Category Archive for: Positive Leadership

Words create Worlds

Preparing a powerful and positive presentation   I am not talking about some preppy, overly hipped and false positivity infused series of slides. When preparing a powerful and positive presentation, you start with a conscious appreciation of the complex mix of pieces you want to carefully assemble for your presentation, starting with the challenge, the…

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A positive Leader: The hub of connectivity

Connectivity, one word which describes a key driver of our modern lives. The influence of Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn is everywhere, how much time do people spend creating connections online, selling an image, a brand, a lifestyle? Our world is all about creating connections to gain social standing or to create opportunities. Ironically, we spend less…

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The creator of positive value

We speak with pioneer in the corporate application of positive psychology and mindfulness, Dr Juan Humberto Young, Academic Director and Professor at the Executive Master of Positive Leadership and Strategy at IE University, Madrid, and author of Mindfulness Based Strategic Awareness Training about his definition of positive leadership and his Mindfulness training protocol.   Interview…

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From average to outstanding

Using positive psychology to reach your maximum potential   When I first inherited the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) division at Microsoft, it was an average ’so-so’ team in terms of its performance ratings. We overhauled our approach using a combination of strengths-based leadership and positive psychology, and within just a few short years we…

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SWOT no more!

The positive evolution of a classic strategic planning tool. Introducing asset-based SCOC, which will drive your open, solution oriented mind-set for outstanding results. By Armin Forstner, Partner, Serrano 99 Management Consulting   During my time leading a publishing business, time and time again we used the SWOT analysis in our strategy meetings. A classic tool…

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A positive leader is a pragmatic leader

3 reasons a positive leader is the most pragmatic person in the room By Declan Noone, Partner at Serrano 99   ‘Happiology’, that’s what crosses the majority of people’s minds when they hear the terms: positive psychology, positive leadership, and mindfulness. In fact, when I first started to study positive leadership I still readily recall…

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Human strengths at work

We ask Dr Tayyab Rashid, clinical psychologist and researcher,  about the role of strengths in our lives, what the strengths-based approach means in a corporate context, and how leaders can apply it to build better performing and more resilient teams.   Strengths-based frameworks and theories are gaining popularity both in clinical settings as well in corporate organisations.…

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The economics of wellbeing

Live more, share more, enjoy life for less   Against the backdrop of the 2008 global economic crisis, the then French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared in September 2009 that France would pioneer a new approach that would eliminate the use of GDP as a measure of national wealth and introduce one that measures wellbeing alongside…

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Equinox impossible

A group of leaders gathered in London to discuss the practical application of positive psychology, behavioural science and mindfulness at the inaugural positive & mindful leader summit. On September 22nd at 2:21pm GMT, the first day of the positive & mindful leader summit in London, our planet reached the point of autumn equinox, the perfect…

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Die perfekte Welle – Flowrider

Create the perfect conditions for flow I can’t get this German song out of my head while writing this.  “Perfekte Welle” (Perfect wave), was the name of the first single of German pop/rock group Juli. Released in 2004, it peaked at number two in the German and Austrian single charts. Singer Eva Briegel describes how…

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