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Positive HR: are meaning and values the new language of policy?

Positive Human Resources (HR) is about applying positive tools and practice, reinforced by the science of Positive Psychology, in the workplace. Could we use positive language in our policies, connected to meaning and the values of the business, to drive engagement in our employees through a shared vision, values and purpose?

February 13th, 2019|Categories: Human Resources|

Book Review: The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

Neuroplasticity really came to life in the 1960s as scientists started to explore the inner workings of the brain, and found that neurons could ‘re-organise’ after traumatic events.  This book focuses on the stories of how our amazing brain changes its structure with every activity we perform, every thought we create, and the actions we take.

December 14th, 2018|Categories: Neuroscience|

Book Review: Counterclockwise by Ellen Langer

COUNTERCLOCKWISE: A proven way to think yourself younger and healthier Ellen Langer has to be one of my favourite researchers, psychologists, writers, and people.  I love her work and she is an amazing person.  To sit down with her over a peppermint tea (me) and martini (her) was a delight. We spoke for two hours about life and challenges, mindfulness, personal traumas and professional highlights. Diving into her books [...]

November 7th, 2018|Categories: Media and Interviews, Positive Psychology|

Key Takeaways from 2018 AHRI Convention and Exhibition

From 28-30 August 2018, the Langley Group exhibited at the AHRI National Convention in Melbourne; Australia's flagship event for HR practitioners and business leaders. As part of the event, we gave away passes to three individuals to attend the convention...   LUKE DRAPER, the People and Culture Business Partner at Scope (Aust) Ltd received one of the passes and was happy to share with us his three key takeaways: I really enjoyed [...]

September 11th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources|

Developing Emotional Vocabulary Builds Resilience

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 [...]

August 17th, 2018|Categories: Coaching, Emotional Intelligence|

A Journey into Microbiota and the Brain – Part Two

It was 7 June 2018 and I was half way through my first study week on San Servolo island in Venice, Italy, studying an Advanced Course on Microbiota and the Brain with the Neuroscience Society of Advanced Studies (NSAS). It had been a great start to the week immersing myself in learning.               Microbiota and the Brain My first week was Microbiota and the Brain, and [...]

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Neuroscience|

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Top tips to be a positive parent – backed by science!

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