The Well-Known Secret to Achieving Success at Work

The Well-Known Secret to Achieving Success at Work

The other day, my daughter, who is applying for an internship, asked me for tips on how best to answer a question often posed by her interviewers: “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” I remember scratching my head to come up with an adequate answer when I was in her situation yea
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Organizational Psychology & Coaching For Well-Being In The Workplace

Organizational Psychology is currently on the rise in the realm of psychology, with exponential growth over the past few years. Organizational Psychology focusses on the well-being of CEO’s and employees in order to foster healthy minds and consequently enhance the standard of output
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Are You Cultivating a Positive Institution?

Introduced at a key component of positive psychology, positive institutions strive to create schools and workplaces that facilitate the formation of strong moral character and emotional learning, alongside traditional academics. These institutions are reflective of Greek academies, in
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Be a Positive Leader: Effective Leadership for a Positive Organisation

JFK said “leadership and learning are indispensable from one another” So what is it then, that separates effective leadership from middle management? Let’s explore a few behavioural practices that if implemented, would pay dividends to organisational culture. Reveal your Authenticity:
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Job Crafting: The DIY Approach to Meaningful Work

“Employees can be competent designers of their work.” – (Wrzesniewski & Dutton, 2001). Despite what you might think, putting additional tasks on your to-do list, playing tricks, taking shortcuts or doing something considered as ‘non-work’ might actually help you find your jo
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Positive Leadership: Using Resilience to Lead Effectively

“A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte Resilience is one of the four parts of Psychological Capital, which are productive capacities designed to be trainable to increase the well-being of employees. The application of these four capacities can foster lo
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Positive Relationships in the Workplace: Work is Social and So Are We

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller The landscape for work and careers is rapidly changing. For example, did you know, that in industrialized societies, roughly three out of four workers are now dedicated to service provisions such as transportation,
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Positive Organizational Development with Kim Cameron: “Steve Jobs Could Have Done Better”

He has come to Vienna on a mission. Kim Cameron, professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan, hopes to enable a one percent improvement in the workplace by the end of today’s workshop. Cameron’s workshop is part of Seligman’s Europe Tour 2016 which took pla
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Leadership Activities: Implementing Positive Psychology in the Workplace

For many people, the workplace is a trial. It can be immeasurably stressful, and it can be immeasurably rewarding. Under the pressure of a deadline, it is possible to achieve one’s highest potential, yet it is also possible to fail spectacularly. Leadership activities, designed to pro
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Leadership Strategies: 4 Ways to Lead with Positive Psychology

There is no shortage of leadership advice available for everyone from CEOs of major corporations to the managers of small stores; however, many of the resources available lack the perspective of Positive Psychology. “Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of y
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Women in Leadership Positions: Taking the Well-Being Road to Success

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou I recently asked two close friends of mine, both women in leadership positions, what their thoughts were on women in power, and I was struck by the dichotomous nature of their responses. W
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The Psychology of Teamwork: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teams

There’s an old saying among sports coaches: “A champion team will defeat a team of champions.” However, as much as we all admire the ideals of teamwork and connectedness there’s also the alternative notion of the “rugged individual” or the “prima donna” who stands out from
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Challenging Gossip: Creating a Cohesive Workplace

Gossip is all around us– from magazine covers, tabloids, friendship circles and the workplace. This social engagement is often very hard to avoid, as it has been said: “up to two thirds of a conversation make references to an absent third party”  – (Grosser et al., 2012). Gossip
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Positive Psychology in the Workplace: Thank God it’s Monday

We all want work to be a positive and engaging experience. Who doesn’t dream of waking up on a Monday excited to go to work? Positive Psychology has shown how positive emotions are linked with numerous benefits including improved health, wellbeing, longevity, and a greater quali
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Positive Organizational Scholarship: The Key to a Positive Workplace

With organizations seeking to maximize performance on the one hand, and with the growing prevalence of workplace stress, burnout and other work-related maladies on the other hand, surely positive psychology can offer a wealth of solutions to our modern work-related challenges. One ver
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Positive Leadership: How to be an Authentic Leader

It has been a while since Jensen and Luthans (2006) found the employee’s perception of authentic leadership to be the strongest single predictor of employee job satisfaction, organisational commitment and work happiness. And while these findings and the concept of authentic leadership
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