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The advantages of being happy

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Happiness and well-being|

Shawn's book The Happiness Advantage - The 7 Principles that Fuel Success and Performance at Work, is an absolute cracker of a read or just get a taster with his amusing and insightful Ted Talk. [...]

A positive approach to performance discussions

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Improving Performance|

The science (and common sense) suggests that regular coaching discussions are far more beneficial than some types of traditional performance discussions. When regular coaching sessions build trust, recognise achievement, build autonomy and help people grow, they [...]

A story by the ABC’s Catalyst program on the science of Mindfulness

By | October 22nd, 2016|Categories: Mindfulness|

Whether you believe in the positive effects of meditation on your well being and physical health or not, this is worth a watch, it might just change your perspective. Thanks to my friends at Genos [...]

A strengths based development approach for improving performance

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Strengths Development|

People have been trying to fix me for my whole career, not because I was broken, but because traditional thinking was focused on finding weaknesses and then fixing them as the pathway to higher levels [...]

Can you become happier, or is it just the way you are?

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: Happiness and well-being, Well Being|

Well Sonja Lyubomirsky’s research suggests that 50% of the difference between people’s happiness levels is dependent on their DNA (or Set Point) and a further 10% comes from our day to day life circumstances. That [...]

Happiness and the secrets of flow

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: Happiness and well-being|

On the subject of FLOW, "There are two main strategies we can adopt to improve the quality of life. The first is to try making external conditions match our goals. The second is to change [...]

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