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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 19, 2016

Maureen McKenna,is a partner at Innovation Works and author of "Pink Steel-Toed Shoes," a story about her experience as the first female manager in manufacturing at Xerox.

She talks with us about her speech at the Canadian Conference about Positive Psychology, on creating a healthy organizational climate, and increasing return on energy.

Maureen's Blog: https://momentsbymoment.com/

You'll Learn:

  • [1:50] What she hopes people took away from her speech at the Canadian Conference
  • [2:40] How to focus on return on energy in the workplace
  • [4:40] Learning from the past, moving forward, and her "Fresh Air" framework
  • [6:40] She tells an anecdote that is an example of self-awareness in the workplace
  • [8:15] How we choose to respond to "Vertical Leadership"
  • [9:10] How to help people to change their mindset and have a safe place for micropractices
  • [12:20] How to challenge each other's thought processes without negative connotations
  • [14:00] The Lightning Round with Maureen McKenna!

Your Resources:

Innovation Works Website: http://www.innovationworks.ca/

"Appreciative Living" - Jacqueline Bascobert Kelm

"Reinventing Organizations" - Frederick Laloux

Canadian Positive Psychology Association

3rd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology

Thanks for listening!

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.   

Also, please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

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

Aug 12, 2016

Ilona Boniwell is the program leader for the first Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology in Europe at Angila Ruskin University. She is also the CEO of Positran.

In this interview, you will hear Ilona share her insights on making Positive Psychology real and tangible, and practical for people to integrate into their lives. She also talks about the role of Positive Psychology in the workplace, including how it can be integrated through play, the current state of these practices in Europe, and the terminology she avoids when proposing these changes to organizations.

Ilona Boniwell’s website: https://lifelabs.psychologies.co.uk/users/579-dr-ilona-boniwell

You’ll Learn:

● [2:00] - Ilona talks about her goal of making Positive Psychology “real and tangible.”
● [3:17] - Making strengths real by taking them from a questionnaire and knowing what to do with them.
● [4:52] - Ilona describes The Happiness Dashboard.
● [7:35] - Ilona talks about using the available tools to build our skills and maintain changes.
● [9:04] - The importance of play and it’s role in corporate workplaces.
● [10:55] - Ilona talks about how organizations in Europe are embracing Positive Psychology practices.
● [12:20] - Ilona talks about how she frames this discussion to get organizations on board with these practices.
● [13:40] - Is there a time when positive psychology is not the right solution?
● [15:28] - The Lightning Round with Ilona Boniwell!

Your Resources:

“Positive Psychology in a Nutshell: The Science of Happiness” - Ilona Boniwell 

“Oxford Handbook of Happiness”

“Building a Better Business Using the Lego Serious Play Method” - Per Kristiansen, Robert Rasmussen

“Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul” - Stuart Brown, Christopher Vaughn

The European Conference on Positive Psychology

The Positive Psychology Program

Thanks for listening!

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.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

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

Aug 5, 2016

Gretchen Spreitzer is the faculty director for the Center of Positive Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

In this interview, you will hear Gretchen talk about enabling sustainable performance. There are several factors that make it quite easy to get burned out at work and organizations need to implement certain things to promote sustainable performance and allow individuals to thrive. Gretchen gives practical ways for organizations to do this through her four levers to promote sustainability. Gretchen also shares some basic and easily implemented tactics for individuals to thrive.

Gretchen Spreitzer’s website: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/spreitzer/home

You’ll Learn:

● [1:43] - In today’s world, it is easy to get burned out and we need to make performance sustainable.
● [3:44] - Gretchen shares the four levers organizations can use to promote sustainability.
● [7:42] - Gretchen talks about the balance of responsibility between organizations and individuals in regards to employee growth and sustainability.
● [8:40] - What can individuals do when their organization doesn’t promote growth and sustainability?
● [12:05] - Gretchen discusses about her findings that co-working spaces lead to higher mean scores of thriving.
● [15:47] - Gretchen talks about resilience for people in difficult situations. Thriving is not about bouncing back, it’s about bouncing better.
● [17:43] - Thriving and growing proactively, when there isn’t a difficulty or challenge.
● [19:13] - Should organizations expect and encourage an approach of thriving when someone is struggling, personally?
● [20:04] - The lightning round with Gretchen Spreitzer

 

 

Your Resources:

Reflected Best Self Exercise - http://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/cpo-tools/reflected- best-self-exercise-2nd- edition/

How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact - Jane E. Dutton and Gretchen M. Spreitzer - https://amzn.com/1626560285

The Positive Organization: Breaking Free from Conventional Cultures, Constraints, and Beliefs - Robert E Quinn - https://amzn.com/1626565627

Finding Purpose: Environmental Stewardship as a Personal Calling - Andrew J. Hoffman - https://amzn.com/1783533722

Positive Business Conference - http://positivebusinessconference.com

Thanks for listening!

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.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

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

Jul 29, 2016

Emiliya Zhivotovskaya is the founder of The Flourishing Center of Benefit Corporation.  She is the creator of the Certification in Applied Positive Psychology. Emiliya talks about the connection of mind and body, specifically in regards to vitality.

Our bodies affect our thoughts and vice versa. So how do we bring that vitality into our lives?  It’s not through major interventions, but rather through daily life hacks.  Emiliya shares a few that you can implement into your life. 

You will learn about the importance of our digestive system in this conversation.  Emiliya talks about how our gut is our “second brain.”  She describes its effect on our our mind body health and lists ways for us to keep the second brain healthy.  This is a conversation with a lot of practical and easily implemented tips and exercises. 

Emiliya Zhivotovskaya’s website

You’ll Learn:

  • [2:06] - Emiliya shares her model of vitality.
  • [6:28] - Why do many researchers teach the mind and body are separate components?
  • [7:10] - Emiliya talks about why we move our bodies.  It’s not to meet an exercise goal, but our cells have inherent wisdom to move.
  • [8:28] - The enteric nervous system tells us our gut is “the second brain.”
  • [10:45] - Daily hacks are a way to bring vitality into our lives.
  • [14:02] - Emiliya talks about the importance of probiotics and prebiotics in our diets.
  • [15:29] - In modern times, we don’t squat enough.  Squatting also helps with healthy bowel movements.
  • [17:33] - Sleep is the foundation of all vitality.
  • [19:35] - The lightning round with Emiliya Zhivotovskaya

Your Resources:

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari - https://amzn.com/0062316095

Certificate in Positive Psychology - http://getcertifiedinpospsych.com

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association - http://cppa.ca

Thanks for listening!

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. 

Also, please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

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

Jul 22, 2016

Wayne Baker is a professor of management at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Wayne is also the first director of the Center for Positive Organizations.Wayne talks about the idea of a giving culture at work.

People are inherently generous and often, the biggest barrier is getting people to ask for what they need. Wayne talks about the ROI that a giving culture brings to organizations. He also talks about who is likely to reciprocate and what their motivations might be. I enjoyed this conversation with Wayne Baker and I’m certain you will too!

Wayne Baker’s website

You’ll Learn:

● [1:41] - Wayne shares some takeaways from his presentation at The Positive Business Conference on creating a giving culture.
● [2:30] - Wayne talks about the reciprocity ring.
● [3:21] - What steps need to be taken after an individual makes a request?
● [4:08] - The biggest barrier is getting people to ask for what they need.
● [5:07] - Wayne talks about why so many organizations struggle to create a giving culture.
● [6:35] - This process taps into the fundamental human principle of reciprocity.
● [7:12] - Takers give almost as frequently as givers give.
● [8:03] - The business benefits of the reciprocity ring.
● [10:19] - You can use technology to help you with the reciprocity ring.
● [11:19] - Early adopters become evangelists for the reciprocity ring.
● [12:37] - Setting boundaries in reciprocity and denying the power in reciprocity by not asking.
● [16:15] - Asking without expectations of receiving.
● [17:08] - The Lightning Round with Wayne Baker

Your Resources:

Learn more about the reciprocity ring at http://www.humaxnetworks.com/default.asp

The Reflected Best Self

The Power of Visioning

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success - Adam M. Grant

Seveneves - Neal Stephenson

A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary - Brian Doyle

The Positive Business Conference

Thanks for listening!

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.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

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

Jul 15, 2016

Jessica Amortegui is a leading expert in positive psychology and positive organizational scholarship in organizations. Jessica is the Senior Director of Learning and Development at Logitech, where she has developed a two-day workshop on positive psychology practices for her team members.

Jessica shares how she organized this workshop, including her strategy to gain management support and team buy-in. Jessica also talks with us about job crafting and the idea of “the perfect job vs. the best job for us.” I think you will really enjoy this conversation with Jessica Amortegui.

This interview was produced in partnership with the Center for Positive Organization’s Positive Business Project.

Jessica's website: http://www.jessicaamortegui.com

You’ll Learn:

● [2:15] - Jessica talks about need for meaningful experience in order to open people’s hearts and minds to new ways of leading.
● [4:05] - How Jessica got Logitech leadership and the team to buy into a two-day workshop course on leading through positive psychology.
● [5:50] - Jessica shares what she taught the workshop attendees to get them so enthusiastic about these new philosophies.
● [8:21] - Jessica talks about balancing the science and the experience in teaching these practices to team members.
● [10:00] - The perfect job vs. the best job for us.
● [12:18] - Jessica talks about job crafting at Logitech.
● [13:49] - Job crafting through mastery, meaning, and membership.
● [15:49] - When might job crafting might not be ideal?
● [17:51] - Management support and involvement is vital to creating system-wide change.
● [18:28] - The lightning round with Jessica Amortegui

Your Resources:

● VIA Strengths Finder Survey - http://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey
● Shawn Achor Ted Talk - “The happy secret to better work
● Simon Sinek Ted Talk - https://www.ted.com/speakers/simon_sinek
● “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” - Chris Voss & Tahl Raz
● Center for Positive Organization’s Positive Business Project - http://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/

Thanks for listening!

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.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

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

Jul 8, 2016

Ryan Niemiec is a leading expert in mindfulness based strengths practices. Ryan recently spoke at the Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology and in this conversation, he shares his thoughts and findings on mindfulness.

In this interview, you will hear Ryan’s insight into mindfulness. He shares how mindfulness based strength practice can have positive changes in people’s lives. Individuals can use positive psychology to help with problems as much as they do to flourish and mindfulness based strength practice helps manage these problems. Ryan also addresses some of the opposition to mindfulness and the idea that some people are not able to benefit from mindfulness.

This interview was produced in partnership with the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and the 3rd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology.

Ryan Niemiec’s website: http://www.ryanniemiec.com/

You’ll Learn:

● [2:35] - Self-regulation and curiosity are at the core of mindfulness.
● [4:18] - Ryan shares two ways to integrate self-regulation and curiosity.
● [5:35] - Ryan talks about his 8-week program, “Mindfulness Based Strength Practice”and explains the difference between this program and others.
● [8:10] - Mindfulness based strength practice has a large impact on positive relationships.
● [9:08] - Ryan shares how mindfulness based strength practice can help people manage their problems.
● [10:18] - Ryan provides information on how you can experience the 8-week program.
● [11:52] - Ryan addresses opposition to mindfulness and talks about the idea of deliberate mind-wandering.
● [13:32] - Are there some people that can’t benefit from mindfulness?
● [15:05] - New research on the development and application of character strengths.
● [18:19] - Ryan talks about bringing character strengths to our work and that leading to a “life-calling”.
● [20:00] - The lightning round with Ryan Niemiec

Your Resources:

http://www.viacharacter.org/www/

Thich Nhat Hanh’s books on Amazon

The Illusion of Separateness: A Novel - Simon Van Booy

 

Jul 1, 2016

Bob Vallerand is a leading scholar in motivational processes and optimal functioning. Bob spoke on his theory on passion at Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology and he shares his insights with us in this conversation.

The passions we have as individuals bring satisfaction to our lives. They also help form our identities.  So today, I talk with Bob Vallerand about his research on passion. 

In this interview, you will hear that there are two types of passion, obsessive and harmonious.  Bob shares how obsessive passions develop and that these are not necessarily negative or harmful activities, but can be productive passions that begin to control an individual.  Bob also shares how to identify if a passion is harmonious or obsessive. How do organizations help members develop harmonious passions, which benefit the organization and individuals themselves?  Listen to find out!

This interview was produced in partnership with the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and the 3rd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology. 

Bob's website: http://www.lrcs.uqam.ca/default_en.htm

You’ll Learn:

  • [1:46] - Passion can be obsessive or harmonious and the benefits of harmonious passion.
  • [2:30] - Bob defines overall passion.
  • [3:40] - Obsessive passions and how these seemingly productive activities can control a person.
  • [5:10] - How to determine if a passion is harmonious or obsessive.
  • [7:11] - Passions can go back and forth from being harmonious and obsessive. Bob shares what makes this change happen.
  • [9:25] - How organizations can nurture harmonious passion with members.
  • [11:25] - Having multiple passions is a healthier situation.
  • [12:08] - How to turn things around when a passion becomes obsessive.
  • [13:16] - There are certain activities in which you will only get the positive benefits if the passion is harmonious.
  • [15:08] - The lightning round with Bob Vallerand.

Your Resources:

“The Psychology of Passion” - Bob Vallerand

“Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation” - Edward Deci

“Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experiences” - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life” - Barbara Fredrickson

Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Jun 24, 2016

Robert Quinn is a world leading expert on positive organizations, and how to introduce and implement positive practices into workplaces. He shares examples of handling situations through conventional strategy and positive practices.

While many organizations experience success with introducing and implementing positive practices, this is a transition that can be difficult to accomplish. We have a natural fear and to flourish, we need to overcome the conventional mind map. However, the most effective outcomes are the result of finding a balance of conventional methods and positive practices. 

Robert shares the four questions to ask to transform yourself into a positive state and get different results than you have in the past: 

  1. What results to I want to create?
  2. Am I internally directed?
  3. Am I other-focused?
  4. Am I externally open?

This interview was produced in partnership with the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and the 3rd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology.

Robert’s Blog: https://thepositiveorganization.wordpress.com/

You’ll Learn

  • [2:26] - Assumptions of conventional social science and alternatives to those assumptions
  • [4:29] - Robert shares an example of the destruction of the culture of an organization through conventional decision-making and strategy.
  • [5:55] - To contrast the previous story, Robert shares an example of handling down-sizing with positive practices.
  • [7:59] - Flourishing means overcoming natural fear
  • [9:41] - Positive practices are an addition, not a replacement to the conventional mind map.
  • [10:44] - Finding a balance with conventional methods and positive practices
  • [12:50] - Robert shares his thoughts on how to introduce and implement these ideas.
  • [16:21] - Contributive goals help people take risks
  • [17:45] - Robert talks about the transformation he sees in his workshops.
  • [18:33] - The lightning round with Robert Quinn. 

Resources:

“The Positive Organization: Breaking Free from Conventional Cultures, Constraints, and Beliefs” - Robert Quinn

Lift Exchange Tool

“Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything” - Victor J Strecher

“The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life” - Robert Fritz

Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology

Positive Business Conference

 

Thanks for listening!

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. 

Also please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

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

Jun 15, 2016

David Cooperrider is renowned for his research in appreciative inquiry, a strength-based approach to creating change. David shares how appreciative inquiry is being used to build a better world.

David explains how organizations can align strengths in ways that make the system’s weaknesses irrelevant. He also shares how individuals and organizations can use this life-centric approach to go through the steps of this positive change model.

This interview was produced in partnership with the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and the 3rd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology.

Tune in to hear more!

Website: www.davidcooperrider.com

Twitter: @Dlc6David

You’ll Learn:

  • [2:25] - David explains basics of appreciative inquiry
  • [4:52] - What you and your organization can gain from this positive change model
  • [5:27] - People don’t resist change. People love change.
  • [7:05] - Positive re-framing
  • [9:30] - Omni search and bringing in all of the strengths at every level
  • [10:50] - Strengthen the strengths
  • [12:28] - Imagining our future
  • [14:40] - Translate and improvise
  • [16:30] - Valuing progress moments
  • [18:02] - Embedding the change and reversing our mindset on change
  • [20:50] - The lightning round with David Cooperrider

Links from this discussion:

DavidCooperrider.com

The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram

Canadian Conference On Positive Psychology

Thanks for Listening!

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.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings for the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

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

Jun 15, 2016

Caroline Adams Miller is one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts on goal-setting, accomplishment, grit, happiness, and success.

It seems everywhere you turn lately somebody is talking about grit. Is it really the key to success? Can you have too much? How do you cultivate it? So today, I turned to Caroline who is one of the world’s leading practitioners in grit to see what all the fuss is about.

In this interview you’ll hear why she believes grit has to be authentic and how to avoid the downsides of “stupid grit”, “selfie grit” and “faux grit”. She explains how organizations can build grit through embedding it and why organization leaders must model grit in workplaces.

This interview was produced in partnership with the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and the 3rd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology.

Tune in to hear more!

Website: www.carolinemiller.com

Twitter: @CarolineMCoach

You’ll Learn

  • [2:43] - Caroline defines “authentic grit”
  • [3:22] - Caroline shares what she considers to be “stupid grit”
  • [5:45] – Caroline explains “selfie grit” and why grit paragons all have humility
  • [7:54] - Caroline explains “faux grit” and how this gets us into trouble
  • [10:11] - How to build and embed grit
  • [12:38] – Why leaders must have grit
  • [15:18] - Should every workplace cultivate grit?
  • [18:54] - The lightning round with Caroline Adams Miller

Your Resources:

Thanks For Listening!

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 the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

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

Jun 15, 2016

Kim Cameron is one of the top 10 scholars in organizational sciences. Kim recently spoke at the Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology and he talks with us about positive and relational energy.

Positive energy and relational energy has a tremendous positive impact on individuals and organizations. So today, I talk with Kim Cameron, a leading scholar on these topics and positive psychology.

In this interview, you will hear how the positive impact of positive energy and relational energy are measurable down to the cellular level. Kim also shares that contribution is more powerful than achievement and he provides examples from the University of Michigan. Some employees may perceive positive practices as manipulation and Kim shares why he believes this opposition will not become more common.

This interview was produced in partnership with the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and the 3rd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology.

Tune in to hear more!

Kim Cameron’s Website: http://webuser.bus.umich.edu/cameronk/?_ga=1.99712030.1617036109.1465915693

You’ll Learn

  • [2:20] - People with positive energy and relational energy are four times more likely to succeed.
  • [5:53] - The characteristics of positively energizing leaders.
  • [7:45] - The heliotropic effect and how to unleash it.
  • [9:22] - Contribution goals trump achievement goals
  • [12:58] - Kim talks about the culture of abundance and its positive impact on organizations.
  • [14:34] - The notion of happiness and well-being can be used as a manipulation.
  • [16:18] - Positive practices show results at the cellular level.
  • [18:31] - The lightning round with Kim Cameron

Your Resources:

 

Thanks for listening!

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 the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

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

Jun 15, 2016

Thank you for joining me for the very first episode of Making Positive Psychology Work. Every week, I’ll be interviewing the world’s leading researchers and practitioners who applying the evidence-based practices of positive psychology and neuroscience in workplaces to bring out the best in people. You see I believe that by uncovering tested, practical ways to help people move from functioning to flourishing at work, together we’ll be able to better navigate the incredible challenges and opportunities our world faces.

Website: www.michellemcquaid.com

Twitter: @chellemcquaid

When you watch the ongoing economic, environmental, social and political challenges current reverberating around our world, can make it hard to feel hopeful about our future. But when you start diving into the growing body of research on the power of positive psychology and positive organizational scholarship approaches to improve people’s wellbeing, to leverage their strengths, to cultivate compassion, to motivate ourselves by the positive difference we can each make, and to harness our grit to accomplish the things that matter most, it’s impossible to deny the individual and collective potential we truly have at our fingertips.

My goal on this podcast is to make this as easy, enjoyable and effective as possible for you. In this podcast, you’ll hear how.

Tune in to hear more!

You’ll Learn

  • [1:40] – Who will join us each week on the podcast.
  • [2:11] – How we’ll help you to become intelligent users of positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship and neuroscience research in your own life and in our workplaces.
  • [2:53] – Why it’s so important to play with these ideas and not just accept the research at face value.
  • [3:18] – How listening to this podcast can you save you time and money by freely and succinctly bringing your the world’s best researchers and practitioners every week.
  • [3.41] – Who am I to take you on this journey.

Your Resources:

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining me. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

Until next time, take care.

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