Building a culture of diversity: Is unconscious bias hindering diversity in your workplace?

Our workplaces and cultures are full of subtle and not-so-subtle biases that influence perceptions and judgements about people. Here are three ways to reduce the impact of unconscious bias at work and build a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

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Happy and creative at work: How to maximise your and your team’s creative potential

Everyone wants to be more creative and productive at work. Leaders are under more pressure than ever to come up with creative solutions and create a culture where people's brain's can perform at their best. Research shows that positive emotions are key.

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Leadership in a connected world

Smart use of emotions can improve our capacity to work well with others, engage with our jobs and lead in the 21st century. Welcome to a world of EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient) over IQ.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Emotional intelligence: Why does it matter?

Why is emotional intelligence so important in business today? Is it just a soft and fluffy skill leaders can use at their discretion? They do so at their own risk.

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The neuroscience of change: Why it’s difficult and what makes it easier

Why do people find it so hard to change when they know it’s good for them? How do we overcome our's brains resistance to leverage the brain's plasticity to make change easier and more successful?

By |May 23rd, 2012|Comments Off on The neuroscience of change: Why it’s difficult and what makes it easier