Positive Psychology in Business is my favorite kind of book by my favorite kind of author.
It allows you to dip in and out easily. And yet, each visit is rewarded by a new insight or a valuable gobbit of knowledge.
So here are my thoughts about Positive Psychology in Business: 101 Workplace Ideas and Applications, by Sarah Lewis.
In Positive Psychology for Business, the author is able, at the same time, to convey both
But Sarah’s skill is in distilling detailed research findings into simple-to-grasp concepts and actionable tips. Indeed, many of the 101 chapters contain lists of things you can do to make tangible improvements.
Before we go further, you may be wondering, ‘what is Positive Psychology?’ Here’s a short 5 minute) video…
This book derives from a series of articles Sarah wrote for her LinkedIn Group, Positive Psychology at Work. Some may see this sort of a compendium book as a cop-out for the writer, and a fragmented mess for the reader. To my mind, it all depends on the author and the amount of work they have done. I like this because:
What this leaves us with is a sourcebook of 101 fantastic short articles – each of which delivers great value.
And the breadth of content and ideas Sarah offers in this book is fantastic. It shows the field of positive psychology in business is now wide and mature.
I would recommend this book to any leader, manager, Project Manager, or professional who wants to set out to:
You can pick up this book and read a small chunk at any time. Each section is between 1 and 4 pages. And every one will give you plenty to think about and act on.
My second highest accolade for a business book is to fill it with notes in the margins and on sticky labels. It’s filling up nicely.
My highest accolade is to sit it on the shelf directly behind my desk. That is where Positive Psychology in Business is.
Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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