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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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Oct 27, 2016

Chris White is the managing director of the Center for Positive Organizations and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Chris developed and co-teaches the MBA class on social intrapreneurship.

In this conversation, Chris explains social intrapreneurship - leading positive change without authority - and compares this with social movement activists.   Chris talks about how organizations can create workplace environments to foster more social intrapreneurship,  and where these efforts can go wrong.

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:24] - Chris talks about his presentation on leading positive change without authority. He draws parallels between social movement activists and trying to create change in organizations.
  • [02:06] - Chris goes over the 4 things that occur in social movement theory literature and those also apply to social intrapreneurship .
  • [04:24] - Chris talks about social intrapreneurship.
  • [06:25] - Chris shares his thoughts on the roles of passion, meaning, and purpose play in social intrapreneurship.
  • [08:30] - Chris talks about the things leaders of organizations can do to create more intrapreneur-friendly environments in workplaces.
  • [10:08] - People experience fear that leaders will not embrace intrapreneurship and Chris talks about what levels of the organization need to set the culture of intrapreneurship.
  • [11:25] - Chris points out that Barclay’s is an organization that has fostered and nurtured intrapreneurship.
  • [12:48] - Chris talks about social intrapreneurship gone wrong.
  • [16:00] - The Lightning Round with Chris White.

Your Resources:

Changing Your Company From the Inside Out - Chris White
Chris White’s Blog
Lift: The Fundamental State of Leadership - Ryan Quinn and Robert Quinn
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living - Krista Tippett
PositiveBusinessConference.com

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Until next time, take care!

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