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If you believe as I do that by uncovering tested, practical ways to help people move from functioning to flourishing at work, we can better navigate the incredible challenges and opportunities our world faces, then this podcast is for you. My goal each week is to give you access to the world’ leading positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship and neuroscience researchers and practitioners to explore their latest research findings on how you can improve wellbeing, develop strengths, nurture positive relationships, make work meaningful and cultivate the grit to accomplish what matters most. If you want evidence-based approaches to bringing out the best in yourself and others at work, then consider this podcast your step-by-step guide.

Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast Michelle McQuaid

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 80 Ratings

If you believe as I do that by uncovering tested, practical ways to help people move from functioning to flourishing at work, we can better navigate the incredible challenges and opportunities our world faces, then this podcast is for you. My goal each week is to give you access to the world’ leading positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship and neuroscience researchers and practitioners to explore their latest research findings on how you can improve wellbeing, develop strengths, nurture positive relationships, make work meaningful and cultivate the grit to accomplish what matters most. If you want evidence-based approaches to bringing out the best in yourself and others at work, then consider this podcast your step-by-step guide.

    Are You Riding The Third Wave of Positive Psychology? Podcast with Tim Lomas

    Are You Riding The Third Wave of Positive Psychology? Podcast with Tim Lomas

    In this week’s episode, we explore the third wave of positive psychology recently published in the Journal of Positive Psychology and what leaders can be saying and doing to help team members navigate the complexity of our time.
    Connect with Tim Lomas:
    https://www.drtimlomas.com/ [free_product_purchase id="96041"]
    You’ll Learn: [02:21] - Tim explains the wave metaphor by sharing his views of the first wave when positive psychology was formalized as a field. [03:09] - Tim explains the second wave. [06:11] - Tim explains the third wave. [09:25] - Tim explains what teams can be thinking about in riding the third wave. [13:54] - Tim shares how his research on language fits into this third wave. [15:49] - Tim shares how paying attention to words is important for cross-functional and global teams. [17:59] - Tim takes on the lightning round. Thanks for listening! MPPW Podcast on Facebook https://wakingup.com/ Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.
    Please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!
    You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.
    Until next time, take care!  Thank you Tim!

    • 20 min
    Can You SOAR Into Your Purpose? Podcast with Jackie Stavros

    Can You SOAR Into Your Purpose? Podcast with Jackie Stavros

    In this week’s podcast, we discover how to soar into your individual or collective purpose at work with four simple but powerful questions to help us navigate uncertainty.
    Connect with Jackie Stavros:
    http://www.soar-strategy.com/ [free_product_purchase id="94846"]
    You’ll Learn: [02:51] - Jackie shares why purpose is so powerful in moments when work and life feel chaotic. [05:31] - Jackie explains how an appreciative inquiry approach can help us to discover the best of what is and what is possible to surface our purpose. [07:45] - Jackie gives us four simple questions to help us SOAR into our purpose. [11:08] - Jackie shares an example of how the four SOAR questions can be used to surface your what and why. [15:48] - Jackie explains how teams and workplaces can use the four SOAR questions to help surface a shared sense of purpose. [18:33] - Jackie offers advice for aligning people’s individual purpose with the purpose of a team or organization. [21:22] - Jackie shares how teams and workplaces drive radical change in 2021. [23:56] - Jackie explains why it’s never too soon to reach for purpose in a team or workplace. [25:51] - Jackie gives us an exercise to help keep our sense of purpose in balance so we don’t burn ourselves out. [28:11] - Jackie completes the lightning round   Thanks for listening! MPPW Podcast on Facebook The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz A Bit of Optimism Podcast Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.
    Please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!
    You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.
    Until next time, take care!  Thank you Jackie!

    • 33 min
    Can you Highlight Your Strengths? Podcast with Dan Cable

    Can you Highlight Your Strengths? Podcast with Dan Cable

    In this week’s episode, we explore how building a personal highlight reel can be effective in understanding our strengths, and dan shares with us the results of his research on the impact this has for individuals and teams.
    Connect with Dan Cable:
    http://dan-cable.com/ [free_product_purchase id="39560"]
    You’ll Learn: [02:39] - Dan shares why we may struggle putting our strengths to use in our daily lives [04:23] - Dan explains the three-step process to the personal highlight reel [07:10] - Dan explains why the personal hi-light reel is effective [09:49] - Dan explains the impact that doing the personal highlight reel might have in your life [13:57] - Dan shares the bottom-line outcomes for workplaces of focusing on people's strengths [14:51] - Dan provides some tips to help us with self-reflection [22:45] - Dan shares how creating a personal highlight reel helps us have an impact in the world [24:26] - Dan describes some cautions and caveats to be aware of with the personal highlight reel [26:17] - Dan completes the lightning round   Thanks for listening! MPPW Podcast on Facebook Give & Take by Adam Grant Redirect by Tim Wilson Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.
    Please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!
    You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.
    Until next time, take care!  Thank you Dan!

    • 30 min
    Can You Thrive When Times Are Tough? Podcast with Dr. Dan Diamond

    Can You Thrive When Times Are Tough? Podcast with Dr. Dan Diamond

    In this episode, we explore how it's possible to adapt and thrive, even under extreme circumstances at work and in life as Dan explains how two simple questions can move us towards a thrivers mindset that renews us, or a victim, bystander, or controller mindset that drains us.
    Connect with Dan Diamond:
    Website: dandiamondmd.com
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    You’ll Learn: [02:37] - Dan explains how power and purpose shape a thriver’s mindset and how it can improve our performance and wellbeing at work. [04:40] - Dan shares how our victim, bystander, controller, and thriver mindsets get shaped and how we can free ourselves of mindsets that don’t serve us well. [09:13] - Dan offers some practical steps we can take to move towards a thriver mindset more consistently at work. [16:12] - Dan shares tips for how leaders can help their teams cultivate more thriver mindsets when times are tough. [22.49] - Dan explains how we can be intelligent thrivers who don’t burn ourselves out in an effort to help others. [25:12] - Dan Completes the Lightning round. Your Resources: MPPW Podcast on Facebook Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.
    Please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!
    You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.
    Until next time, take care!  Thank you Dan!

    • 31 min
    How Good Are Your Listening Skills? with Dr's. Peter & Susan Glaser

    How Good Are Your Listening Skills? with Dr's. Peter & Susan Glaser

    Today we’re talking to Doctors Peter and Susan Glaser, who have spent their lifetimes researching and teaching people how to connect through conscious communication. Life and business partners for 40 years, they have published three books, including the highly acclaimed Be Quiet, Be Heard: The Paradox of Persuasion, and more than 40 research articles, as well as working with Fortune 500 companies all over the world, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Sony to name a few.
    In this week’s episode, we explore the simple skills that can improve our ability to listen in ways that help us to understand and persuade each other.
    Connect with Peter & Susan Glaser:
    https://www.theglasers.com/ You’ll Learn: [02:37] - Peter and Susan explain why studies suggest that being quiet might be the most powerful way to persuade others. [05:59] - Susan and Peter explain how different conversations at work require us to listen more to others. [07:16] - Peter and Susan explain why listening can be so hard for so many of us. [09:46] - Susan and Peter share some tips to help us really listen to understand rather than just making it sound like we’re listening. [12:46] - Peter and Susan offer some practical tips for those of us who really struggle to listen even when we’re trying hard to give other people more talk time. [15:37] - Susan and Peter explain how we can consciously communicate with each other when conversations are challenging. [22:17] - Peter & Susan enter the lightning round. Your Resources: MPPW Podcast on Facebook Group The Nurture Effect by Anthony Biglan Brene Brown Kelly McGonigal Thanks for listening!  Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.
    Please leave an honest review of the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!
    You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.
    Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Peter & Susan!

    • 27 min
    3 Ways To Make Your Workplace More Human-Centered - with Michele Zanini

    3 Ways To Make Your Workplace More Human-Centered - with Michele Zanini

    Michele Zanini is the co-founder of the Management Lab, with the wonderful Gary Hamel where they help forward-thinking organizations become more resilient, innovative, and engaging places to work. Together, they recently wrote the bestselling book, Humanocracy, creating organizations, as amazing people inside of them, and their work is featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
    In this week’s episode, we explore the simple steps we can each take to make our workplaces more human-centered and less bureaucratic.
    Connect with Michele Zanini:
    https://hackmyorg.humanocracy.com/welcome You’ll Learn: [04:33] - Michele explains what studies are finding about the value of embedding humanity over bureaucracy when it comes to caring for worker’s wellbeing and improving performance. [11:16] - Michele offers some practical steps teams can take to move towards a more human-centric approach to working together. [17:06] - Michele explains how you can create a movement in your workplace to be more human-centered. [20:45] - Michele explains how leaders can help enable change activists across their workplace. [25:03] - Michele enters the lightning round. Your Resources: MPPW Podcast on Facebook Group The Age of Heretics by Art Kleiner Humanocracy by Gary Hamel & Michelle Zanini Thanks for listening!  Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.
    Please leave an honest review of the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!
    You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing.
    Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Michele!

    • 30 min

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Janie8* ,

Great podcast

Excellent format, interesting topics and guests, great resources on the website.

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Grateful for Making Positive Psychology Work

Michelle McQuaid and her fabulous team, and leading experts as guests have been my weekly go to for inspiration, learning and growth professionally and personally! Michelle and her team, interview leaders whom are applying their latest research and findings within organisations globally. They have a special way of being out the best in their guests research and practice, and sharing many pieces of ‘gold’ for the listener to take away and start experimenting immediately! It’s a highlight of my week! If you haven’t already!!! Add this podcast to your favourites!!! ❤️

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I absolutely love Michelle's podcasts on Positive Psychology. She has some of the most amazing people on each episode who are all experts in their field. Listening to ideas and prospective books to read is one of the highlights. Also having other members of Michelle's team just adds to the amazing range of Pos Pay knowledge that they have. Do yourself a favour .. ⭐️and listen

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