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Podcast with Tal Ben-Shahar

Are These Wellbeing Myths Holding You Back? Podcast with Tal Ben-Shahar

Today we’re talking to Tal Ben-Shahar, a serial entrepreneur, a lecturer, and author, whose books have translated in more than 25 languages. You may know him from having taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.

In this week’s episode, we learn important lessons from the most popular course at Harvard ten years later and what business leaders and practitioners can do to be more effective at positive psychology interventions.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:06] – Tal explains why people were so interested in taking his psychology course at Harvard University ten years ago when it became the most popular course at the school.
  • [04:20] – Tal explains what gets lost when leaders do not know how to be well.
  • [07:03] – Tal shares some examples of what his students from ten years ago are doing differently as today’s leaders.
  • [11:33] – Tal explains the tipping point philosophy for change.
  • [14:56] – Tal explains his integrative whole-being model called SPIRE.
  • [17:06] – Tal explains what practitioners can keep in mind as they facilitate positive change in workplaces.
  • [21:49] – Tal explains what myths we need to be mindful of as we work to create positive change.
  • [27:29] – Tal enters the lightning round.

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