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CoachX Video: Colleen Boselli on Strengths

Colleen Boselli, an IOC Fellow and leadership coach with over 25 years of experience as a corporate leader, consultant and business coach, explores how to tap your unrealized strengths....

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The Journal of Positive Psychology

A self-determination perspective of strengths use at work: Examining its determinant and performance implications

We investigate the role of strengths use in the workplace by drawing on self-determination theory (SDT) to propose that strengths use at work can yield performance benefits in terms of task performance and discretionary helping, and that the social context, in the form of leader autonomy support, can promote employees’ strengths use....

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The Journal of Positive Psychology

Through the lens of strength: A framework for educating the heart

The work of Chris Peterson and his colleagues provides a context and rationale for creating a new paradigm for character education....

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Podcast: VIA Character Strengths with Ryan Niemiec: Improving Well-being, Mindfulness, Leadership, and Teamwork,

IOC Founder Carol Kauffman interviews Ryan Niemiec, one of the leaders of the Positive Psychology movement.  He is the developer of the VIA Character Strengths and discusses them in action: Improving Well-being, Mindfulness, Leadership, and Teamwork .

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From strengths use to work performance: The role of harmonious passion subjective vitality and concentration

Research has shown that strengths use and development can foster individual performance and well-being at work. However to date little is known about the underlying psychological processes that might be operating in this relation....

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Coaching and Mentoring Journal

Facilitating Internal Motivation: Impacts of the Life Code Matrix Model on Working Life

One of the key challenges of coaching is facilitating internal motivation in clients. The Life Code Matrix model (LCM) was designed to overcome this challenge. The research discussed in this paper aimed to evaluate the LCM process and its impact on the lives of working adults....

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Nimm das Geld und freu dich dran: Wie Sie ein gutes Verhältnis zu Geld bekommen

The IOC is pleased to share books authored by our Fellows and Sponsors. Nimm das Geld und freu dich dran: Wie Sie ein gutes Verhältnis zu Geld bekommen (Take the money and enjoy it: how you can develop a good relationship with money)   ...

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An experiential approach to teaching positive psychology to undergraduates

Positive psychology is not only a science but an applied science as well. As such the undergraduate classroom can act as a laboratory in which students can personally experience the interventions associated with this field....

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Development and validation of the solution-focused inventory

Solution-focused coaching and solution-focused therapy are strengths-based approaches which emphasize people’s resources and resilience and how these can be used in the pursuit of purposeful positive change....

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Coaching and Mentoring Journal

Retaining High Potential Talent: Assessment and Coaching As a Means of Avoiding the Mahna-Mahna Effect

This study explores how coaching effectiveness is enhanced by focusing on and managing of the relative frequency of individual job tasks and how it contributes to deepening the leadership bench in organisations....

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