Mar 6
Five Reasons to Focus on Flow

What is ‘flow’? How can you achieve more of it? How can it help you develop your skills and confidence? In this article we explore how to acheive greater well-being through flow, and some top tips for getting more flow in your life.

Feb 27
Praise for ‘Introducing Positive Psychology: A Practical Guide’

I’m delighted to tell you that my new book Introducing Positive Psychology: A Practical Guide (Icon Books, 2012) has received endorsements from several academics and professional coach/trainers this month, including the following: “Excellent – I couldn’t put it down … covers all the essential elements of positive psychology in practice, striking an excellent balance between […]

May 9
How to Develop Resilience in the Face of Constant Change

Lessons from IBM’s Global Business Services team on how to ensure the success of your change projects. If you want the most up-to-date research on how to manage change successfully, you need to take a look at IBM’s Closing the Change Gap report (2009), which is based on the results of surveys and interviews with […]

Dec 28
Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Will you be one of the 12% of people who stick to their New Year’s Resolutions in 2008? It won’t surprise many of you who work in business that if you use the same approach to setting personal goals that you use at work for annual objectives, you’re far more likely to succeed.This BBC article […]

Dec 28
Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Will you be one of the 12% of people who stick to their New Year’s Resolutions in 2008? It won’t surprise many of you who work in business that if you use the same approach to setting personal goals that you use at work for annual objectives, you’re far more likely to succeed.This BBC article […]

Dec 28
Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Will you be one of the 12% of people who stick to their New Year’s Resolutions in 2008? It won’t surprise many of you who work in business that if you use the same approach to setting personal goals that you use at work for annual objectives, you’re far more likely to succeed.This BBC article […]

Oct 7
Positive Psychology at Work

How many of your employees do you think are going to get out of bed tomorrow morning, looking forward to coming to work for you? If you read the Sunday Times last week you’d be forgiven for thinking that you probably need to offer a few more employee benefits. According to this article, positive psychology […]

Aug 12
Using Your Strengths in New Ways – 3

How to Use Your Top 5 Character Strengths in New Ways – Part 3. If you’ve just completed the VIA-IS online survey and are wondering what to do with your Top 5 Strengths, read on… There’s increasing research to show that focusing on your strengths at work rather than on your weaknesses brings huge benefits, […]

Aug 10
Using Your Strengths in New Ways – 2

How to Use Your Character Strengths in New Ways – Part 2. In your annual appraisal / personal development meeting, does your boss focus on how to use your strengths more effectively, or how to improve your weaknesses (or ‘development areas’ if you’re being PC)? According to Positive Psychologists Chris Peterson and Martin Seligman, using […]

May 9
Identify Your Strengths 1

Since our last blog on Strengths-based Management, several people have asked how to identify what their strengths are; there are a couple of easy-to-use questionnaires, the first is the Values in Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA – IS) . Before you start, just a word of caution. As with all assessments of this kind, we […]

Feb 21
More on Comfort Zones

As I was doing some research on the web today I came across a coaching website which had this unusual strapline: “Step inside your comfort zone  –  there are no prizes for being uncomfortable”. Hmmmm…..It’s well known in the world of personal development and coaching that if you want to grow and develop, you have […]

Feb 8
Stuck in a rut? Questions to ask to help you get out…

Last night I went to an Open University Business School South Coast Alumni Network event – a presentation by Curly Martin , one of the UK’s leading life coaches. She was energetic, passionate and persuasive about the benefits of life coaching both for the client / coachee and for those in the audience who might […]

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