Create a Standard of Integrity

What is your standard of integrity? It’s an important question to answer when you’re establishing a culture of trust. I wrote about this in my last post Establishing Trust. Leaders are standard-bearers who establish the basic tenets of integrity throughout their...

Positivity and High Performance Business Teams

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I find this research fascinating because it was done by actually observing business teams interacting during real meetings.

For years, organizational psychologist Marcial Losada, PhD, studied the characteristics of high-performing business teams. As part of his work, he designed a meeting room to capture the real-time behavior of business teams in action.

The Broaden-and-Build Model of Positive Emotions

What good are positive emotions in the workplace? This is a question scientists have studied well. Research actually points us to two good reasons to encourage positivity as a leader.

Unlike negative emotions, which narrow our focus with respect to possible actions, positive emotions achieve the opposite: They open us. Positivity expands our social, physical and cognitive resources.