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HIGH CHALLENGE, HIGH SUPPORT LEADERSHIP

HIGH CHALLENGE, HIGH SUPPORT LEADERSHIP

Only 26% of employees experience so-called High Challenge & High Support leadership (HCHS) from their leaders, and fall into the Thriving quadrant. According to Mckinsey, 61% of employees experience only a low level of support from their leaders. So, when we say...

WHY MIDDLE MANAGERS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN SENIOR LEADERS

WHY MIDDLE MANAGERS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN SENIOR LEADERS

To move the organization from surviving to thriving, middle managers are now more important than senior leaders. As they are closer to the workforce through their daily interactions, middle managers can directly influence and support employees to thrive anew. Not all...

CHALLENGE WITH LOVE, FOR IMPACT

CHALLENGE WITH LOVE, FOR IMPACT

Do you give bla bla feedback, or do you care enough to challenge? Most leaders care about their people, their colleagues and their mission. But many of them are too shy about challenging their fellow leaders. They are not energetically questioning status quo, bringing...

What is a Mentally Healthy Workplace?

What is a Mentally Healthy Workplace?

With one-third of adult life spent at work, how can workplaces help employees feel safe, supported and valued especially in the face of increased occupational burnout due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic? “My workplace is toxic”: these words are often shared with me...

Calm within Chaos: A Covid-19 Resilience Awareness Model

Calm within Chaos: A Covid-19 Resilience Awareness Model

The challenges arising due to Covid-19 provide us with a chance to develop our resilience and increase our wellbeing. Shared amongst the whole world, Covid-19 is a common enemy that all of humanity is fighting. Before this pandemic, we already face a common enemy –...

Gratitude: A Building Block for the Culture of Appreciation

Gratitude: A Building Block for the Culture of Appreciation

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude” - Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928) With Facebook and Google choosing Singapore as a base for their Asian headquarters, their unique corporate cultures have sparked interest and conversations—on...

Enhancing Positive Emotions Through Fashion Choices

Enhancing Positive Emotions Through Fashion Choices

Author: Lydia Wan   Are feelings and fashion choices connected? True or false? I experience emotional swings through the clothes I wear. I am aware that my fashion choices for a day affect my feeling high or low. It sets my mood for the day. My mood when I wake...

Improve our work engagement and combat possible burnout!

Improve our work engagement and combat possible burnout!

Time is a valuable commodity to most of us, especially in the workplace where we are constantly challenged by limited time and resources for our ever increasing and demanding workloads.  Many people I know who live in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland work long hours...

How Coach Training Changes a Person

How Coach Training Changes a Person

Not all that long ago I heard a seasoned coach offer some words of wisdom to a novice coach. This was in the context of coach training so I expected the experienced coach to provide some technical pointers. Something to do with time management, or fee setting, or...

Demand for Positive Psychology Coaches

Demand for Positive Psychology Coaches

" When I began Positive Psychology coaching way back in 2006, there was very few of us, but times have changed. Fast forward to the present day and the demand for wellness coaches, for positive psychology coaches, and coaches who are primarily informed by the robust...

Declutter your Mind; make room for what’s important

Declutter your Mind; make room for what’s important

It has been estimated that an average person has approximately 60,000 thoughts per day, and 70% of them are believed to be negative! People generate negative and repetitive thoughts too automatically that they are totally unaware that it is happening. Do...

Energise Yourself Today!

Energise Yourself Today!

Do you return home from work feeling worn-out and lethargic? Not keen to partake in any activity other than just lazing in your sofa? This shouldn't be it! It's time to recharge and rejuvenate to keep on going. Here are some activities to fuel your energy...

Kiss and Hug your way to better health!

Kiss and Hug your way to better health!

Research shows that kissing, hugging, snuggling, and holding hands produce more than just magical moments. They can actually boost overall health, helping you lose weight, lower blood pressure, fight off sickness, and more. Should you do not have a human...

Guide To Increase Emotional Wellness

Guide To Increase Emotional Wellness

Our emotional health deserves the same tender loving care we typically afford our physical bodies. Acquiring new habits isn’t easy but it's time to pick up these habits to improve your emotional wellness! #01 Protect Your Self Esteem Practice...

SUCCESS – Go Get It!

SUCCESS – Go Get It!

5 Reasons You're Not Achieving Your Goals Do you sometimes feel like you’re going around in circles and not achieving the things you set out to do? Do you wonder why you still haven’t gotten that dream job you have your heart set on? Or why the right...

Before I knew it, I was already happy!

Before I knew it, I was already happy!

Positive psychology is not a fad or pop psychology. Being an academic, it is my practice to keep an open-mind and to examine the empirical evidence behind “scientific” claims. The scientific research behind positive psychology cannot be denied and...

Global Happiness Policy Report

Global Happiness Policy Report

The Global Happiness Policy Report is produced by the Global Happiness Council (GHC) and contains papers by expert working groups on happiness for good governance. This report provides evidence and policy recommendations on best practices to promote...

8 Benefits of Positive Psychology in Your Workplace

8 Benefits of Positive Psychology in Your Workplace

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of wellbeing that enables individuals, organisations and communities to thrive. It has tremendous potential for cultivating meaningful and fulfilling lives, and enhances the experiences of love, work, and play. Positive...

Distinctions between a Psychotherapist and a Coach

Distinctions between a Psychotherapist and a Coach

What is the difference between a coach and a psychotherapist? Which do you aspire to be?Let’s read on to learn the distinctions between the two roles.   Primary Focus Psychotherapy focuses on what client wants to achieve in life now. Will address past...

The house with a thousand mirrors

The house with a thousand mirrors

Long ago in a small village, in a land that was far away, there was a place known as the House of a thousand mirrors. It was a magical place with dozens upon dozens of reflective glasses of all shapes, and sizes. One day, a happy little dog learned of this...

Positive Education Starts at Home

Positive Education Starts at Home

Positive Education Starts at Home Given the society in which we live today, children are not lacking in the materialistic items parents can give to them, but what is more important than this, is the child’s ability to do things for themselves, to...

My Journey of Positive Psychology…Just starting

My Journey of Positive Psychology…Just starting

There is a Chinese saying that if you hold your chopsticks very far from the end, you will live very far away from your parent’s home. I am not sure how very scientific this is but I can say this saying applies to me very well. Amongst all my friends,...

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