As with the previous months of 2018, our friends at Action for Happiness, a UK-based non-for-profit organization backed by luminaries such as the The Dalai Lama and Sir Richard Layard, have created a calendar for the month of June, displaying valuable advice based on the science of Positive Psychology. You can get a printable high-resolution version here.
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Get Your Joyful June Calendar from Action for Happiness
Last week, I gave a presentation on leading with meaning at the third conference of the DGPPF (German Association for Research on Positive Psychology) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The opening keynote was delivered by Prof. Dr. Maike Luhmann who researches, among other issues, the impact of life events on life satisfaction. She shared some very intriguing data on what can change our life satisfaction markedly and for longer periods of time (e.g., unemployment) and what doesn´t (e.g., your favorite soccer team winning a big game). At one…
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Re-Slicing the Happiness Pie: How much of our Well-Being can be Influenced through Intentional Activities?
People often approach me to ask where they can study Positive Psychology in German and get an “official” degree from a University, not from a private institution. Last week at a research conference, I ran into Prof. Willibald Ruch from UZH | Zurich University, who´s among the “big shots” in the field with respect to all things (VIA) character strengths. He´s worked directly with the late Christopher Peterson on some papers. Willi made me aware of a 2-semester course on Positive Psychology they run at UZH.…
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Get a University Degree in Positive Psychology in German
Another month, another beautifully crafted calendar by our friends from Action for Happiness, full of suggestions for a happier and more meaningful life – based on Positive Psychology. You can download a version in high-resolution here.
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Get Your “Meaningful May” Calendar from Action for Happiness now
Today, I´ve delivered a keynote on Relational Energy in organization at a large coaching conference in Helsinki, Finland. You can find the charts to my presentation here. Addtionally, Nina Karlson has created this beautiful graphic recording:The evening before the event, I had the great honor to go out for dinner with Esa Saarinen (and his wife), one of my heros from academia. Esa is a kind of celebrity in Finland – but more important, a generous and awesome human being.…
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Keynote on Relational Energy in Organizations | Helsinki
The “Spiritus Rector” of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman, has authored his autobiography. It´s called The Hope Circuit and was published with the imprint Public Affairs. I was able to read an early draft and can say it´s a fasninating read – not only for people interested in Positive Psychology, but also in psychology and science in general. Scott Barry Kaufman, a former co-worker at the Penn Positive Psychology Center has written a candid and entensive review for Scientific American. Enjoy!
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Marty Seligman´s Memoir “The Hope Circuit” is out now!
Mindful March is almost over. Are you ready for new activities based on Positive Psychology? Then get the Active April calendar from our friends at Action for Happiness now. You can download a high-resolution version here.
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: Get Your Active April Calendar from Action for Happiness now!
Yesterday, I was a panelist at the morning session of Intersect 2018, a phenomenal event along the lines of “Tech Conference x Career Fair x Learning Exhibition”. The conference is hosted by e-learning platform Udacity. You can watch the panel I participated in here on YouTube. The guiding theme was “Competing with Skill, Winning with Confidence”. In the afternoon, additionally I hosted a breakout group on using tools developed in the context of Positive Psychology to ace a job interview – but also to find out what kind of jobs…
Weiterlesen auf Mappalicious: How Applicants can find out if a Job will provide Meaningful Work using Tools from Positive Psychology