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Which Country Leads the World in Strengths Development? (Contains Sponsored Link)
By Michelle McQuaid  
March 2, 2016 – 2:31 pm | One Comment
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Developing our strengths at work, learning how to do more of those things we’re good at and actually enjoy doing, has become a multi-million dollar global industry, but where is it making the most difference?

The Effect of Spirituality in the Workplace
By Andrea Quintero  
March 1, 2016 – 10:45 am | One Comment
Quiet place to meditate

According to this study, spirituality has two dimensions: vertical and horizontal. Spirituality in the workplace means employees finding nourishment for both of these components.

Can You Map Your Talents & Your Strengths? (Includes Sponsored Link)
By Michelle McQuaid  
February 25, 2016 – 2:19 pm | One Comment
2 Zone of greatness

So where might your zone of greatness lie between what you like to do and how you like to work when you’re at your very best?

Workplace Positivity? What’s the Right Amount? And Why?
By Donna Hemmert  
February 23, 2016 – 2:06 pm | No Comment
Rose petals, golden ratio

Ultimately, emotions, both positive and negative, have many implications for well-being in the workforce.

The Positive Psychology Movie Awards for 2015: Just in Time for the Oscars
By Ryan Niemiec  
February 22, 2016 – 7:25 am | No Comment
 

Get ready for the Academy Awards. The Positive Psychology Movie Awards are coming out before the Oscars this year. A PPND tradition since 2009, these awards go to films that offer some of the best portrayals of key themes in positive psychology. Here are the winners.

Positive Mental Health at Work
By Amanda Horne  
February 8, 2016 – 7:30 am | 5 Comments
Positive Workplace Culture

What resources are available to design an organizational well-being strategy? To become informed you could read every article here on PPND and find the threads that to weave into your strategy. Or you could refer to the strategies that others have implemented. To get the ball rolling, here are some Australian examples of reusable strategies.

Could You Be Happier In Just 11 Minutes? The Strengths Challenge
By Michelle McQuaid  
February 4, 2016 – 8:09 am | One Comment
 

I discovered that developing my strengths didn’t need to take more than 11 minutes each day.

If you’d some help developing your strengths habit, then join us for the next free global Strengths Challenge running from February 8 until February 12 2016. You’ll be guided step-by-step through creating your own 11-minute habit and be given free resources and access to online coaches to help you really put your strengths to work.

Originals (Book Review)
By Lisa Sansom  
February 2, 2016 – 9:18 am | 6 Comments
 

At first, I was really enthusiastic about reviewing Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, but then I figured that to write a really good review, it should be, well, original!

So I procrastinated, because apparently that can make you more original and creative, and then I thought..

We Don’t Need More Empathy in Leadership
By Daphne Scott  
January 27, 2016 – 1:41 pm | 5 Comments
Empathy

The latest buzz in leadership is all about empathy, with many calling for more of it in our leadership style. The theory goes that if leaders were more empathetic, we wouldn’t have situations like the no-holds-barred culture that Kantor and Streitfeld described at Amazon. But is a lack of empathy really the problem?

Why I’m Grateful for My Fear
By Homaira Kabir  
January 21, 2016 – 1:40 pm | 5 Comments
Wrapped in a blanket

The experience taught me a lesson about fear. It’s not just the dark and wicked emotion that we all wish would be gone because it seems excessive compared to its survival value in the relative safety of the 21st century. Like all emotions, it has an upside, for it possesses a certain goal orientation that urges us to act. When we move beyond our own selfish worlds, fear can give rise to moral emotions such as pro-social anger.