Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 11/2017 (World Happiness Day Ed.)

My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.


Forbes: Steal Tesla’s Strategy For Growing Grit by Jessica Amortegui

Fast Company: Why A Happy Career Can Still Feel Unfulfilling by Marc Crowley

Inc: Science Says Happier People Are Raised by Parents Who Do This 1 Thing by Jeff Haden

Sloan Management Review: The Smart Way to Respond to Negative Emotions at Work by Christine Pearson

Harvard Business Review: Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress by Nicholas Petrie

GretchenRubin.com: For the International Day of Happiness: The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned About Happiness by Gretchen Rubin

Greater Good Science Center: Is the Placebo Effect More Powerful Than We Think? by Alex Shashkevich

Greater Good Science Center: How to Awaken Compassion at Work by Jill Suttie

Greater Good Science Center: What Positive Leadership is Not by Chris White

Huffington Post: The World Is Waking Up To The Importance Of Happiness by Mark Williamson

Guardian: I ❤ you: meet the NYU professor whose love course is becoming a phenomenon by Paul Willis

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 08/2017

mappalicious_news_digest_2017My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

Forbes: Two Reasons We Fail to Be Creative by Caroline Beaton

Mindful.org: Can Mindfulness Help Us Navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution? by Jamie Bristow

New Yorker: Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds by Elisabeth Kolbert

Greater Good Science Center: What Would Buddha Do About the Economy? by Jenara Nerenberg

The Positive Organization: The Power of an Organizing Image by Robert Quinn

Sciencer of Us: To Navigate a Challenge, Pretend You’re Giving Advice to a Friend by Brad Stulberg

Greater Good Science Center: Can You Change Your Personality? by Jill Suttie

Heleo: Feeling Adrift? Here’s How to Strengthen Meaning in Your Life, no author

Michigan Ross: The Business Case for Compassion, no author

Heleo: Why Bringing Compassion to Work is Good for Business, no author

My new TEDx talk: “Dare to Foster Compassion in Organizations”

I´m super happy. After my official TEDx premiere at TEDx Bergen/Norway in 2014 (How to be the architect of your own fortune), as of today, my second TEDx talk is available on YouTube. It was filmed at the very first edition of TEDx EBS late in 2016. EBS University (or European Business School Oestrich-Winkel) is one of the premier business schools in Germany and, coincidentally, the place where I obtained my Ph.D.

The talk is named “Dare to Foster Compassion in Organizations”. It draws on research by luminaries such as Jane Dutton, Monica Worline, Adam Galinsky, Laura Little, Jennifer Berdahl, and the late Peter Frost (and even though they are neither mentioned nor referenced on a slide explicitly, Esa Saarinen, Adam Grant, and Robert Quinn).

I hope you will enjoy the talk! And if you do, please consider sharing the news. Thank You!

If you are interested in a (sort of…) transcript of the talk: this was published here a while ago.

Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 51/2016

My favorite pieces covering Positive Psychology and adjacent from (roughly) the last seven days.

Bakadesuyo: Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Mentally Strong by Eric Barker

Guardian: Why time management is ruining our lives by Oliver Burkeman

Scientific American: One Skeptical Scientist’s Mindfulness Journey by Scott Barry Kaufman

New York Times: What the West Can Learn From Japan About the Cultural Value of Work by John Lanchester

Psychology Today: Why Wellbeing Is Harder Than It Looks by Michelle McQuaid (Interview with Peggy Kern)

Gallup: The Damage Inflicted by Poor Managers by Marco Nink & Jennifer Robison

Big Think: Compassion Is Weaved Throughout Our Nervous System, Researchers Have Found by Philip Perry

Fast Company: Try This Exercise In Radical Empathy To Minimize Conflict by Elisabeth Segran

CCARE: A Compassionate Resolution for this Season by Monica Worline & Jane Dutton