The rapid growth of positive psychology has fuelled a shift in organisational thinking from a focus on correcting what is wrong, to one of maximising the potential of what works.
In 1998, the then-president of the American Psychological Association, Martin Seligman said it was time for a positive psychology that focused on what was right with people, including happiness, well-being and human strengths. The focus on happiness extended into the work and organisational context as well.
For all of us, when we do find the strengths that make us feel good, we take an important step towards being more productive and fulfilled. But how do we ensure that, as leaders, we create the conditions that enable others to succeed?
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About Henley Business School
Henley is a world-renowned international business school based in the UK. It is one of only 100 business schools in the world to hold triple accredited status. Ranked in the FT top 25 worldwide*, its executive education programmes are designed to enable the practical application of new skills and behaviours. Henley offers both face-to-face and live-online open programmes. Focus areas include leadership, management, coaching & behavioural change, as well as people and organisational change. Qualifications range from undergraduate right up to its world ranked MBA. It has more than 80,000 alumni in over 160 countries.
*FT combined rankings 2020