Traits seen in positive leadership

Positive Leadership: 30 Must-Have Traits and Skills

If you’re a leader in any sense of the word, you know that it’s a difficult job. Leadership is about much more than giving orders, managing employees’ time and making schedules, or providing annual performance reviews; it’s a task that requires dedication and a wide range of skills. L
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leadership activities and exercises

84 Leadership Activities, Building Games, and Exercises (Incl. Practical Advice)

Leadership plays an important role in the workplace as well as other community organizations. Leadership activities are associated with benefits to business, including increased performance and productivity. However, perhaps the sign of a truly successful leader is a happy, healthy wo
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Flow at work

Flow at Work: The Science of Engagement and Optimal Performance

Do you love your work? When Freud was asked to define happiness, he gave this simple answer: “Work and love.” We all want to be happy at work, not only because we spend a significant part of our life working, but also because it is a source of meaning for many of us and the lessons fo
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Workplace Resilience

Resilience in the Workplace: How to Be More Resilient at Work

Have you ever found yourself wondering what makes someone successful at work? Chances are, like many people you imagine that the key to success at work is intelligence or going above and beyond the demands of the role such as working extra long hours or taking on extra commitments. Ho
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Appreciative Inquiry in Business: How Positive Psychology Can Solve Management Problems

Appreciative Inquiry in Business: How Positive Psychology Can Solve Management Problems

The way strategy is formulated in organizations needs to be revolutionized; many companies still use deficiency-oriented models which are unable to keep up with the depths of strategic shifts required. Their problem-solving mentality limits furthering innovation. A solution-based coac
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work recovery

Work Recovery: 5 Fundamental Elements to Recover from Workplace Stress

When was the last time you felt fully recovered from your stressful work environment? Job demands are higher than ever and with increased work speed, job insecurity, and complex work environments the pressure is on for employees. Organizations are aiming to support their staff’s work
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How to Be More Assertive At Work: 5 Tips to Increase Your Assertiveness

The Quick Guide to Assertiveness: Become Direct, Firm, and Positive

Assertiveness is a type of behavior which is used to express one’s needs in a healthy, prosocial manner. Being assertive can be beneficial in a variety of social settings, although there can also be consequences to being excessively assertive. While some people are naturally more asse
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organizational coaching positive psychology

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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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 Interactions 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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Psychology Effective Teamwork

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

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

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

Positive Leadership: How to be an Authentic Leader

According to Jensen and Luthans (2006), an employee’s perception of authentic leadership is the strongest single predictor of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and workplace happiness. While there is no single personality trait or attitude that constitutes an “authent
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