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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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Now displaying: November, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

Today we’re talking to Dr. Margaret Heffernan, who’s an entrepreneur and the author of six books, including her most recent Uncharted: How To Map The Future. Margaret’s Ted talks have been seen by over 7 million people around the world. She is also the lead faculty for the Forward Institutes Responsible Leadership Program, and she mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organizations.

In this week’s podcast, we explore the difference between complicated and complex systems, and how we can help people to care for their wellbeing as they navigate unpredictable and challenging work environments.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:33] - Margaret explains why studies suggest we can only confidently plan the future in workplaces for approximately 150 days at a time.
  • [06:29] - Margaret helps us explore the difference between a complicated world and a complex world and what this means for caring for wellbeing in workplaces.
  • [11:39] - Margaret provides an example of how workplaces can help people successfully navigate complexity.
  • [18:16] - Margaret outlines the capabilities we need to prioritize in workplaces to help people more confidently navigate complexity.
  • [22:03] - Margaret explains why thinking of ourselves as artists rather than managers may serve us better in the future in workplaces.
  • [27:47] - Margaret explores why thinking of ourselves as artists rather than managers may make us more resilient at work.
  • [31:22] - Margaret takes on the lightning round.

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, Margaret!

Nov 19, 2020

Today we’re talking to Doctor Tim Lomas, a Senior Lecturer in Positive Psychology at the University of East London. Tim completed his Ph.D. with a thesis focusing on the impact of meditation on men’s health. And, since then, Tim has published over 70 papers and 11 books relating to wellbeing, linguistics, mindfulness, Buddhism, gender, art, cross-cul- cultural inquiry. His work has been featured in articles in prominent publications, like Time and The New Yorker.

In this week’s episode, we explore the third wave of positive psychology recently published in the Journal of Positive Psychology and what leaders can be saying and doing to help team members navigate the complexity of our time.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:21] - Tim explains the wave metaphor by sharing his views of the first wave when positive psychology was formalized as a field.
  • [03:09] - Tim explains the second wave.
  • [06:11] - Tim explains the third wave.
  • [09:25] - Tim explains what teams can be thinking about in riding the third wave.
  • [13:54] - Tim shares how his research on language fits into this third wave.
  • [15:49] - Tim shares how paying attention to words is important for cross-functional and global teams.
  • [17:59] - Tim takes on the lightning round.

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 Tim!

Nov 12, 2020

In this week’s podcast, we discover how to soar into your individual or collective purpose at work with four simple but powerful questions to help us navigate uncertainty.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:51] - Jackie shares why purpose is so powerful in moments when work and life feel chaotic.
  • [05:31] - Jackie explains how an appreciative inquiry approach can help us to discover the best of what is and what is possible to surface our purpose.
  • [07:45] - Jackie gives us four simple questions to help us SOAR into our purpose.
  • [11:08] - Jackie shares an example of how the four SOAR questions can be used to surface your what and why.
  • [15:48] - Jackie explains how teams and workplaces can use the four SOAR questions to help surface a shared sense of purpose.
  • [18:33] - Jackie offers advice for aligning people’s individual purpose with the purpose of a team or organization.
  • [21:22] - Jackie shares how teams and workplaces drive radical change in 2021.
  • [23:56] - Jackie explains why it’s never too soon to reach for purpose in a team or workplace.
  • [25:51] - Jackie gives us an exercise to help keep our sense of purpose in balance so we don’t burn ourselves out.
  • [28:11] - Jackie 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 Jackie!

Nov 5, 2020

In this week’s episode, we explore how building a personal highlight reel can be effective in understanding our strengths, and dan shares with us the results of his research on the impact this has for individuals and teams.

Connect with Dan Cable:

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:39] - Dan shares why we may struggle putting our strengths to use in our daily lives
  • [04:23] - Dan explains the three-step process to the personal highlight reel
  • [07:10] - Dan explains why the personal hi-light reel is effective
  • [09:49] - Dan explains the impact that doing the personal highlight reel might have in your life
  • [13:57] - Dan shares the bottom-line outcomes for workplaces of focusing on people's strengths
  • [14:51] - Dan provides some tips to help us with self-reflection
  • [22:45] - Dan shares how creating a personal highlight reel helps us have an impact in the world
  • [24:26] - Dan describes some cautions and caveats to be aware of with the personal highlight reel
  • [26:17] - 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!

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