness of their employees.
  • [13:38] - Tal outlines how workplaces can help people to change and sustain the behaviors that may make them happier at work.
  • [16:49] - Tal outlines how high-intensity interval training can help to embed happiness behaviors.
  • [19:08] - Tal completes the lightning round.

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 Tal!

Apr 13, 2018

Jenn Lim is the CEO of Delivering Happiness, a company she and Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, co-founded to inspire passion and purpose as part of their profitable happiness business model. To achieve this, Jenn delivers talks, interactive workshops, executive alignment sessions and culture team training for companies all over the world, and with the help of her team, they also create some wonderful tools to measure and improve happiness in workplaces.

In today’s episode, we’ll be discussing how to leverage Self-Determination Theory practices to help employees feel happier, ensure customers are more satisfied and deliver and improve the bottom line for your workplace.

Connect with Jenn Lim:

Website: deliveringhappiness.com

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:00] - Jenn shares the story of Zappos and how they have created a flourishing culture.
  • [06:21] - Jenn explains how Self-Determination Theory provides the foundation for a happiness business model.
  • [07:36] - Jenn shares practical examples of how to improve autonomy and competence in workplaces.
  • [10:57] - Jenn explains how Zappos helps build relatedness in the workplace between managers and their teams
  • [13:45] - Jenn shares some tips and tricks for helping people in your organizational live the cultural values.
  • [17:43] - Jenn explains why Zappos offer people money to quit during their induction to ensure they have the right cultural fit.
  • [20:06] - Jenn shares some real-world examples of the kind of business outcomes organizations are achieving by investing in the happiness of their employees.
  • [24:07] - Jenn completes the lightning round.

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 Jenn!

Apr 6, 2018

Dr. Timothy Sharp runs one of Australia’s most respected clinical psychology practices, is a highly regarded executive coaching practice, and is the founder and chief happiness officer of the happiness institute, Australia’s first and now largest organization devoted solely to enhancing happiness in individuals, families, and workplaces. An adjunct professor in positive psychology at the University of Technology in Sydney and RMIT University, Tim is a sought-after public speaker who makes frequent media appearances, and is the author of, among other things, “100 Ways to Happiness: A Guide for Busy People” and most recently, “Live Happier, Live Longer: A Guide to Positive Ageing”.

In today’s episode we’ll discuss how to help people find the time to integrate wellbeing practices into their workplace.

Connect with Tim Sharp:

Connect with Tim Sharp:

Website: www.drhappy.com.au/

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:28] - Tim details the acronym CHOOSE, which relates to the idea of choosing happiness for our own lives.
  • [08:07] - Tim gives tips on how to make time for happiness practises.
  • [12:27] - Tim discusses how a workplace could embed happiness practises into the everyday lives of their employees, using the approach of mental health organisation Batyr as an example.
  • [17:48] - Tim talks about making happiness practises work for the long term, by embedding and reinforcing key principles within the organisation.
  • [21:03] - Tim gives examples of some support and activities that can be provided to improve mental health in the workplace.
  • [22.58] - Tim explains how to navigate the cynics when trying to implement wellbeing practises within a workplace.
  • [25:25] - Lightning round with Tim Sharp.

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 Tim!

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