There are 10 positive emotions and when you express them, you open your mind to greater learning and better relationships. Scientifically, positive emotion expands our mental capabilities. Lisa Zigarmi is an organizational psychologist and leadership coach working with Fortune 500 companies and author of #Positivity at Work. Lisa and Kevin discuss positive psychology, esp. as it related to leadership. Leaders can create a culture for their people to flourish by simply helping them find meaning in their work as it relates to their team, their division, and the organization. She feels that emotion needs to be legitimized in the workplace and leaders need to make space for people to express emotion. When we forbid feelings, we see only part of the picture. Leaving them out of decision-making, judgment and interaction is not only impossible, but it’s also imprudent. Discrediting feelings in business blocks access to growth, meaning making and sustainable results.
In this episode, Lisa shares: 1. Ways to apply positive psychology. 2. Tips for leadership coaching. 3. Tips for letting go.
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Additional Leadership Resources
- Book Recommendations:
- Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman
- Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E. P. Seligman
- The Four Virtues of a Leader: Navigating the Hero’s Journey Through Risk to Results by Eric Kaufmann
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