Dr Robert Biswas-Diener is widely acknowledged as an authority on the application of positive psychology in coaching; he has published over 60 academic articles and is the author of seven books and counting. Our online learning community recently had the privilege of catching up with him, and it was no surprise to find him equally humble, insightful, and thought-provoking.
When your mother tongue is English, you naturally form word association and attach meaning to English words. If other languages assign gender to certain emotions or objects, how does this affect our relationship with them?
After a stressful day at work, we might hit the gym or head out for drinks with our friends. A regular exercise routine to keep our energy levels high or switching off in the evenings with a good book can be how we manage our moods proactively. Our capacity to deal with emotions is referred to as Emotional Intelligence (EI) and defined as the ability to recognise, understand, and manage our own emotions as well as recognise, understand, and influence the emotions of others. The Jack Mayer and Peter Salovey model reflects the four key abilities
Awe may well be described as one of the most profound human experiences, yet scientific study into this emotion has only emerged since the early 2000s. Although its roots are entwined in early history, mythology and religion - Awe is relatively new to the study of psychology and neuroscience
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. More so, the intelligent use of emotions is a cornerstone of peak performance.
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.
Why do people find it so hard to change when they know it’s good for them? This whitepaper will help you understand how the brain works during change, to help you manage change resistance and develop strategies to maximise our brain’s capacity for neuroplasticity.
The scientific study of optimal performance and wellbeing is helping individuals, organisations and communities thrive and excel.
Far from the popular promotion of happyology, positive psychology is a rich and rigorous study of what makes life worth living in all its complexity, encompassing topics such as strengths, virtues, resilience, coping, creativity and excellence.
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.
“Happiness” – something we would perhaps like to experience more of and something most of us are trying to achieve. What do we mean by happiness? Where did World Happiness Day originate? What can we do to attain a state of positive emotion? Let’s look at these areas and see if we can make ourselves happy in the process.