The pandemic triggered by the current corona virus poses a variety of challenges for people in Germany and worldwide. In addition to the immediate risk of severe physical illness (that, fortunately, currently affects only a tiny fraction of all people), it is becoming increasingly clear the economic consequences will be harsh. In Germany, some industries (e.g., airlines and the event and travel industry) have already called for financial support from the government. However, the most immediate impact is felt in…
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: 10 well-founded Tips and Tricks to Cope with Bad Moods in Times of the Corona Crisis
I haven´t posted anything new on Mappalicious for quite a while – but I think now is a good time to do so. Yesterday, I was interviewed live on German TV, talking about the short-term and long-term implications of the corona crisis for psychological well-being. While getting home from Cologne to my hometown on an almost empty fast train, I had some time to reflect on the last weeks – and what I´ve towitnessed either personally or via the media.…
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: What doesn´t Kill us Makes us Wiser: Psychological Growth in Times of the Corona Crisis
For the German readers of Mappalicious: My new book Arbeit besser machen is out now. It´s a 380-page intro the science and application of Positive Psychology in organizations, with a focus on leadership and culture development. You can find out what it´s all about via the book trailer.
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: My new German book “Arbeit besser machen” is out now
Dear reader! I´ve decided to discontinue writing on Mappalicious for the time being. I´m currently going through a transition in my professional life, as well as writing on a German book on Posititive Organizational Science. For this reason, my focus and energy is needed elsewhere. This is not to say that Mappalicious as a project is finished – but I will not add any new articles at least until the second half of 2019. Of course, you can still access all the content…
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Mappalicious discontinued for the time being…
As the year 2018 is drawing to a close, here´s the final Positive Psychology-infused calendar for 2018, once again beautifully crafted by our friends at Action for Happiness – available in multiple languages as a printable file. Enjoy!
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Get Your “Do Good December” Calendar from Action for Happiness
Our friends of Action for Happiness provide us with yet another beautifully crafted, Positive Psychology-infused calendar. For november, it´s all about trying out new things. As usual, you can get a printable version here. Please note that these calendars now have a big fan community all around the globe so people will translate them to other languages. Therefore, after a fews days, the calendars are typically available in languages such as Spanish, German, and French
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Get your “New Things November” Calendar from Action for Happiness
Only three months left for 2019. Where has summer gone? But at least, our friends at Action for Happiness help to spread some warmth and light via their new Positive Psychology-infused calendar for October. You can get your high-resolution version here.
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Get your “Optimistic October” Calendar from Action for Happiness
Out of the letters of the PERMA acronym that comprises the essential building blocks of Positive Psychology, for the last years, I´ve been first and foremost intruiged by the letter M for meaning. Getting to (and helping others to get to) a deeper understanding of the nature and mechanics of meaningful work has been one of the cornerstones of my endeavors in Positive Psychology – and also the backbone of my own research. Here are those ten research articles that…
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: 10 essential Research Articles on Meaningful Work
Another month gone, another beautifully crafted calendar by our friends at Action for Happiness. For September, it´s all about self-care – and as usual, based on insights from Positive Psychology. You can download a file in high resolution for printing here. Enjoy – and please spread the news.
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Get your “Self-Care September” Calendar from Action for Happiness now!
I´m a big fan of the work of Professor Michael F. Steger (Colorado State University), one of the world´s foremost scholars on the subject of meaning in life and meaning in work (see his TEDx Talk here). In fact, he´s not only a top-notch scientist, but at the same time he´s able to turn his research (plus other people´s scholarly work) into actionable insights for business leaders. Accordingly, I was more than thrilled when Michael agreed to work with me on a paper that…
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Do you Want to Make your Work more Meaningful? Aim for the S.P.I.R.E.!