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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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Oct 29, 2020

In this episode, we explore how it's possible to adapt and thrive, even under extreme circumstances at work and in life as Dan explains how two simple questions can move us towards a thrivers mindset that renews us, or a victim, bystander, or controller mindset that drains us.

Connect with Dan Diamond:

Website: dandiamondmd.com

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:37] - Dan explains how power and purpose shape a thriver’s mindset and how it can improve our performance and wellbeing at work.
  • [04:40] - Dan shares how our victim, bystander, controller, and thriver mindsets get shaped and how we can free ourselves of mindsets that don’t serve us well.
  • [09:13] - Dan offers some practical steps we can take to move towards a thriver mindset more consistently at work.
  • [16:12] - Dan shares tips for how leaders can help their teams cultivate more thriver mindsets when times are tough.
  • [22.49] - Dan explains how we can be intelligent thrivers who don’t burn ourselves out in an effort to help others.
  • [25:12] - Dan 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 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 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 Dan!

Oct 22, 2020

Today we’re talking to Doctors Peter and Susan Glaser, who have spent their lifetimes researching and teaching people how to connect through conscious communication. Life and business partners for 40 years, they have published three books, including the highly acclaimed Be Quiet, Be Heard: The Paradox of Persuasion, and more than 40 research articles, as well as working with Fortune 500 companies all over the world, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Sony to name a few.

In this week’s episode, we explore the simple skills that can improve our ability to listen in ways that help us to understand and persuade each other.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:37] - Peter and Susan explain why studies suggest that being quiet might be the most powerful way to persuade others.
  • [05:59] - Susan and Peter explain how different conversations at work require us to listen more to others.
  • [07:16] - Peter and Susan explain why listening can be so hard for so many of us.
  • [09:46] - Susan and Peter share some tips to help us really listen to understand rather than just making it sound like we’re listening.
  • [12:46] - Peter and Susan offer some practical tips for those of us who really struggle to listen even when we’re trying hard to give other people more talk time.
  • [15:37] - Susan and Peter explain how we can consciously communicate with each other when conversations are challenging.
  • [22:17] - Peter & Susan enter 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, Peter & Susan!

Oct 15, 2020

Michele Zanini is the co-founder of the Management Lab, with the wonderful Gary Hamel where they help forward-thinking organizations become more resilient, innovative, and engaging places to work. Together, they recently wrote the bestselling book, Humanocracy, creating organizations, as amazing people inside of them, and their work is featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

In this week’s episode, we explore the simple steps we can each take to make our workplaces more human-centered and less bureaucratic.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [04:33] - Michele explains what studies are finding about the value of embedding humanity over bureaucracy when it comes to caring for worker’s wellbeing and improving performance.
  • [11:16] - Michele offers some practical steps teams can take to move towards a more human-centric approach to working together.
  • [17:06] - Michele explains how you can create a movement in your workplace to be more human-centered.
  • [20:45] - Michele explains how leaders can help enable change activists across their workplace.
  • [25:03] - Michele 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, Michele!

Oct 8, 2020

Today we’re talking to Professor David Clutterbuck, who is one of the early pioneers of developmental coaching and mentoring – and co-founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. Author of more than 70 books, including the first evidence-based titles on coaching culture and team coaching, he is a visiting professor at four business schools. He also leads a global network of specialist mentoring and coaching training consultants, at Coaching and Mentoring International.

In this week’s podcast, we explore how to build a coaching culture.

Connect with Professor David Clutterbuck

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:29] - David shares the value of having a coaching culture.
  • [04:42] - David describes how mentoring is often wrongly described as advising.
  • [06:47] - David explains the place of teams in creating a coaching culture.
  • [09:22] - David explains what’s at the heart of building a team’s coaching ability.
  • [11:47] - David shares what immediate step we can take to grow our team’s coaching capability.
  • [12:25] - David shares how people can role model and grow a team coaching approach.
  • [14:43] - David shares how we can start taking a self-coaching approach with our teams.
  • [16:33] - David 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, David!

Oct 2, 2020

Today we’re talking to Dr. Peggy Kern, who is an associate professor at the Center for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. Peggy’s research is collaborative in nature and draws on a variety of methodologies to examine questions around who thrives in life and why, including understanding and measuring healthy functioning, identifying individual and social factors impacting life trajectories, and systems informed approaches to wellbeing. She has published three books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters.

In this week’s episode we explore the hot-off-the-research-desk findings of how workers are caring for their wellbeing after a year of continuous uncertainty and disruption, and the three simple skills we all need to thrive at work.

Connect with Peggy Kern

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:30] - Peggy shares what the latest data has found about caring for workers' wellbeing when the circumstances around us are dramatically changing.
  • [09:32] - Peggy explores how workers' ability to thrive and their confidence to navigate struggle impacts their wellbeing and resilience.
  • [13:20] - Peggy shares why when we measure wellbeing in workplaces and the impact of our efforts to help people to care for our wellbeing we need to see the people behind the numbers.
  • [17:06] - Peggy offers insights into how our wellbeing changes over time when we’re investing our energy and effort in caring for our wellbeing at work.
  • [19:14] - Peggy provides examples of three of the most important capabilities workplaces can invest in when it comes to helping workers to care for their wellbeing.
  • [26:57] - Peggy offers some tips for what workplaces can do practically to care for wellbeing at a systems level.
  • [29:15] - Peggycompletes 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, Peggy!

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