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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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Jan 5, 2017

Louisa Jewell is a speaker, author, facilitator, and wellbeing teacher who has inspired thousands of people worldwide to be more confident.  She founded the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and her work has been featured in numerous publications.

In this conversation, you will hear Louisa share her thoughts on developing more confidence, to help you and your organization become more innovative.  Louisa believes confidence is finding the courage to act in the moment you want to put a great idea forward.  While some self-doubt can be motivating, too much self-doubt and self-questioning can stop you in your tracks and undermine your wellbeing.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:48] - Louisa talks about the importance of innovation in today’s business-world, and to be innovative organizations need people with the confidence to speak up about their great ideas.
  • [04:05] - Louisa shares how confidence means having the courage to act in that moment when you have a great idea .
  • [06:08] - Wile some self-doubt can motivate you to be better prepared as you move forward, you need to let go of chronic self-doubt.
  • [08:20] - “Fail fast, fail often” is a popular motto right now, but to make this work Louisa suggests organizations  need structures to make it safe to fail.  
  • [15:36] - Louisa believes leaders should consider how they can encourage small steps to success, and build  problem-solving muscles within their teams.
  • [19:35] - Louisa shares some advice if you feel that your organization isn't a confidence-enabling environment.  
  • [21:30] - Failure does not feel good and Louisa talks about how you can become comfortable with failure.
  • [24:36] - The Lightning Round with Louisa Jewell

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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.  

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Special thanks to Louisa for joining me this week. Until next time, take care!

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