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In Conversation with Todd Kashdan

Dr Todd Kashdan is a Professor of Psychology at George Mason University and a leading authority on wellbeing, curiosity, psychological flexibility, and resilience. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles; his work has been cited over 30,000 times. He is the author of several books, including “Curious?

April 4th, 2022|Categories: Positive Psychology|

The Importance of Coaching – Insights with Emma Hodgson

As a Senior Consultant for Langley Group, Emma describes Dr Robert Biswas-Diener as a ‘guru’ in this field. As we spotlight the importance of coaching skills, we thought it was timely to share personal insights from Emma about this integral process. Emma specialises in developing the confidence, motivation, and wellbeing of people through facilitating, executive coaching, career coaching and strengths coaching. She brings a wealth of experience across the corporate, professional services, non-profit and government sectors.

March 7th, 2022|Categories: Human Resources, Media and Interviews, Positive Psychology|

Emotional Intelligence and Peak Performance: A Winning Strategy

Leaders, coaches, athletes, teachers, parents, prime ministers – humans from all walks of life, can benefit from learning more about emotions. Understanding our emotions can lead to better outcomes for ourselves and others. The intelligent use of emotions is a cornerstone of peak performance.

February 28th, 2022|Categories: Human Resources, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology|

Building a culture of diversity: Overcoming unconscious bias in your workplace

Our brains can consciously process dozens of pieces of information every second; simultaneously, we are unconsciously processing thousands more in the background. To keep up with all stimuli around us, we create mental shortcuts to make decision-making easier. When this happens, unconscious bias can creep in.

January 31st, 2022|Categories: Human Resources, Leadership and Management|

7 Positive Practices for the year ahead!

Welcome back! We are excited to bring to life the science behind human flourishing, emotional intelligence, and neuroscience in 2022. Let’s start the year by summarising our top seven positive psychology practices. These are practical and research-backed ways to increase happiness, wellbeing, and effectiveness – in life, at work, at home and with the people you care for, help and lead. Together we can change the world, one neuron at a time!

January 10th, 2022|Categories: Positive Psychology|

Sue Langley – Making a Difference in the World

Positive emotions are valuable for helping refuel our brains. If we are looking to stay motivated, we know positive emotions help us achieve our goals. Taking a little break from your To-Do list and referring to your Ta-List is the simple act of shifting your focus to activities that have a positive effect.

December 20th, 2021|Categories: Media and Interviews, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology|

Prioritise Positivity: Complement your To-Do list with a Ta-Da List!

Positive emotions are valuable for helping refuel our brains. If we are looking to stay motivated, we know positive emotions help us achieve our goals. Taking a little break from your To-Do list and referring to your Ta-List is the simple act of shifting your focus to activities that have a positive effect.

December 6th, 2021|Categories: Neuroscience, Positive Psychology|

Psychological Capital – What Makes a Hero?

A hero is generally understood to be a person who is admired or idealised for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities—often scripted to 'save the day' in storytelling and to possess supernatural powers. When we look to Hollywood, we can see that in critical or life-changing situations, it is more likely that hopeful, productive, resilient, and optimistic characters will become the Hero, swooping in to claim victory.

November 29th, 2021|Categories: Coaching, Human Resources, Positive Psychology|

In Conversation with Dr Alex Linley – Tapping into Strengths

As the founder of Cappfinity in the UK, Dr Alex Linley’s aim of ‘strengthening the world’ focuses on leveraging expertise to apply strengths psychology to organisational development and people practices. Alex is globally recognised as an expert in strengths. Alex has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Warwick; he is the author of Average to A+ and the creator of the Strengths Profile, the leading strengths assessment. Alex has changed the face of recruitment and development across many organisations.

November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Human Resources, Media and Interviews, Positive Psychology|

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