Category Archives: Positive Psychology

Well-Being and Business Outcomes

Did you know that companies that are committed to the well-being of their employees have higher profits, lower employee turnover, greater productivity, and more satisfied customers?  That’s the conclusion of a meta-analysis of 30 years of Gallup research on employee … Continue reading

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Grateful for the TV Remote

I woke up this morning feeling grateful for the TV remote.  Our only TV – and by extension, our only remote – is in our family room downstairs. That’s a whole flight of 12 stairs.  And since I am currently beginning … Continue reading

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Flowing at Work

Check out our latest blog post on ASTD’s Human Capital blog: Flow

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Happier You – Better Organization

Check out our blog post at ASTD Human Capital blog. http://www.astd.org/Publications/Blogs/Human-Capital-Blog/2013/10/Applied-Positive-Psychology-a-Happier-You-a-Better-Organization

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Are Goals a Death Wish?

“Are you aware that rushing toward a goal is a sublimated death wish? It’s no coincidence that we call them ‘deadlines’.”  Tom Robbins We’ve all been programmed to set goals for ourselves. Getting into the best college, getting a law … Continue reading

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Is Success the Road to Happiness?

A few years ago, a group of second year Harvard students was asked by their seminar leader, Tal ben Shahar, about the day they received their acceptance letter to the prestigious university.  Were they happy when they received that news?  … Continue reading

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Shifting Our Focus

I was recently in a seminar where the speaker, Tal Ben Shahar, showed a complex graphic and asked the audience to count the number of geometric shapes we saw there.  Everyone had plenty of time to look it over in detail…and when … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Building a Strengths Based Culture

It’s easy to see how an individual can be proactive about utilizing their strengths. When we work in areas where we have natural strengths we feel more productive and engaged with our work and are less likely to want to … Continue reading

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Getting into the Flow

This morning I woke up early to spend some time in my garden.  We’ve had blisteringly hot weather over the last week, and I find that I have to water twice a day to keep my flowers and vegetables from … Continue reading

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A New Adventure in Self Improvement

Can you choose to be happy? How does happiness affect performance? And if people can choose to be happy and happier people perform better, can you teach people and organizations how? As someone who has Self Improvement as a top … Continue reading

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