What’s your expected positive impact?

As people and organizations become aware of our global environmental, social, and governance issues (ESG) the motivation to solve or mitigate these issues grows. Who doesn’t want a positive impact on organizations, people, and the planet? Okay, but how to assess your expected positive impact? How to decide if if…

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Transformational change: what can you do?

Are you feeling discouraged and tired? You're not the only one. The global challenges are overwhelming and the pace of disruptive change is accelerating. Organizations and professionals are running to keep up, learn and innovate. Uncertainty, turmoil, despondency, and exhaustion are part of the equation. This period is tough, but…

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A positive culture is compassionate

The Realizing a Compassionate Planet conference took place at the same time as the Glasgow climate conference COP26. And for good reason as climate change solutions start with compassion. Does your organization care for the climate? Does your organizational culture embrace compassion? Here’s part 1 with some reflections on compassion…

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Interview: “A positive shift at work”

Mary Meston is the VP of Talent Management (Executive Coaching and Leadership Development) of a technology-enabled global business services company specializing in customer engagement and improving business performance for some of the world's best brands. The Positive Culture Academy inspired her work, so I interviewed her about how she helps…

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Boring job? Elevate the culture!

You spend about 75% of your adult waking time at work (or traveling to work, thinking about work, decompressing after work). That's priceless time! How are you spending it? If you're not in a positive organizational culture, chances are that you are not really present, energetic, engaged or playful -…

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Positive Teams and People: Purpose

If you've been a long-time reader of my blog, you know that my work on positive organizations is also inspired by Charles Eisenstein. He's a thought leader on the big questions of our time, talking about economics, climate crisis, and humanity. He's looking for an antidote for the scientific narrative…

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Happiness for Calvinists

The Dutch professor Ruut Veenhoven of the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization has been researching happiness for decades. His research is exciting and aligns with the positive leadership research. Let's take a look at why happiness matters and how you can have more of it...! Veenhoven defines happiness as long-term…

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Power cannot be Positive, or can it?

Power doesn’t only alter our own judgment, it also changes how people perceive and relate to us. Power has a bad name, especially for those aspiring to be positive leaders. In a positive, productive culture we don't want to emphasize power and we like to keep the power distance small.…

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Positive Self Leadership: Progress, not Perfection

What's keeping you from developing positive (self) leadership? The list of advantages is compelling. Positive leaders are authentic, open, transparent, trustworthy. They coach and support self and others, they see what is working well and try to amplify that. They give people feedback to keep going and to improve. They're…

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