June 30, 2010

Keeping Us Grounded

Hi Everyone, What keeps us grounded? Many things keep us grounded, for example, mindfulness, humility and meaning. The main content in this email is about meaning […]
April 20, 2010

Little Drops of Quiet

Hi Everyone, “I was talking with a friend recently who asked me a question. I paused to think for a few moments, and my friend interrupted […]
February 23, 2010

Empowerment and Leadership

Hi Everyone, In the research article “Using positivity, transformational leadership and empowerment to combat employee negativity” (see full reference at the end of this article), the […]
December 6, 2009

Our Mind and Our Strengths

In this last article for 2009, I bring to you a series of odds and ends, mostly about mindfulness and strengths. Mindfulness You know how it […]
November 6, 2009

Gottman on Relationships

In an article early last year, I referred to articles in the Australian Financial Review’s Boss Magazine and Harvard Business Review about Dr. John Gottman’s work […]
September 21, 2009

Permission to be an Optimalist

Think about your workplace: Is there a climate of psychological safety in which workers are allowed to learn from mistakes, and there is an acceptance of […]
May 30, 2009

Authentic Leadership and Health

Last month’s topic was ‘zest at work’. This month I continue with this theme of vitality and thriving, and have summarised an article from the April […]
April 24, 2009

Zest and Work

How’s your zest? Your vitality, energy, exuberance, vigor, engagement? Do you approach your work with “anticipation, energy, and excitement”? These are important questions because zest is […]
February 24, 2009

Respect at Work

Last month I heard an interesting radio interview on workplace incivility. In line with the theme of my (usually) monthly emails, I reflected on how this […]