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Lack of Fun at Work Kills Motivation – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Dr. Nico Rose (MAPP ’14) is a professor for organizational psychology at International School of Management (ISM) in Dortmund, Germany. He worked for Bertelsmann, Europe’s largest media corporation from 2010 to 2018, most recently as Vice President Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition. For several years, he published Mappalicious, the German side of positive psychology. His book, Arbeit besser machen, was published in 2019. Nico’s articles can be found here. When was the last time you really had a lot fun…

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Your Mindset Makes a Difference – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Marie-Josée (MJ) Salvas Shaar, MAPP ’07, CPT, has studied, tested, coached, and taught smart health habits for over 13 years. Combining positive psychology with fitness and nutrition, she created a coaching method that builds better sleep, food, mood, and exercise habits, as described in her book, Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance, which includes 50 practical health-building activities. Today MJ gives keynotes for corporate wellness programs and offers continuing education for wellness professionals, who…

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Emotional Intelligence Masterclass (Sponsored) – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Seph Fontane Pennock is a Netherlands-based positive psychology practitioner. He founded the Positive Psychology Program, which aims to facilitate integration of the scientific and practical sides of positive psychology. Full bio. Seph’s solo articles are here. Articles with Lisa Sansom are here.Dr. Hugo Alberts is co-founder of Positive Psychology Program, an online positive psychology resource centre. A professor of psychology at the University of Maastricht, Hugo completed his doctorate on the theme of self-control and has made mindfulness a major…

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Conversations Worth Having (Book Review) – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Lisa Sansom, MAPP ’10, is the owner of LVS Consulting, an independent consulting firm that helps to build positive organizations. Lisa provide services such as individual and leadership coaching, team facilitation, effective communications training, Appreciative Inquiry and change management consulting. Full Bio.Articles by Lisa are here. In his gracious and thoughtful introduction to this book, Appreciative Inquiry (AI) creator and founder Dr. David Cooperrider writes, “[t]his book is built on the authors’ relentless optimism.” This book is also built upon the…

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Loneliness, Stress, Depression – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Marie-Josée (MJ) Salvas Shaar, MAPP ’07, CPT, has studied, tested, coached, and taught smart health habits for over 13 years. Combining positive psychology with fitness and nutrition, she created a coaching method that builds better sleep, food, mood, and exercise habits, as described in her book, Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance, which includes 50 practical health-building activities. Today MJ gives keynotes for corporate wellness programs and offers continuing education for wellness professionals, who…

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How to Grow Your Positive Psychology Business – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Margaret Greenberg and Senia Maymin are the authors of the book Profit From the Positive. Articles written jointly by Margaret and Senia are here. Margaret Greenberg, MAPP ’06, founded The Greenberg Group, an organizational effectiveness consulting practice, in 1997. Margaret specializes in coaching executives and their teams using a strengths-based approach. Full bio. Her solo articles are here. Senia Maymin, MAPP ’06 is an executive coach to entrepreneurs and CEOs. Her PhD is in organizational behavior from the Stanford Graduate…

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The Positive Psychology Movie Awards for 2018 – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Now in its 10th year, I’m happy to offer you the best of the best positive psychology movies from the past year. I comb through popular, independent, and obscure films to select important films across some of the most important positive psychology themes. You can use these movies to educate your students, catalyze strength in your clients, or for your own personal cinematic elevation. Cinematic elevation is a phrase I coined in 2008 to refer to one of the motivational…

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Thriving Women, Thriving World – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Lisa Sansom, MAPP ’10, is the owner of LVS Consulting, an independent consulting firm that helps to build positive organizations. Lisa provide services such as individual and leadership coaching, team facilitation, effective communications training, Appreciative Inquiry and change management consulting. Full Bio. Articles by Lisa are here. Complete with Rubber boots A while ago, I had the great honor to go and teach positive psychology in the Amazon jungle for a beneficial charity that does great work in the region.…

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Be a Project Motivator – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Adrienne Keane, MAPP ’09, PMP, believes in the power of positive project teams. Combining the practices of traditional and agile project management with the science of positive psychology, she coaches individuals, leaders and teams to define and achieve strategic goals while maximizing teamwork and creating a positive workplace. Adrienne’s articles can be found here. “As any good carpenter will tell you, the best tools do not build the house.” Project work is done by people, and influencing without authority presents…

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Not a Partnership (Book Review) – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Lisa Sansom, MAPP ’10, is the owner of LVS Consulting, an independent consulting firm that helps to build positive organizations. Lisa provide services such as individual and leadership coaching, team facilitation, effective communications training, Appreciative Inquiry and change management consulting. Full Bio. Articles by Lisa are here. Walking together Right from the title page, Not A Partnership¸ is provocative, thoughtful, inspired and, perhaps unintentionally, funny. This book by Tod Jacobs and Yosef (Peter) Lynn is about marriage and relationships. The…

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Building Character with a 30-Day Practice (Book Review) – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Rosalinda Ballestero Valdés, MAPP 2015 is the director of Institute for Wellbeing and Happiness at Universidad Tecmilenio, a higher education private institution in Mexico with 28 locations in 22 cities, a total of 47,500 students including 16,000 high school students. Rosalinda’s articles are here. Jane Strunk Anderson’s book, 30 Days of Character Strengths: A Guided Practice to Ignite Your Best lays out a month-long series of practices to help people intentionally develop their own character strengths. It can also be…

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