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Write a Happiness-boosting Progress Report (@ScottCrab)
By Scott Crabtree  
September 13, 2016 – 12:08 pm | 2 Comments

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?

How to Have a Good Day (Book Review)
By Lisa Sansom  
May 4, 2016 – 10:25 am | No Comment

I’ve shared some takeaways from the first half of Caroline Webb’s new book. I hope you can see the value that she is imparting to her readers. She goes on to talk about how to be “your smartest, wisest, most creative self” and how to have impact and influence in what you say and do.

Announcing the Positive Psychology Toolkit (Sponsored by PPND)
By Seph Fontane Pennock  
September 24, 2015 – 10:12 am | One Comment

The Positive Psychology Program has created a Positive Psychology Practitioner’s Toolkit, an online database that grants our members access to all kinds of positive psychology exercises, assessments, scales, questionnaires, and worksheets allowing any therapist, coach, or researcher to apply positive psychology tools effectively in practice.

Handbook of Positive Supervision (Book Review)
By Kathryn Britton  
April 6, 2015 – 10:20 am | 4 Comments

I first encountered Fredrike Bannink when she was leading a conference. workshop on techniques for positive supervision. I was impressed by her gentleness, her realism, her practicality, and her humor. She had seen and handled all the problems that people raised. I thought, “I would love to learn from this woman. She knows how to stimulate outstanding performance.”

Now I have the chance with this wonderful resource.

Margaret Greenberg on PPND TV
By Senia Maymin  
May 30, 2014 – 8:54 am | No Comment

Welcome to the third episode of PPND TV, an interview with executive coach and author, Margaret Greenberg.

The PPND TV interview series is an experiment inspired by TED talks. We want to bring our readers the crux of positive psychology in brief video interviews with researchers and practitioners.

The Write to Flourish
By Fiona Parashar  
May 29, 2014 – 10:17 am | 6 Comments
Well-thumbed journal

What started as a casual diary in my early teens is now a daily ritual, as essential as the caffeine that accompanies it. I’m talking about writing a journal, my life enhancing way to juggle my obligations and wants. So imagine my delight when I discovered that the practice can create personal and spiritual growth. The question is, how?

Management Mantras that Make a Difference
By Fiona Parashar  
May 16, 2014 – 8:13 am | 10 Comments

As a managing director, leadership coach, and parent, I’m always open to advice that can better inform my approach, attitude and style. After all, what might start out as helpful nuggets could easily become the guiding principles in all areas of life. Here are four gems that have made a significant difference to me as a leader over the years.

Kathryn Britton on PPND TV
By Senia Maymin  
May 2, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment
Premiering PPND TV

Welcome to PPND TV!  This is an experiment inspired by TED talks. We want to bring our readers the crux of positive psychology in brief video interviews of researchers and practitioners. 
Today’s guest is Kathryn Britton. …

Think of It as an Experiment
By Kathryn Britton  
April 3, 2014 – 1:18 pm | 8 Comments

Thinking of change efforts as experiments means that even if they don’t work, they are sources of greater self-understanding that can lead to other experiments that do work. Instead of leading to guilt that undermines the will to change, experimenting leads to new ingenuity.

5 Minutes to Feeling More Loved, Valued, Peaceful, and Connected
By Christine Duvivier  
February 14, 2014 – 9:35 am | 4 Comments
Photo of Birds Taking Off

When they want to feel more loved, valued, respected or connected, most people give away their power. They ask (or want) others to be different, which means someone else’s behavior determines how happy they will be.
What do happier people do?

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