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Unhappy at Work? Change Your Job While Still In It
August 28, 2013 – 10:52 am | 7 Comments

When we are dissatisfied with our jobs, often our first instinct is to say, “Get out!” The very next thought is, “I can’t!” Then we feel stuck, and the emotional downward spiral begins. There is something we can do that is more effective than simply enduring the pain while stewing in resentment. In the short term, we can try re-crafting our job until we can create a longer-term solution.

Three IPPA Tributes to Chris Peterson from Park, Fredrickson, Seligman
July 26, 2013 – 10:58 am | 3 Comments

Nansook Park made Chris Peterson vivid again by sharing funny and wise memories about what he taught us about the good life. Barbara Fredrickson, receiving the Chris Peterson Gold Medal Award from IPPA, put it to a use that honors his statement, “Other people matter.” Martin Seligman challenged members of the positive psychology community to complete Chris Peterson’s unfinished symphony.

Perfectionism and Productivity: Visions of Success or Fear of Failure?
September 15, 2009 – 4:16 pm | One Comment
Perfectionism and Productivity: Visions of Success or Fear of Failure?

What drives productivity for you? Is it visions of success or fear of failure? If it’s the latter, you’re probably a perfectionist.
I admit it. I have been known to set impossibly high standards for myself. …

Resilience: A Valuable Resource in Adversity
May 4, 2009 – 9:30 am | 11 Comments
Resilience: A Valuable Resource in Adversity

Who isn’t affected by the financial melt-down these days?
As a coach, I hear daily about the psychological, physical, emotional and relational impact of rocky financial times. Adversity is part of life, but if your …

Motivation at Work
April 4, 2009 – 9:33 am | 11 Comments
Motivation at Work

The $10,000,000 question that leaders ask most is “How can we motivate people?” Let’s reframe the question to reflect what can be done for others, “How can we create an environment that enables people …

A Parent’s Love: Bonding or Binding?
February 4, 2009 – 10:13 pm | 4 Comments
A Parent’s Love: Bonding or Binding?

Can anything be more pure than a parent’s love for a child? But is it possible for parents to love their children too much? A spate of recent media stories focuses on parents who hover over their young adult offspring to the detriment of naturally developing autonomy…

Development of Self-Motivation: Why Pleasing Parents Too Much Can be Bad for Your Health
January 4, 2009 – 6:34 am | 16 Comments
Development of Self-Motivation: Why Pleasing Parents Too Much Can be Bad for Your Health

Human beings change. Young human beings need our support as they change. How can parents and other adults help children to grow and change in healthy directions?
The theme of change is in the air. …

Don’t Push the River: Autonomy and Healthy Development
December 4, 2008 – 2:14 pm | 4 Comments
Don’t Push the River: Autonomy and Healthy Development

December is a time of holiday preparations. For many parents of high school seniors, it’s also the time for a different ritual— finishing college applications and waiting for decisions. Even though that time was a …

Becoming Our Own Visionaries
November 4, 2008 – 8:12 am | 9 Comments
Becoming Our Own Visionaries

The underlying assumption is that “it’s all invented.” What’s all invented? Reality. The labels we give ourselves. Our explanations of why things happen to us. … The Zanders are proposing that since we’re inventing it anyway, why not intentionally practice choosing meanings that help us to create upward and expansive meanings, rather than downward and constricting meanings?

Eleanor Chin’s Bio
January 1, 2007 – 2:35 pm | No Comment
Eleanor Chin’s Bio

Eleanor Chin, MAPP ’08, is a life and executive coach. Founder and Principal of Clarity Partners Coaching and Consulting, Ms Chin works with institutional and individual clients to support them as they …

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