Facebook has been gentle enough to remind of the fact that my graduation from Penn took place a year ago. If you´d like to know what were my take-aways right at the end of the MAPP program, please read this post: My Mind´s MAP(P).
Looking back with a bit of temporal, spatial, and mental distance, I am able to say that this experience has changed my life in basically all of its important facets. I am not going to tell that I am a “totally different person” or something like that – because it´s not true. But my deep-dive into Positive Psychology has transformed – to some extent – the way I live, lead and love on a very tangible level. I just do some things differently by being more open.
- I am more open to share the way I love and the way this brings vulnerability into my life.
- I am more open to accept and even embrace the other-ness of others, and at the same time, less open to accept those that try to subdue the diversity in all of our lives.
- I am more open to positive leadership approaches, trying to manage the (positive) energy of my team, and to foster self-determination – instead of relying on “command & control”.
I hope to continue on this path of increasing openness – and I hope I can continue sharing my experience and knowledge with you…