Tag: Positivity in the Work Place

Growing in Connection With Others

Posted on August 5, 2021

In the words of Joyce Gottlieb, writer, coach and psychotherapist, “…we grow in connection with others.”  The following article (written by a person who learned English later in life) gives concrete steps on enhancing your communication by inspiring and influencing the people around you, e.g., Rule #3, compliment to affect people’s sense of self. Yes, not until you make a connection with the other first—will your words be heard and understood.  I want all of ...

How to Stop Obsessing Over Your Mistakes

Posted on September 8, 2019

In my experience as a pscycholgoist and leadership Coach, I often hear the challenge successful people have in managing their thoughts around mistakes which they have made.  The pointers given in this brief Harvard Business Review article are timeless and quite effective.  And, to top it off, these "manage your mind around mistakes" methods are founded in social science research.

Are You Doing These Five Things to Be More Effective at Work?

Posted on September 6, 2013

  Simple behaviors that you can do in the work place to increase your effectiveness.

What Happy People Do Differently

Posted on July 8, 2013

This article from Psychology Today gives a concise overview of the "happiness and well-being" research.  As we learn to live and relate in the business world, some of these studies help us to broaden our awareness, develop and trust our own resiliency skills, and savor emotions and experiences to deepen those positive aspects of our lives-at home and at work.

The Business Case for Positive Psychology in the Work Place

Posted on July 3, 2013

  This article written by one of the  major researchers in the science of  Positive Psychology states:  "Contrary to some beliefs positive psychology is not the science of happiness. It is the science of all that goes right, rather than wrong, with people. It includes happiness, to be sure, but it also extends far beyond joy to include resilience, perseverance, courage, optimism, curiosity and other positive topics."  Who would not want  more of those positive ...