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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

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.

    How Can You Support Workers Who Are Struggling Right Now? Podcast with Peggy Kern

    How Can You Support Workers Who Are Struggling Right Now? Podcast with Peggy Kern

    In this week’s podcast, we explore the impact COVID-19 and the economic downturn is having on workers’ wellbeing and performance, and what leaders and workplaces can be doing to support them.
    Connect with Peggy Kern:
    The Wellbeing Lab [free_product_purchase id="80663"]
    You’ll Learn: [02:45] - Peggy shares her latest research findings on how workplaces can help workers to care for their wellbeing. [11:03] - Peggy explains what research over the last two weeks has found about the impact of COVID-19 and the sudden economic downturn is having on workers' wellbeing and performance. [15:28] - Peggy provides insights into why some workers are thriving even though they are experiencing high levels of worry and anxiety at the moment. [18:19] - Peggy offers tips to help workers thrive even in the face of struggle and how this may shift over time. [22:28] - Peggy explains why as workers grieve through the changes that are happening that workplaces and leaders can make it ok to talk about the struggles they are experiencing. [24:04] - Peggy offers guidance for HR teams are why to focus their resources and efforts during this unpredictable time to support workers’ wellbeing. [27:25] - Peggy enters the lightning round Your Resources: MPPW Podcast on Facebook Group All the Wiser Podcast 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, Peggy!

    • 32 min
    Are You Antifragile? with Dr. Michelle Mcquaid & Dr. Paige Williams

    Are You Antifragile? with Dr. Michelle Mcquaid & Dr. Paige Williams

    Dr. Michelle McQuaid and Dr. Paige Williams are the co-founders of The Leaders Lab, which helps leaders to thrive and create thriving workplaces. They use evidence-based approaches that draw on the latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, leadership, and systems thinking to help leaders and workplaces move beyond just the need for resilience, to become antifragile.

    • 45 min
    How Can We Build Trust & Collaborate Better Together? Podcast with Paul Atkins

    How Can We Build Trust & Collaborate Better Together? Podcast with Paul Atkins

    In this week’s podcast, we explore how pro-social principles and tools can help groups collaborate more effectively together by creating safe spaces, to be honest about what they want, what they fear, and how this shapes the way they choose to work together.
    Connect with Paul Atkins: 
    https://prosocialinstitute.org/ [free_product_purchase id="79751"]
    You’ll Learn: [02:32] - Paul explains why collaborating with each other is often challenging at work. [04:18] - Paul shares why we often struggle to appreciate the differences in each other. [05:40] - Paul outlines the prosocial process and how it might help us to collaborate better with each other. [07:48] - Paul outlines the eight-core design principles that guide the prosocial process. [16:58] - Paul shares an example of how the prosocial principals and tools can be applied in workplaces. [23:36] - Paul offers some simple questions we can use to help create more prosocial ways of working together. [27:45] - Paul offers some tips for dysfunctional teams to become more prosocial and collaborate better together. [30:26] - Paul enters the lightning round Your Resources: MPPW Podcast on Facebook Team Human Podcast A Liberated Mind by Steven Hayes PhD 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, Paul!

    • 34 min
    Do You Know The Magic Factors for Creating Positive Change? Podcast with Michelle Mcquaid

    Do You Know The Magic Factors for Creating Positive Change? Podcast with Michelle Mcquaid

    In this week’s episode, Dr. Michelle McQuaid explains the 5 evidence-based MAGIC factors that make p positive change possible in workplaces, and how you can activate these in your own work or across your whole workplace.
    Connect with Michelle Mcquaid: 
    The Change Labs [free_product_purchase id="79295"]
    You’ll Learn: [02:37] - Michelle explains what positive change is and why it should be our goal in workplaces. [04:09] - Michelle outlines the 5 evidence-based MAGIC factors for creating positive change. [10:56] - Michelle shares how her virtual global team embeds the MAGIC factors to create positive changes together. [15:07] - Michelle shares why workplaces often struggle with generative conversations and self-organization. [21:18] - Michelle offers some tips for people who feel they have little control over how change unfolds in their workplace. [24:43] - Michelle enters the lightning round Your Resources: MPPW Podcast on Facebook MPPW #082 with Gervase Bush 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 Michelle!

    • 29 min
    Are You Feeling Out of Balance at Work? with Stewart Friedman

    Are You Feeling Out of Balance at Work? with Stewart Friedman

    Stewart Friedman is an organizational psychologist at Wharton and founder of Wharton’s Leadership Program and it’s work-life integration project. Listed among HR magazine’s most influential international thinkers, Stewart has written two best sellers, Leading The Life You Want and Total Leadership. And his newest book, which is about to be released, is Parents Who Lead.
    In this week’s podcast, we explore the practical steps we can take to integrate our work and our life to create four-way wins across our career, our family, our community and ourselves (mind, body, spirit) and the impact this has on our wellbeing and performance at work.
    Connect with Stewart Friedman: 
    https://www.totalleadership.org/ You’ll Learn: [02:18] - Stew explains how we can create four-way wins by integrating our careers, our family, our community, and our own needs to improve wellbeing and performance. [06:29] - Stew offers some practical tips to help us improve the integration of our career, our family, our community and ourselves. [14:33] - Stew outlines how peer coaching in workplaces can be used to help people become more confident and motivated to experiment with integration across their career, family, community, and self. [19:31] - Stew explains how we can lead better in our families and the impact this has on our work. [25:31] - Stew offers tips for asking workplace leaders for the support we need to create the win-win outcomes we need to better integrate our careers, our families, our community and ourselves. [28:15] - Stew completes the Lightning Round. Your Resources: MPPW Podcast on Facebook The No A*****e Rule by Robert L. Sutton PhD 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 Stew!

    • 32 min
    Are You Powered by Connections? with Peter Block

    Are You Powered by Connections? with Peter Block

    Peter Block is an author and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of nine books including Community: The Structure of Belonging, The Abundant Community with John McKnight and coauthor of An Other Kingdom. His work is in the restoration of the common good and creating a world that reclaims our humanity from the onslaught of modernism.
    In this week’s episode, Peter Block explains why listening and connecting are the core leadership strategies needed in workplaces today, how to work with cynics, and what the key questions and conversations have been in his work as an organizational turned community development practitioner-scholar.
    Connect with Peter Block: 
    https://www.peterblock.com/ You’ll Learn: [03:32] - Peter explains why listening is a core capacity needed in workplaces today and why being a role model or visionary leader is not necessary. [06:58] - Peter explains what conversations are necessary in shifting organizational narratives. [08:58] - Peter shares how he assesses whether an organization is ready to have a new more positive change conversation. [11:30] - Peter explains what helps him understand concepts like emergence and complex adaptive systems. [12:31] - Peter explains why it’s important to live with uncertainty and side with the cynics. [15:01] - Peter shares why creating wellbeing and change is all about connection. [15:37] - Peter completes the Lightning Round. Your Resources: MPPW Podcast on Facebook 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!

    • 18 min

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