Sunday 30 December 2018

Positive Pioneers - Bailey & French - Part 2

Season 2 Episode 15

This is Part 2 of my conversation with Joshua French and Jonny Line, who pioneer the use of positive psychology in organisations at Bailey and French.

We begin by mulling over the ways we make the evidence base accessible and relevant through our training. The chaps then take us through the PERMA model and how they bring it to life in organisations. 

To finish off the episode (and the year), Joshua and Jonny each share excellent takeaways that we can all have a go at. 


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Show Notes

Bailey and French website.

Learn more about the PERMA Model.

Relationships (the 'R' of PERMA) - Jane Dutton on the importance of relationships -
Meaning (the 'M' of PERMA) - Amy Wrzesniewski - different mindsets at work
Accomplishment - (the 'A' of PERMA) - Carol Dweck - check out Carol's TED Talk - The power of believing that you can improve


Joshua's takeaway

Write down in one sentence, what you would say the purpose of your role is?

  • Needs to be succinct
  • Needs to feel really motivating
  • Needs to feel accurate
Joshua's purpose - Lighting up the path to a brighter future.

Jonny's purpose - Helping people in ways that are relevant to them.

Ross' purpose - Making behavioural science accessible, practical, useful and fun to transform the workplace experience.

Jonny's takeaway

A little burst of psychological capital - it might be useful to write down your responses to these questions.

  • think about something you are grateful for
  • think about why you're grateful for that and what it is about that, that you're grateful for?
  • What did you do to make that happen - to foster that situation?
  • What could you do in the future that would have a similar impact or be useful in a similar situation?

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