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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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