Positive Psychology Program
Positive Organizational Inquiry

What is Positive Organizational Psychology? (Applied Positive Psychology Series)

28 May 2019
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Work is a critical context for leading a meaningful existence. As an applied science, Positive Organizational Psychology can help us understand this important context within which our identities are defined, where we have opportunities to grow, interact and contribute to something gre
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Communication exercises for work

15 Communication Exercises and Games for the Workplace

21 May 2019
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We live in an information-driven society, where communication determines how fast we learn. Cooperation and collaboration underpin how we work together, and done brilliantly, can determine our competitive advantage. At the human level, our social resources play a massive part in our h
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job crafting

What is Job Crafting? (Incl. 5 Examples and Exercises)

17 May 2019
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What would your ideal work day look like? How would you describe your current job? Is it “another day another dollar”? Maybe “thank goodness it’s Friday?” Or, is it more “I love what I do!” If it’s one of the first two, you’re not alone. Stress and burnout are super popular topics in
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leadership strengths

Understanding Leadership Strengths in the Workplace

06 May 2019
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If you’re a fan of positive psychology, you’ve likely heard a lot about strengths: how to identify your strengths, how to use your strengths, how to maximize and improve upon your strengths, etc. Not surprisingly, people are generally happier and more successful when they play to thei
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Traits seen in positive leadership

Positive Leadership: 30 Must-Have Traits and Skills

08 Apr 2019
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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)

08 Apr 2019
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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

11 Feb 2019
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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

16 Jan 2019
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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

31 May 2018
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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

02 Mar 2018
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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

03 Oct 2017
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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

02 Jan 2017
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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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Positive Interactions in the Workplace: Work is Social and So Are We

25 Oct 2016
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The landscape for work has changed to a service-based economy that needs positive workplace relationships in order to thrive.  In industrialized societies, 75%of workers are now dedicated to service provisions such as transportation, banking, entertainment, and retail trade, rather th
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Steve Jobs Could Have Done Better: Kim Cameron on Organizational Development

21 Oct 2016
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Kim Cameron came to Vienna on a mission: to begin a 1% improvement in the workplace environment by the end of his workshop.  As a Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan, Cameron took his knowledge on the road as part of Seligman’s Europe Tour July 2nd
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Psychology Effective Teamwork

The Psychology of Teamwork: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teams

05 Sep 2016
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There’s an old saying among sports coaches: “A champion team will defeat a team of champions.” However, as much as we value the ideals of teamwork and connectedness, there’s also the alternative notion of the “rugged individual” or “prima donna,” who stands out from the cr
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Challenging Gossip: How to Create a Healthy Workplace

22 Jul 2016
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Gossip is all around us—we live in a dominant culture of whispers, cliques, and drama. Even if gossip is not an active part of your life, we still absorb it in magazine covers, tabloids, friendship circles, and the workplace. This social engagement is often very hard to avoid, as it h
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