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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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May 19, 2017

Ellen Langer is a Harvard psychology professor and the director of the Langer Mindfulness Institute.  She has been described as “The Mother of Mindfulness” and has authored 11 books and more than 200 articles. Her work has influenced two decades of research in positive psychology.  

In this conversation, you will hear Ellen share why mindfulness doesn’t require you to sit in hours of meditation.  She explains the benefits she has found over 40 years of research for the practice of mindfulness in workplaces and what leaders can do practically to be more mindful and how they can help the people they lead to do the same. 

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:30] – Ellen explains why “mindfulness” as the process of noticing new things.
  • [02:15] – Ellen lists some benefits of mindfulness in workplaces.
  • [06:07] – Ellen talks about the practical ways leads can be more mindful.  
  • [08:35] – Ellen provides an example of a mindful company that turned a failed product into a successful product.
  • [11:58] – Ellen shares how we can approach the same task differently, depending on our perception of that task and the impact this can have on our performance.
  • [13:53] – Ellen explains the simple changes we can each make to be more mindful.
  • [18:15] – Ellen shares the benefits she’s found of having happier workplaces
  • [18:55] – Ellen talks about the impact mindfulness can have on our health.

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

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