Sophie Francis

Sophie Francis

About Sophie Francis

Sophie writes about leadership, emotional intelligence, positive psychology and neuroscience as editorial director and content manager for the Langley Group. She has a Master of Business Coaching from University of Wollongong and is an accredited Realise2 strengths practitioner.

Divided attention: How to be more mindful about multitasking

Despite our best efforts to juggle multiple demands simultaneously, our brains aren't wired for multitasking. Here is some of the latest research and tips for staying focussed and on target.

By |May 9th, 2015|Comments Off on Divided attention: How to be more mindful about multitasking

Five ways to leverage strengths in organisations

It’s tempting to focus on bridging gaps and improving weaknesses when we want to guide people and organisations to succeed. Focusing on strengths makes a far greater difference.

By |October 15th, 2014|Comments Off on Five ways to leverage strengths in organisations

Realising more potential in strengths coaching

Strengths are at the heart of positive approaches to coaching. Sophie Francis and Sue Langely explain how to use the Realise2 approach in coaching in CoachLink, the International Coach Federation magazine.

By |August 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Realising more potential in strengths coaching

Happiness at work: The ROI of happy workplaces and employees

Happiness isn't just a good idea, its extremely good business. Leading researchers and innovative business leaders are now taking employee wellbeing seriously. We show why.

By |February 4th, 2014|Comments Off on Happiness at work: The ROI of happy workplaces and employees

Managing change in organisations: A positive, emotionally intelligent approach

Large-scale change often entails significant human costs. When organisations approach change from a positive rather than deficit perspective, they enable people to focus on what is working.

By |November 25th, 2013|Comments Off on Managing change in organisations: A positive, emotionally intelligent approach

Busting myths in positive psychology

Positive psychology is a flourishing field, yet is often misunderstood. Many people believe positive psychology urges us to accentuate the positive and ignore the negative. We bust that myth.

By |November 13th, 2012|Comments Off on Busting myths in positive psychology

Why kindness is good for business

Kindness is viral.In a world where people are more connected digitally and less connected in workplaces and communities, acts of kindness have enormous power to inspire and motivate people.

By |October 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Why kindness is good for business

Reshaping leadership habits that get in the way of high performance

The higher an executive is promoted, the more vital their interpersonal skills. How can coaches and organisations change ingrained habits and behaviours that derail high potential leaders?

By |May 23rd, 2012|Comments Off on Reshaping leadership habits that get in the way of high performance