Positive deviants are people who diverge from the norm in constructive ways. They make the world a better place. If you’re a positive deviant, this blog is for you.

The Power of Positive Deviance

Positive deviance is constructive aberration from the norm. People who deviate in this way solve …
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Positive deviance prevents malaria in Thailand

I’m fascinated by the idea of modelling excellence. This is a concept I first came …
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Positive deviance is alive and well in Armidale

Are you interested in boosting positive deviance in your team or organisation? Here’s a great positive psychology case …
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You can be a positive deviant

Every team or community has outliers – people who think and behave in exceptional ways …
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Deviant behaviour helped reduce malnourishment. Find out how!

A group of researchers tested the concept of positive deviance to help Vietnamese communities tackle childhood malnourishment in …
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When is deviance a good thing?

Most people associate the word ‘deviant’ with negative behaviour. Indeed, I was once asked to …
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Fun fact 1: Positive deviance could save your life. Here’s how.

Positive deviants are people who disrupt habits in their industry in positive ways. These people do things differently to everyone …
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Positive deviance: the secret to success in challenging times

When is deviant behaviour useful? When it provides positive outcomes. In these cases, it is called ‘positive …
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The secret to inspired work is flow

When you enter a state of flow whilst working, the quality of your output is …
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Smarter ways to boost confidence at work

A healthy level of self-esteem helps people take on challenging projects, leap outside their comfort …
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Perform at your best: get into flow

Athletes call it being in the zone. Artists call it being inspired. Jazz musicians call …
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Teach optimism like any other skill

If you want your people to be more optimistic, you might need to teach them …
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