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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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Aug 10, 2018

Today we’re talking to Alex Linley and Trudy Bailey from Capp, whose vision is to match the world to their perfect job. Alex is one of the early leaders in positive psychology and its applications, particularly around strengths, and he’s the author of From Average to A+. Trudy’s been responsible for the relaunch of Capp’s Strength Profile tool and ensuring that practitioners have access to the tools to build a strengths-based culture that’s sustaining.

In this episode, we discuss the business case for understanding how the use, energy, and performance of our strengths can improve our performance, wellbeing and business outcomes.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:22 - Alex summarizes his three most important findings on developing people’s strengths at work.
  • [04:25] - Trudy shares new research on how using our strengths can help us to achieve our goals.
  • [05:48] - Trudy explains how the Strengths Profile tool works to help people develop their strengths.
  • [07:32] - Alex explains how understanding the use, energy, and performance impact of our strengths is so important for their development.
  • [10:05] - Trudy offers some practical tips on how to make the most of people’s strengths at work.
  • [12:47] - Alex outlines how a strengths approach can be used to help match people to their perfect jobs and the business benefits it can bring.
  • [17:10] - Trudy provides some practical approaches for leaders to develop their people’s strengths as they go about their jobs.
  • [19:04] - Alex shares his three alarm bells when it comes to workplaces wanting to take a strengths approach.
  • [21:52] - Alex shares his thoughts on the single biggest challenge for organizations to remain strengths focused.
  • [23:44] - Alex & Trudy completes the lightning round.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Alex & Trudy!

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