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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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Dec 13, 2018

Pat Wadors is the Chief Talent Officer and Chief Human Resource Officer for ServiceNow. Prior to joining ServiceNow, Pat was Senior Vice President, Global Talent organization at LinkedIn, where her focus was on recruiting and developing top talent, driving organizational transformation, supporting a highly engaged workforce, and growing LinkedIn's global footprint.

In this episode, we discuss how to build inclusive and diverse workplaces where people feel like they belong so you can create psychological safety, develop people's strengths, and support growth mindsets. 

Connect with Pat Wardors: 

Website:  https://www.servicenow.com/

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:08] - Pat offers some tips for how we can teach people the skills to help them more confidently feel like they can be authentic, vulnerable and curious at work.
  • [03:27] - Pat explains how sharing gratitude stories can help people improve their relationships with each other at work.
  • [05:10] - Pat shares how she’s been exploring what it looks like to be a great place to work in really healthy ways for employees.
  • [08:26] - Pat explains how treating each other beautifully at work also requires us to know and honor our boundaries.
  • [10:55] - Pat shares why our efforts at diversity and inclusion in workplaces are still often falling short of our goals.
  • [13:54] - Pat explains how we teach managers to help their people uncover and develop their superpowers at work.
  • [16:18] - Pat offers some tips for building psychological safety in workplace teams.
  • [18:57] - Pat shares how the growth mindset methodology has been used at ServiceNow to help people learn from their failures.
  • [20:21] - Pat shares some caveats and cautions for building cultures of belonging.
  • [21:42] - Pat completes the Lightning round.

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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 Pat!

Dec 6, 2018

Alison Earl is the author of Tripowerment: The Why, the Will and the Way of Breakthrough Change. She works with people and companies around the globe to empower self-directed change as a  guest lecturer in Behavioral Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health and the leader of an academic and commercial think tank dedicated to solving the most complex problems in behavior change.

In this episode, we explore why feeling stressed at work isn't always bad for our wellbeing or out performance. Alison explains how our beliefs about stress impact us neurologically and shape the way we think, feel, and act. She also shares the simple steps we can take for ourselves, our teams, and our workplaces to harness more of the positive effects of stress. 

Connect with Alison Earl:

Website: https://alisonearl.com/

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:51] - Alison explains what the latest research is discovering about the impact stress can have on our wellbeing and performance at work.
  • [07:35] - Alison outlines some of the different stress responses we are each capable of experiencing and how our beliefs about stress can trigger these and impact the way we think, feel, and act.
  • [12:38] - Alison shares how our connections with others can help us to transform stress into courage.
  • [15:19] - Alison offers some practical tips for challenging our stress mindsets in the heat of the moment when stress threatens to hijack us.
  • [18:35] - Alison explains why tackling stress at work needs to be a shared responsibility between workers, teams, leaders, and organizations in order to be truly effective.
  • [21:24] - Alison shares structural approaches teams can put in place to help improve their stress responses.
  • [23:31] - Alison 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 Alison!

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