We know that wellbeing in the workplace is a game-changer. Happy people are more resilient, more productive & more engaged, and this has proven to increase the bottom line. Where traditional HR Policies often outline what 'not to do' and focus on a deficit model, a positive psychology approach applies to all elements of the HR process – including language.
After years labelled a discretionary “soft skill”, two decades of scientific and business research has demonstrated the value of emotional intelligence. This white paper examines the science, practice and business impact of emotional intelligence in the workplace.
"Emotions are flowing throughout your organisation and impacting every thought, behaviour and decision. Your choice is not whether they exist or not; your choice is whether you will be smart about them.” – David Caruso
Leaders who focus on bringing out the best in people and themselves can transform the way their organisation functions and achieve exceptional results. This article expands on research from Kim Cameron, shared at the World Congress of Positive Psychology in July.
The Annual Gathering of the World Government Summit, held in February in Dubai, hosts over 4000 participants and invites world leaders, international organizations’ representatives, thinkers, and experts from over 150 countries. This year, Sue Langley was invited, and in this article, she writes about her experience.
Being a great leader can feel as elusive as cracking a secret code. It doesn’t have to be.
A culture of innovation is founded on forgiveness. Yet in many workplaces people are put under unforgiving pressure to turn ideas into innovative advantage, with little patience for mistakes.
If organisations were mindful, rather than mindless as they often are, leadership would be quite different. In this guest blog, previously published on the Harvard Business Review blog as part of a six-part series on the future of leadership, and her website, Harvard professor Ellen Langer explains why it is time for leaders to wake up. […]
Many of us know what great leadership or innovation looks like and what we should be doing to deliver on our strategies. Most of us also agree that we get the best and most creative outcomes for ourselves and others when feeling energised and positive. It’s often common sense yet is not always common practice. […]
“To crack the leadership code, you’ve got to care about people, you’ve got to be interested in people. I think once you can genuinely be interested in people then developing those skills… will follow. You need to care about people… And show up as the best version of yourself.” Sue Langley recently spoke with Dr Michelle Pizer, for Crack the Leadership Code 2016, an online leadership summit. Michelle asked Sue for her insights on future leadership trends, and some of the strategies leaders can take to support people, build positive, innovative workplaces and make a real [...]