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.

Love Martin Seligman’s work? Here’s a great paper on his early research into learned helplessness.

In 1967, Martin Seligman and a group of researchers completed a study on learned helplessness …
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4 workplace problems resilience training won’t fix

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. Resilient people respond resourcefully to organisational …
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Fun fact 5: Optimists bounce back from failure faster than pessimists

How optimistic are you? Your answer to this question matters if you want to be …
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Can optimism be learned? Really?

Learned optimism is a concept developed by Martin Seligman, a leader in the area of positive …
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Improve your relationships with the power of rapport

Rapport is essential for relationship success. It helps you bond with other people. And those …
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Humble Enquiry. Edgar Schein.

Edgar Schein argues that the ability to question – or enquire – without judging is …
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Empathy heals, physically as well as emotionally.

Here’s a powerful example of the ways in which showing empathy can benefit the people …
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The neuroscience behind trust and rapport.

Mirroring other peoples’ behaviour and mannerisms is a commonly used method for building rapport. Does …
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How exceptional retail workers build rapport

Rapport-building is a fundamental skills for creating positive workplace relationships. Whether you want to build …
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Fun fact 4: MRI captures bond between mother and child

Studies show that people feel safer when they are with people they know. And this …
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Is your women in leadership course hitting the mark?

Does that women in leadership workshop really address the needs of female leaders? Or is it simply a standard leadership course with a …
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Brain smart rapport-building

What’s the simplest thing you can do to improve your relationships? Positive psychology trainers say that …
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