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In the end, money matters.
Wisdom and people matter most.
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Like any business leader, I wanted to be informed of what my employees were up to, so I requested that all of us write status reports. But status reports can become boring and sometimes feel pointless. What does science tell us about making them both a joy to write and a joy to read?
The lovely city of Angers, France hosted the eighth European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP). Angers has been voted the “happiest city in France.” It was certainly easy for conference attendees to be happy in Angers. Happy and stimulated, we learned about red-cape and green-cape interventions, about heroism and heroic leadership, and much much more.
In this series, I take you on a four-conference tour, starting with a conference at Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada.
The Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) Conference had me at its title: I got to Exhilarate! for two days with hundreds of positive Canadians.
The day begins. It’s time to make decisions. Recruiting staff, opening a factory, launching a new product, reaching a sales goal, dealing with the new chief, or integrating another team are among many topics that require focused attention and efficiency from executives to meet the economic results expected by the board and owners.
How do hope and optimism vary among executives facing these challenges?
I confess I have not always been a fan of saving the best for last. I certainly would have failed the famous marshmallow test. With time, I have come to recognize and value this conventional wisdom in practice. In sports, in business, or in our relationships, the winners are declared only at the end.
Is it possible that understanding the concepts of joy and well-being from other cultures can help us give a new shape to our own? According to Lomas, the study of emotional vocabulary of a culture may provide a window into how its people see the world: the things they value, their traditions, the way they build happiness or things they recognize as important.
We invite the readers of Positive Psychology News to add their memories as we honor the life of Shane Lopez, who contributed so much to our understanding of Hope and positive psychology in general.
What do we want in the near-term?
In the long term?
What are our goals in our work, recreational, relational, and personal lives?