This week, I am joined by Dr. Suzy Green. Suzy is a coaching and clinical psychologist and founder of the Positivity Institute, a positively deviant organization dedicated to the research and application of positive psychology for life, school, and work. She also holds a number of honorary academic positions at The Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, The Australian Catholic University, The Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne, and The Black Dog Institute. Her work has been published in articles around the world.
In this conversation, you will hear Suzy share the research on why cultivating positive emotions matter when it comes to our performance and wellbeing at work. Suzy shares the practical things employees, leaders and organizations can do to improve mood in workplaces and how to implement these approaches at a systems level.
Connect with Suzy Green:
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- [02:00] – Suzy and I recently had the opportunity to work together on researching and writing a chapter for the new Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches to Work. Suzy shares what stood out to her in this research.
- [04:17] – There has been a lot of debate about measuring positivity ratios as a way to assess our well being. Suzy shares the advice that she gives her clients about that approach.
- [06:16] – Suzy explains the importance of self-awareness when it comes to managing our moods.
- [08:38] – If you are looking to boost your heart-felt positivity, Suzy gives you her go-to activities.
- [09:56] – Suzy shares some advice if you are in a leadership role and trying to boost positivity with your team.
- [12:03] – Suzy provides some advice to companies wanting to implement these ideas in authentic ways.
- [14:50] – Suzy talks about helping organizations go beyond training with these practices.
- [21:01] – Suzy shares what sees as the most compelling parts of the business case at the moment, based on research.
- [25:05] – The Lightning Round with Suzy Green
- The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work
- Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance – Kim Cameron
- The Positive Organization: Breaking Free from Conventional Cultures, Constraints, and Beliefs – Robert E. Quinn
- The Three Questions (Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy) – Jon J. Muth
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