Why should I cultivate a Developmental Mindset?

Performance Management Versus Developmental Mindset. Which approach is the most authentic way to increase performance in the long term and brings your people with you? Applying positive psychology to leadership can transform your organisation
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The Things Resilient Leaders Do – Applying Positive Psychology In Organisations

Copes well under pressure. Can manage multiple projects and heavy workloads. Can lead others through change. Oh and by the way you have fewer people and a smaller budget than last year…got it? Good. I look forward to seeing your progress report next month….Sound familiar? So how do resilient leaders manage? What are the best managers and leaders doing that we might copy or borrow to make things a little easier for ourselves? I am often asked to speak, coach or train teams on the topic of resilience. It’s a fairly safe word for the HR and Management world to
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Orientation for goals, a Leadership guide to navigating towards results

   If you’re a leader with an increasing number of goals, objectives, projects and tasks landing on your desk then you’d benefit from taking a moment to consider how the science of applied positive psychology can help navigate you towards achieving results and realising your goals. Spending time on goal identification, elevating willpower and developing options, or pathways, to achieving your goals is present-centred and future oriented and can help you and your team examine what is going on now with an eye toward prospective goals. Goals are made up of three elements: The vision. Described in clear language with
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Free Exercise for Developing Strengths in Others

This can be a great tool when introducing Strengths to your team for the first time. Here’s an exercise I’ve used in training for developing awareness and action based on the VIA strengths assessment. It’s often easier for us to reflect on the behaviour and potential of others before making reflections about our own development. Give it a try and post your ideas below. I’m happy for you to use the scenario…just drop in a reference if you do. Developing Strengths in others – A scenario based exercise Catherine works in your organisation and you’re helping her to develop her
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