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When it comes to giving someone at work feedback, do you tend to step up—or step away?
When it comes to getting ahead in your organization, is it a case of survival of the fittest, or the survival of the kindest?
Does the prospect of change leave people in your workplace groaning? With the rate of technological change now outpacing our ability to adapt, it’s easy to understand why.
Do you feel like you belong at work? Or do you waste time worrying about why you don’t fit in?
Are you full of good intentions that you’re finding hard to turn into actions when it comes to improving your well-being?
Have you tried to help people be more strengths-focused in your workplace? Perhaps you've encouraged them to complete a strengths survey—more than 20 million people have!
Do you ever find yourself clamoring for attention or recognition of your ideas from others? Are there times when a quiet ego might serve you better?
Is the pace of change in your workplace wearing people out? Change doesn't have to be a bad thing.
How do you react during upheaval or challenging times in your workplace? Could choosing how you show up in these times make a difference to you and others?
Is realizing your potential primarily a solo, competitive endeavor? Or is your ability to connect with others the secret to success?
How easy do you find it to forgive others? Let’s face it, sometimes other people can be rude, mean, and downright hurtful.
How do you identify yourself at work? Is it as someone who enthusiastically engages in what you do each day? Who looks for ways to keep growing your talent and skills?
Is purpose a vibrant force that drives why and how you do things in your organization?
Can you read the minds of others? And how often do you really get it right?
Do you bounce into work Monday morning? Are you full of energy, enthusiasm, and ideas for the week ahead?
How does your organization cope with change? What if you could turn your upheavals into positive disruptions?
The results of The Wellbeing Lab Workplace Survey are both surprising and helpful when it comes to understanding what workplaces can do to improve their people’s wellbeing.
If you rated your leadership style and ability to inspire and motivate others, how would you score? Would the people you lead agree?
When was the last time you felt overcome with frustration, fear, or anger at work? What’s the best way to deal with these emotions?
How do you deal with your difficult feelings? Do you try to wish them away, bottle them up, or stew over them? Is there a better way to deal with these emotions?
What stories do people tell about each other in your workplace? Are they stories that improve or undermine their relationships?
Does your team get tangled up in interpersonal distress? How do you make it safer for your people to speak up?
What do you see when you look around your workplace? Boredom and disinterest? Here's how to turn things around.
Is there a real business case for helping people to be happier at work? Or is it just a dreamy aspiration? Or at best a passing fad?
Does your team feel exhausted from trying to keep up with the pace of change in your workplace? Should you be trying to create control or let the chaos happen?
How do the conversations you have at work generally leave you feeling? And how does this impact your relationships and your performance?
If you’re like most people, you fail to stick with your daily goals about twenty percent of the time. What's the best way to reverse this trend?
Do you find yourself struggling to have tough conversations at work? What is it that makes these conversations so tough?
Do you wish you could solve the world’s problems—or at least the problems of your workplace? What’s the best way to tackle them?
It seems everywhere we look there are formulas promised to make us happier. . Is it just the latest fad that’s likely to come and go? Or is there more to happiness at work?
Michelle McQuaid is a workplace wellbeing teacher translating research from positive psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies for health, happiness, and business success.
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