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Can You Unleash Your Inner HERO? Podcast with Prof. Fred Luthans

Can You Unleash Your Inner HERO?

Podcast with Prof. Fred Luthans

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Today’s Guest:

Today we’re talking to Fred Luthans, who is a distinguished professor of management emirates at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and whose research is focused on what he founded and has turned to positive organizational behavior and psychological capital. A former president of the Academy of Management, Fred has received many awards, edited three top journals, authored several well-known books, and over 250 academic articles and chapters, and lectured in most countries around the world.

In this episode, we explore how Fred led the creation of the concept of Psychological Capital, the impact of building the psychological resources of hope, optimism, resilience and efficacy, and how this can be achieved in workplaces.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:14] – Fred explains what psychological capital is and how the concept emerged for improving resilience in workplaces.
  • [08:38] – Fred shares what researchers around the world have been learning about the benefits of building psychological capital in workplaces.
  • [13:18] – Fred shares tips on how psychological capital can be practically developed for people in workplaces.
  • [16:37] – Fred shares how sustainability boosters can help people to build and maintain their levels of psychological capital.
  • [19:47] – Fred explains why PsyCap has been found to have more impact in the United States and in services industries.
  • [23:36] – Fred shares some of the other positive psychological resources that studies have found also impact resilience and wellbeing in the workplace.
  • [25:07] – Fred completes the lightning round.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Fred!

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