How to apply positive psychology at work?
During the European Conference on Positive Psychlogy we (together with Ad Bergsma) will organize a lunch gathering (12.30 – 14.00) on Wednesday July 2. Experts working at several national and international organizations will share their extensive experience in implementing positive psychology at work. Two representatives from each organization will be present to answer your questions. […]
Are you happy with your job? (and what about your partner, friend or mother in law 🙂
The holidays are a perfect time to reflect on your current job. Having the time to think about this is great but sometimes you need some extra input to make up your mind. When I ask people what makes them happy or what makes them unhappy with their job they often mention the following 10 […]
How to create more flow in your work?
When I find my flow, I notice that time seems to go faster, or sometimes it even goes slower. I’m less aware of myself and my surroundings, and I am fully focused. Paradoxically, this is the worst moment to stop and think about whether you’re happy or not. However, for me personally, when I look […]
Seven myths about happiness at work
When you start talking about happiness at work some people get strange ideas. Some might think you are talking about a Steve Ballmer kind of attitude. While talking about happiness at work is getting more common it is about time to address and debunk a number of common misconceptions about happiness at work. We will […]
Why following your passion is a bad idea!
Who does not know them? People who quit their jobs to do what they really want. They begin a “bed and breakfast” in Spain, take a sabbatical or become a personal coach. It sounds like a good idea. What could go possibly wrong when you follow your passion? To be honest I see it going wrong […]
Barbara Fredrickson receives first copy of Happiness at work
A fragile looking woman in the middle of a crowded conference room. She describes herself as introverted. But looks can be deceiving. She is a world renowned positive psychology researcher who speaks with great authority and enthousiasm about her subject. She has an impressive list of publications and books in the field of positive psychology. I […]