Jan 10
Choice and Well-being

Doing some research today I stumbled upon this lecture ‘The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less‘ by a leading expert on choice and its relationship to well-being, Barry Schwartz. According to Schwartz, Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College, a little choice is good for you, it can increase your sense […]

Dec 15
Leadership: The Role of Positive Psychology and Creativity

In our MAPP class today we were fortunate enough to have Mark Templeton, O2s Director of Organisation Development, present to us on the positive psychology approach to leadership development that he has implemented with great success over the past year. One thing that really intrigued me was the mention of David Whyte, a.k.a the “Corporate […]

Oct 26
When Is a Strength Not a Strength?

This article on today’s Positive Psychology News Daily considers whether there is a potential risk in applying a strengths-based approach to people development in organisations. If your organisation is using a strengths model (whether StrengthsFinder, VIA-IS, Strengths Deployment Inventory, Strengthscope or any other) at work, we’d love to hear about your experience. The image is […]

Jan 15
And now for something completely different…well almost…

I’ve got a couple of meetings in London this week, one at the University of East London over in Stratford. Last time I went to London I just bought tube tickets as I went along; this time I thought I should look at getting an Oyster card, which I thought would definitely save time and […]

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