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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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Feb 7, 2019

Today we're talking to Nick Craig, who's the author of the newly published book Leading From Purpose, and President of the Core Leadership Institute where he guides executives at companies including Ben & Jerry's, Heineken, ING Bank, Lego, Unilever, and more, on the journey to discover and lead with purpose. In 2007, Nick began collaborating with Professor Bill George at Harvard Business School and this led them to co-author 'Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide', which became the course book for the Harvard Business School MBA class Authentic Leadership Development.

In this episode, we explore the simple questions that can help us find more purpose in our work and the easy actions we can take to live our purpose more consistently. 

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:55] - Nick explains why he was converted from feeling cynical about purpose in workplaces to believing that it is instrumental.
  • [06:53] - Nick shares some simple questions for helping people to find more purpose in their work.
  • [08:54] - Nick explains how a purpose statement can help us to live from our purpose easily and more consistently at work.
  • [10:19] - Nick shares why purpose is not our passion, not our values, and not our happiness any why living our purpose can be challenging.
  • [13:57] - Nick explains how a growth mindset can help us to live our purpose.
  • [16:20] - Nick outlines how purpose can fuel our levels of energy at work.
  • [18:34] - Nick explains how leaders can share their sense of purpose in ways that are clear and inspiring for others.
  • [20:49] - Nick completes the Lightning round.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Nick!

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