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.
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.
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.
Positive recruitment follows a thorough process, with additional and intentional positive practices woven through each stage. There is an intentional focus on strengths and values alignment, and on a connection to meaningful work as a key ingredient to driving intrinsic motivation, engagement and resilience in the team.