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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 28, 2020

Today we’re talking to Dr. Gail Gazelle, who is a former hospice physician, part-time Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor, and Master Certified Coach for physicians. Over the past decade, Gail has coached hundreds of physician leaders on leadership development, mindfulness, and building resilience. Her passion is to provide physicians the resilience skills not covered in training that make the difference between burnout and surviving the marathon of a medical career. Gail is also a long-time mindfulness practitioner and teacher and has recently released a book called – ‘Everyday Resilience. A Practical Guide to Build Inner Strength and Weather Life’s Challenges ’.

In this week’s podcast, we explore how we can reduce burnout in our workplaces.

Connect with Dr. Gail Gazelle:

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:01] - Gail shares what’s leading to physician burnout.
  • [04:05] - Gail paints a picture of burnout culture for physicians and what it can cost them.
  • [05:31] - Gail shares how the pandemic has changed the world of physicians.
  • [06:56] - Gail explores why coaching is an effective method of supporting people in high burnout professions.
  • [09:53] - Gail shares three things leaders and coaches should be focusing on when it comes to supporting people facing burnout.
  • [12:51] - Gail puts a spotlight on how we can build a culture that reduces burnout.
  • [15:05] - Gail shares the most essential thing we should be aware of in the face of burnout.
  • [17:15] - Gail highlights one thing everyone should start doing today to grow their resilience to buffer against burnout.
  • [18:30] - Gail 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.

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, Gail!

Aug 21, 2020

In this week’s podcast, we explore how to integrate our brains to care for our wellbeing and enhance our performance at work – especially when we’re feeling uncertain or insecure.

Connect with Dan Siegel:

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:15] - Dan explains why interpersonal neurobiology offers important insights for all of us when it comes to caring for wellbeing in workplaces.
  • [06:20] - Dan offers some tips for helping leaders to understand the potential practical impacts of harnessing interpersonal neurobiology as we work.
  • [08:01] - Dan explains why we need to integrate all the parts of our brains in order to care for our wellbeing and improve our performance at work.
  • [11:45] - Dan provides some practical, easy-to-apply examples to help integrate the different parts of your brain as you work.
  • [16:24] - Dan shares some tips on how we can create better neurological integration in our relationships with others as we work.
  • [19:17] - Dan shares how leaders can help people feel seen, safe, soothed, and secure as we work together.
  • [24:15] - Dan offers some recommendations on the role of leaders as more people experience and share their traumas in workplaces – for example as a result of COVID.
  • [29:13] - Dan completes 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, Dan!

Aug 14, 2020

In this week’s episode, we explore how traditional models of organizing in workplaces stifle innovation and creativity. Gary helps us understand what we can do to fuel collaboration, resilience, and leadership in our workplaces.

Connect with Gary Hamel:

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:56] - Gary explains how we can recognize ways in which bureaucracy stifles creativity and innovation in our own organizations and contexts.
  • [05:08] - Gary describes what human-centric principles can look like in organizations.
  • [10:23] - Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Ownership.
  • [14:28] - Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Meritocracy.
  • [17:03] - Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Markets.
  • [19:41] - Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Community.
  • [21:55] - Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Openness.
  • [23:48] - Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Experimentation.
  • [23:48] - Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Paradox.
  • [23:48] - Gary suggests how we can start to help our own workplaces become more human-centered.
  • [23:48] - Gary provides caveats and cautions as we help to create more humanocratic workplaces.
  • [26:17] - Gary completes 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, Gary!

Aug 7, 2020

Jody Hoffer Gittell is a professor at Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Jody's research explores how people contribute to high-performance outcomes through their coordination with each other, and she's the Executive Director of the Relational Coordination Research Collaborative and Principal Investigator of the Relational Society Project. Jody, in these roles, brings together scholars and practitioners to build relational coordination for positive impact all over the world.

In this week’s episode, we explore how we can collaborate more effectively and joyfully as we work together, even in the midst of uncertainty and disruption.

Connect with Jody Hoffer Gittell:

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:56] - Jody explains the process of relational coordination and how it can help us bring out the best in each other in workplaces.
  • [05:08] - Jody shares the research findings from more than 70 empirical papers on the potential benefits of relational coordination in workplaces.
  • [10:23] - Jody offers some tips for leaders to support better relational coordination in their teams.
  • [14:28] - Jody explains how workplaces can support leaders in moments of crisis to reach for relational – rather than technical – responses.
  • [17:03] - Jody shares her thoughts on how leaders can balance the need for control and autonomy in our relationships during periods of crisis.
  • [19:41] - Jody explains how relational co-ordination approaches can help us navigate change more confidently and effectively.
  • [21:55] - Jody offers tips for creating shared goals in teams and workplaces.
  • [23:48] - Jody shares how teams can create shared accountability around their goals.
  • [26:17] - Jody 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, Jody!

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