Positive Psychology

These days, no one will question the importance of high-quality relationships in the workplace. However, leaders often struggle with how to create those high-quality relationships. Positive Psychology views positive relationships as one of the requirements for well-being and provides several tools. There are three tools that are basic for all leaders looking to establish high-quality positive relationships: active constructive responding, appreciative inquiry, and the positivity ratio.

Active Constructive Responding

There are four way to respond when someone shares information with you. I will demonstrate each style using the example of an employee obtaining a professional certification.

When I was given the opportunity to write a blog about Positive Psychology, my head started to spin with ideas. I could write a lifetime of Positive Psychology blogs, literally. I’m going to start with explaining why this subject means so much to me and introduce you to leveraging character strengths.  

I began Penn’s Positive Psychology certificate program a couple months ago with the intention of working key concepts into my PhD dissertation. It is by far the most rewarding educational experience I have undertaken. I realize I am in the honeymoon phase; however, it has already resulted in positive changes in my life. This includes how I interact with my husband, my son and how I approach my career. I’m greatly looking forward to the long-term health benefits associated with my new and improved positive mindset.