If there is anything the Covid crisis has taught us it’s that “EQ”– Emotional Intelligence – is rapidly surpassing “IQ” as the criteria for success as a leader. And now, leaders have one more responsibility on their job description: mental health.
Who better to rise to the occasion of the leadership we need now, than women?
Empathy, compassion, vulnerability, courage, communication, humility, positivity, listening, balance and even the ability to practice self-care – are just some of the skills that are clearly needed moving forward. And these are only some of the skills that women bring to the workplace!
Our brains are structured differently and help us see more holistically. Our intuition, especially when nurtured, helps us respond rather than react. We naturally are better at managing multiple priorities and excel in managing diverse needs of different personalities!
Emotions are at the fundamental core of motivation, they direct and prioritize what we do and where we put our energy. Emotions are contagious, and women have the ability to create powerful positive emotional contagions at work!
It’s time to energize, elevate and empower our people to rise to the challenges of reimagining life after crisis. What better tools to use than the evidence based practices that have emerged from the “Science of Happiness”?
Tuesday, Jun 30 - 12:00 PM ET If there is anything the Covid crisis has taught us it’s that “EQ”- Emotional Intelligence - is rapidly surpassing “IQ” as the criteria for success as a leader. And now, leaders have one more responsibility on their job description: mental health. Who better to rise to
James Pawelski is Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he co-founded the world’s first Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program with Martin Seligman in 2005. The Founding Executive Director of the International Positive Psychology Association, James is currently leading a three-year, multi-million-dollar grant investigating connections between the science of well-being and the arts and humanities. He launched a new interdisciplinary undergraduate course at Penn this spring called “The Pursuit of Happiness” to help students learn how to increase their well-being. An international keynote speaker who regularly makes presentations in Spanish as well as English, he has given talks in more than 20 countries on six continents, including “Romance and Research”™ workshops with his wife Suzie. He is the author of The Dynamic Individualism of William James, co-editor of On Human Flourishing: A Poetry Anthology, and co-author (with Suzie) of Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy and has been featured in major U.S. and international media.
Suzann (“Suzie”) Pileggi Pawelski has a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a freelance writer and well-being consultant specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on relationships and health. Her 2010 Scientific American Mind cover story, “The Happy Couple,” was the catalyst for “Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology To Build Love That Lasts,” the book she co-wrote with her husband James. Suzie blogs for Psychology Today and writes the “Science of Well-being” column for Live Happy, where she is also a contributing editor.
The virtual environment for employees and teams is transforming the way people are currently working. There are higher levels of stress, uncertainty, and anxiety for the entire population. Leaders who have always led teams in person now need to pivot and lead from a distance. The number one predictor of happiness is human connection and this is imperative as everyone is working from their homes. Happy employees make their customers happy & when customers are happy, the company is successful. In a 2015 Happiness & Productivity study from The University of Warwick, research demonstrated that happy employees are 10%-12% more productive than unhappy employees. Harvard’s Shawn Achor writes, “People who cultivate a positive mind-set perform better in the face of challenge. This is the “happiness advantage”—every business outcome shows improvement when the brain is positive.”
This webinar is for leaders, teams and employees of organizations who are interested in tangible ways to increase happiness while working virtually. Attendees will walk away with a toolkit that they can implement immediately. Attendees will learn and practice evidence-based behaviors and exercises around both results and relationships. The webinar will allow for group interaction and questions. The webinar will be led by Tia Graham, Founder of Arrive At Happy. Graham partners with organizations to teach happiness and transform cultures through workshops, retreats, keynote talks and culture work. She has a Certificate in Happiness Studies & a Certificate in Facilitating Happiness from Harvard’s Tal Ben-Shahar and is a Chief Happiness Officer Certificate. Tia is also a Certified coach with the International Coaching Federation.
Mattering consists of feeling valued and adding value. We can feel valued by ourselves and others, and we can add value to ourselves and others. We all need to get and give support during the COVID-19 pandemic to improve our own health and the well-being of others. Each one of us copes differently with the current crisis, and this is why it’s important to develop a toolkit that suits different situations and different personalities. In this session we cover strategies for mattering at the personal, interpersonal, occupational, and communal levels.
About Isaac Prilleltensky
Isaac Prilleltensky, a WOHASU speaker, was born in Argentina and has lived and worked in Israel, Canada, Australia, and the United States. He is the Former Dean of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, the inaugural Erwin and Barbara Mautner Chair in Community Well-Being, and the Vice Provost for Institutional Culture. He has published eight books and over 120 articles and chapters. His interests are in the promotion of well-being in individuals, organizations, and communities; and in the integration of wellness and fairness.
The habits of yesterday do not work for today. Coronavirus craziness calls for a new way of living, working, and playing. In this session, you’ll learn how to increase your capacity for stability, leading yourself and others towards the good even in uncertain times—building your resilience and embodying your “I-can-do-this” spirit.
About Megan McDonough
Megan McDonough is the CEO and founder of Wholebeing Institute, a leading educational organization teaching the science of human flourishing across the globe. With a degree in nuclear medicine, decades of leadership experience, and 25 years of teaching and practicing yoga, Megan combines intellectual understanding with an embodied approach to teaching and leading. She’s an award-winner author of four books on mindfulness. Her work focuses on helping people thrive and organizations to do the same.
James Wallman is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, futurist, keynote speaker, and government adviser. He has written 2 bestselling books about the experience economy, Stuffocation (Penguin, 2015) and Time And How To Spend It (Penguin, 2019).
He runs strategy, innovation, and futures consultancy The Future is Here. Recent clients include KPMG, HSBC, IDEO, Avis, Facebook, and Marriott International. He has given talks from TEDx at the London School of Economics to the Collision Conference in Las Vegas, Google HQ in California, and 10 Downing Street. His opinions have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Economist, and Wired. He has appeared on TV and radio from Australia to Brazil and the US.
He advises the British government on the experience economy: he is a ‘Sector Specialist, Experience Economy’ at the UK’s Department for International Trade. He holds an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford; an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London; and a Diploma in Entrepreneurship from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.