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.
“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.
Ever had a "gut feeling" about something? It turns out, the connection between our gut and our brain might be stronger than we think.
A time of uncertainty and change. A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the impact of the news on our psyche – see “The Future is Human – Using PP in times of trauma”. The article was regarding the news about the bushfires in Australia, yet here we are in the grip of another ‘devastating’, ‘dramatic’, ‘horrific’ news cycle. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating challenging times for individuals, communities and businesses globally. It is causing illness, and in some cases, death across the world. It is real. At the same time, the way we approach the situation seems to [...]
Far from ‘happyology’, positive psychology is a rich study of what makes life worth living in all its complexity, and goes hand in hand with traditional mental health interventions.
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.
World Mental Health Day is designed to help people feel hopeful about their mental health, by empowering them to take action and to create lasting positive change in their lives. To mark this year's World Mental Health Day, a few of the Langley Group team share what they do to maintain their mental health on a daily basis.
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.
Sue delivered an engaging keynote titled "The Neuroscience of Creating Lasting Positive Habits" at the 2019 Happiness & it's Causes Conference in Sydney, Australia. Watch or read the full presentation here.
As a species, we have an endless fascination with being able to predict the future. What will the future bring? What we do know is that the world is changing and some businesses are leading the way.