insium's newsletter on leadership: September, 2015

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Our third newsletter about the recent World Congress of Positive Psychology focuses on a number of key messages shared by a variety of speakers. With each of these key messages, questions are posed for you to consider. We suggest that you might ponder one key message [with the associated question(s)] at a time, and at a pace that is beneficial for you:

“The average describes, while the best prescribes. Studying the best makes excellence accessible to all of us.” Tal Ben-Shahar

  • How do you make excellence accessible for yourself and for those you lead and interact with?

“Human systems move in the direction of the questions asked.” David Cooperrider
  • What questions are you asking?
“Is the world a problem-to-be-solved or a mystery-to-be-embraced?” David Cooperrider

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein

  • How do you view the world? Your life? What is the impact of your views?
“The more people are satisfied with life, the more they use the word “we” instead of “I” and vice versa. Change your words, change your life satisfaction.” Martin Seligman
  • What words do you use? Do you lean towards positive or negative language? What is the impact of your verbal and non-verbal language?
“First moves matter … author your own possibilities.” Jane Dutton
  • When was the last time you had the courage to be vulnerable and make the first move with respect to something that mattered to you? What were the outcomes? What are you most proud of in this situation?
"Positive psychology actually investigates and researches some of the most difficult and painful human experiences; that is the “dark side of life.” Itai Ivtzan

“Don’t undo the bad stuff, build the good stuff.” Martin Seligman

  • How do you embrace the “dark side” in order to learn, grow and build the good stuff?
Our next newsletter will share some more key messages with questions for your consideration.

All of these messages were tweeted whilst at the Congress. If you’d like to follow me on Twitter, you can find me @DinaPozzo.

Positivity, wellbeing and resilience are part of our core passions. We’d love to discuss how we might partner with you to build personal, team and organisational well-being.

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