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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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Jun 30, 2017

Duncan Young is the head of Workplace Health and Well-being at Lend Lease. Duncan is a passionate advocate for the positive impact of workplaces on our health.  

In this conversation, you will hear Duncan talk about the techniques he has helped implement in his organization to help leaders make well-being improvements. Leaders can make these changes based on the information they gather by wearing a heart-rate monitor, keeping the diary, and learning about improving the energy profile.  

Connect with Duncan Young:

LinkedIn - https://au.linkedin.com/in/duncan-young-6708389

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:40] - Duncan explains why improving well-being is such an important issue for Lend Lease and why leaders are becoming more aware of this importance.
  • [02:44] - Duncan believes we are becoming aware of the impact lifestyle have.
  • [03:20] - Duncan shares details on the programs he has created at Lend Lease to help leaders understand their well-being has on their performance.
  • [04:28] - Duncan describes the technology they are using to help leaders understand how their everyday choices impact their well-being.
  • [05:35] - Duncan explains how a diary is used in this process.
  • [06:51] - Duncan talks about the ideal balance of energy expenditure and energy renewal at work. 
  • [08:25] - Duncan shares what individuals can take away from the information from the programs he’s developed.
  • [09:18] - Duncan provides some examples of the techniques people can implement to improve their profile.
  • [11:25] - Duncan lists a few out-of-the-box ways to restore energy levels.
  • [12:55] - Duncan explains how collecting data can help individuals make changes.
  • [14:38] - Duncan believes it is important for leaders to share this information and these techniques with employees.
  • [16:31] - Duncan talks about how small changes can become embedded in the company culture and give individuals the support to improve well-being.  
  • [17:52] - Duncan shares one caution for organizations wanting to improve well-being.
  • [18:34] - The Lightning Round with Duncan Young.

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

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