Employee wellbeing, satisfaction and engagement are all factors that drive business performance. When people feel happy, engaged and purposeful at work they typically do far better and are more committed than those who do not, contributing to a more positive and sustainable business.
Smart use of emotions can improve our capacity to work well with others, engage with our jobs, manage stress, handle conflict and make fast and effective decisions - essential skills in today’s fast-paced and increasingly disconnected world.
During the recent Happiness and Its Causes event, Sue Langley was delighted to be invited to interview David Cooperrider, who is well known as the ‘founder’ of Appreciative Inquiry (AI).
With so many organisations currently discussing and looking to address stress and burnout, we have to consider if we might be exacerbating the situation by focusing on the negative aspects of stress.
Emotional intelligence, according to the World Economic Forum, is going to be one of the most useful leadership traits for 2020. As the world changes, our ability to handle ourselves and lead others becomes more and more valuable.
Today’s business environment is competitive and constantly changing, and leaders need to consider this fast-paced change as they adapt their leadership style to suit the conditions. Creating a balanced working environment where people, productivity and profits thrive is a significant component of success and this is where coaching comes in.
Experienced coaches are able to use a number of models and interventions to help their clients. Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener suggests how you can become your own ally, to support yourself to achieve your goals.
Appreciative inquiry (AI) is a well-known method for large group collaboration and innovation. In contrast to the traditional deficit-based approach, AI is about the search for the best in people, their organisations, and the strengths-filled, opportunity-rich world around them.
Humans experience a broad spectrum of complex feelings, and these emotions contain data about ourselves and the world around us. On any given day, you may experience a wide variety of different emotions such as joy, irritation, calm, disappointment, pride, anger, love and excitement. The emotions you experience may have very subtle differences between them, such as annoyance, frustration, irritation, anger and rage. Some may even be made up of subtle blends of simpler emotions, such as contempt, which is made up of elements of anger, disgust and even happiness. You can also experience a combination of emotions in any given [...]
For children, just like adults, using their top (or signature) strengths feels energising, motivating and like we are using the best of ourselves. This builds a sense of self-esteem, competence and wellbeing that can grow over time. As a parent, focusing on our children’s strengths, positive qualities and future potential—rather than what they don’t do well—enables them to see the best in themselves and work toward becoming better.