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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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Jul 27, 2018

Rasmus Hougaard is the founder and managing director of Potential Project, a global leadership training, organizational development and research firm, who help leaders and organization to enhance performance, innovation, and resilience through mindfulness and other practices grounded in neuroscience and research. Rasmus writes for the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Business Insider, and has led more than 1500 keynotes and workshops around the world. His most recent book, The Mind of the Leader, is based on research with more than 35,000 leaders and executives and provides a pathway to great leadership in the 21st century.

In today’s episode, Rasmus explains why 21st century leaders need to cultivate the qualities of mindfulness, selflessness and compassion for themselves, their teams and their organizations and how this can be practically achieved.

Connect with Rasmus:

Website: www.potentialproject.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:11] - Rasmus explains why 86% of leaders rate themselves as inspiring and good role models, but 82% of employees see their leaders as fundamentally uninspiring.
  • [03:28] - Rasmus explains how leaders can better understand themselves and their impact on others.
  • [04:56] - Rasmus shares the mental qualities needed for leaders to be effective in the 21t century based on his research.
  • [05:53] - Rasmus explains why the state of flow can impede our ability to be more mindful at work.
  • [07:38] - Rasmus shares how our daily focus pattern can help us to be more mindful at work.
  • [09:33] - Rasmus explains what leaders can do practically to improve their levels of selflessness and confidence.
  • [11:44] - Rasmus shares his suggestions for finding the balance between self-confidence and selflessness at work.
  • [13:57] - Rasmus explains why more leaders are rating compassion important or extremely important for effective leadership.
  • [17:04] - Rasmus explains how teaching leaders compassion can improve kindness and psychological safety in workplaces.
  • [22:43] - Rasmus shares some of his favorite ways to help leaders be more mindful, selfless and compassionate.
  • [17:23] - Rasmus completes the lightning round.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Rasmus!

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