Ardmore, PA, (USA), November 2015 - Every organization is impacted daily by our VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous). We need new mental models to support rapid, adaptive, and flexible responses to disruptive change. The emerging field of positive psychology, now validated by brain research, exposes why our current practices to organize, motivate, manage, and reward performance are actually destructive.
In this compact and appealing book the authors, Eileen Rogers and Nick van Dam, make the research findings truly accessible and describe in detail how the concepts can be applied by individuals, teams, organizations, and leaders to build dynamic, positive, and engaging results. Topics included are found in the illustration below.
Each chapter begins with a compelling experience and discusses how the brain really works - and therefore why the topic is of utmost importance when responding positively. Finally, at the end of each chapter, there is a rich, curated resource listing for more exploration and application that includes: books, articles, videos, and assessments
Since rapid change is impacting all of us, we urgently need new approaches to master the moment. The contents of this book should appeal to those who want to transform the quality of their lives and work. Leaders and individuals in all fields of endeavor – whether business, government, NGOs, religion, education, medicine, psychology, or simply families – should find the research-based tools, techniques, and methods useful and be able to apply these immediately.
Cognitive Neuroscience & Positive Psychology
- Leveraging Strengths
- Building Trust
- Employing Appreciative Inquiry
- Practicing Mindfulness
- Generating Emotional & Social Intelligence
- Coaching for Positive Change
- Pursuing Optimism & Positivity
- Fostering Engagement & Flow
- Discovering Happiness
Cognitive neuroscience and positive psychology furnish the building blocks to transform the 21st century’s incessant and disruptive change from being a source of fear, demotivation, and resistance to true opportunities for positive growth and development.