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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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Sep 25, 2020

Today we’re talking to Anne Scoular, a former diplomat, Citibank trained international banker, and organizational psychologist, who is recognized as one of the five leading experts in business coaching globally by the Harvard Business Review. Much in demand for her expertise, Anne has served on a number of expert panels and policy committees, and she is the author of The Financial Times Guide to Business Coaching.

In this week’s episode, we explore how coaching can transform leadership and organizations, and Anne helps us understand how we can bring a coaching mindset to the work that we do every day.

Connect with Anne Scoular:

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:41] - Anne explains how organizational coaching differs from mentoring and other types of coaching.
  • [03:21] - Anne explores why coaching is so important for leaders right now.
  • [04:51] - Anne talks us through her framework for different styles of coaching leaders can use.
  • [09:09] - Anne shares examples of the positive impact she has seen in organizations when leaders coach.
  • [12:33] - Ann explains how workplaces can build an organizational capacity for coaching.
  • [16:48] - Anne shares what we can do in our own workplaces to develop coaching capacity and skills
  • [17:50] - Anne completes the Lightning Round

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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.

Please leave an honest review of 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 don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.

Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Anne!

Sep 18, 2020

Today we’re talking to Dominic Price who is the Work Futurist at Atlassian Software, an Australian multinational that develops products for software development, project management, and content management including our teams’ all-time favorite tool, Trello. Dom has responsibilities spanning seven global research and development centers, and he is the in house team doctor who helps Atlassian scale by being ruthlessly efficient and effective with one eye on the future, and he’s personally run hundreds of sessions with Atlassian’s teams globally to help them build healthy and high-performing teams.

In this week’s episode, we explore evidence-based, playful practices to improve the health and performance of teams – even in the midst of challenges.

Connect with Dominic Price:

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:22] - Dom shares his insights on some of the biggest changes that you think workplaces might face when it comes to trying to bring out the best in their people as they start to look ahead to 2021.
  • [05:41] - Dom explains how Atlassian are finding ways to bring out the best in their teams and create a better normal, in response to the challenges of COVID-19.
  • [11:45] - Dom explains how the changes in where people are working as a result of COVID-19 pose new diversity and inclusivity challenges for many workplaces.
  • [17:33] - Dom offers some tips for helping leaders shift their mindsets and embrace the creation of healthy and high performing teams as the most important of their role in workplaces.
  • [23:23] - Dom shares his favorite approaches to improve the health and performance of teams.
  • [28:41] - Dom explains why 75% of teams report being dysfunctional and how we can minimize the challenges that make workers feel this way.
  • [32:46] - Dom enters the lightning round.

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 this post.

Please leave an honest review of 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 don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.

Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Dom!

Sep 11, 2020

Today we’re talking to Tal Ben-Shahar, a serial entrepreneur, a lecturer, and author, whose books have translated in more than 25 languages. You may know him from having taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.

In this week’s episode, we learn important lessons from the most popular course at Harvard ten years later and what business leaders and practitioners can do to be more effective at positive psychology interventions.

Connect with Tal Ben Shahar:

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:06] - Tal explains why people were so interested in taking his psychology course at Harvard University ten years ago when it became the most popular course at the school.
  • [04:20] - Tal explains what gets lost when leaders do not know how to be well.
  • [07:03] - Tal shares some examples of what his students from ten years ago are doing differently as today’s leaders.
  • [11:33] - Tal explains the tipping point philosophy for change.
  • [14:56] - Tal explains his integrative whole-being model called SPIRE.
  • [17:06] - Tal explains what practitioners can keep in mind as they facilitate positive change in workplaces.
  • [21:49] - Tal explains what myths we need to be mindful of as we work to create positive change.
  • [27:29] - Tal enters the lightning round.

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 this post.

Please leave an honest review of 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 don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.

Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Tal!

Sep 7, 2020

Today we’re talking to Dr. Lindsey Godwin, who is a professor of management at the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College in Vermont, and the academic director of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry. A practitioner and possibility-iser, Lindsey has a passion for helping individuals and organizations leverage their potential through strength-based change and is a sought after international speaker, consultant, and facilitator whose work has been published in a variety of journals and books, and presented at conferences around the world.

In this week’s episode, we discover the three things workplaces are doing to successfully navigate change even in the midst of uncertainty and disruption.

Connect with Dr. Lindsey Godwin:

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:19] - Lindsey shares the most intriguing findings from a new study of 1,400 Australian workers on how they are navigating change during this very uncertain and unusual time.
  • [05:27] - Lindsey explains why despite the fact that it is often reported most workplace changes fail, so many participants in the current study reported that their teams and workplaces were thriving despite COVID and economic disruption.
  • [10:56] - Lindsey shares why the way we measure the success of change in most workplaces fails to capture the complex and iterative nature of changing human behavior.
  • [15:43] - Lindsey explains how leaders can help their people navigate change more successfully.
  • [20:25] - Lindsey explains when a tell-and-control change approach from leaders can be beneficial in workplaces.
  • [23:40] - Lindsey shares why our ability to have coaching conversations with others might positively impact the outcomes we’re able to achieve and our wellbeing.
  • [26:29] - Lindsey enters the lightning round.

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 this post.

Please leave an honest review of 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 don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.

Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Lindsey!

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