Grow Your Career with Positive Psychology!<br />     Cori Ashworth, M.Ed. C.A.G.S.<br />      		  Career Continuum<br />
Agenda<br />Review Background on Positive Psychology<br />Identify Positive Psychology Principles for Career Application<b...
Positive Psychology Background<br />Dr. Martin Seligman, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania<br /><ul><li>Started Non-Illnes...
Identified Positive Aspects of Personality
Measures Positive Personality, Building a Body of Literature and Solid Data</li></li></ul><li>Three Levels of Happiness<br...
Level 1 Engagement<br />Level of everyday enjoyment<br />Creature comforts<br />Congenial company<br />Fun !<br />Pleasura...
Level 2 Engagement<br />Conscious activity<br />Engage in the activity for its own sake<br />State of Mind-Flow<br />Flow-...
Level Three Engagement<br />Use your signature strengths as much as possible-  combination of something you like to do and...
 Ways to Make Incremental Change in Your Current Work<br />Identify your signature strengths<br />Identify ways to use str...
The Pivot<br />Remain centered and watchful; you have the locus of control<br />Look for the alternative ways to view even...
VIA Questionnaire<br />Measures signature character strengths<br />24 strengths identified-leadership, bravery, curiosity ...
Next Steps at Your Current Work Site<br />Identify your strengths<br />Identify when/where you use them now<br />Identify ...
Q and A ??????<br />" You are your own best resource and your own worst enemy. Operate from belief in yourself."<br />Cori...
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03/17/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: Grow your career with positive psychology! with Cori Ashworth

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03/17/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: Grow your career with positive psychology! with Cori Ashworth

  1. 1. Grow Your Career with Positive Psychology!<br /> Cori Ashworth, M.Ed. C.A.G.S.<br /> Career Continuum<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Review Background on Positive Psychology<br />Identify Positive Psychology Principles for Career Application<br />Ways to Make Incremental Change in Your Current Work<br />Online Measure for Your Use<br />Q and A<br />
  3. 3. Positive Psychology Background<br />Dr. Martin Seligman, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania<br /><ul><li>Started Non-Illness Based Model
  4. 4. Identified Positive Aspects of Personality
  5. 5. Measures Positive Personality, Building a Body of Literature and Solid Data</li></li></ul><li>Three Levels of Happiness<br />Pleasure/ Immediate Enjoyment<br />Engagement/Flow<br />Meaning/Greater Good/Big Picture<br />
  6. 6. Level 1 Engagement<br />Level of everyday enjoyment<br />Creature comforts<br />Congenial company<br />Fun !<br />Pleasurable activity<br />
  7. 7. Level 2 Engagement<br />Conscious activity<br />Engage in the activity for its own sake<br />State of Mind-Flow<br />Flow-MihalyCsikzentmihalyi, 1990<br />No sense of time<br />Sustained focus and determination<br />Stretches your capacities<br />Autotelic self in operation<br />
  8. 8. Level Three Engagement<br />Use your signature strengths as much as possible- combination of something you like to do and do well<br />Apply these strengths where you can in service to support others and organizations<br />Combine engagement and meaning for the greatest impact<br />
  9. 9. Ways to Make Incremental Change in Your Current Work<br />Identify your signature strengths<br />Identify ways to use strengths to accomplish organizational goals and growth<br />Apply strengths with teams, colleagues and initiatives with others<br />Appreciate the small, good events at work <br />
  10. 10. The Pivot<br />Remain centered and watchful; you have the locus of control<br />Look for the alternative ways to view events and people (Fortunately, unfortunately exercise)<br />Take a moment, and then decide how to move forward; diminish reaction, increase reflection and then initiate action<br />
  11. 11. VIA Questionnaire<br />Measures signature character strengths<br />24 strengths identified-leadership, bravery, curiosity are examples of signature strengths<br />Top 5 are the most important<br />Transferable to many areas of life<br />Website: www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx<br />
  12. 12. Next Steps at Your Current Work Site<br />Identify your strengths<br />Identify when/where you use them now<br />Identify opportunities to use them more<br />Look for the 3 levels of happiness in your current work situation<br />If at 70/30-good level of operation<br />If not, consider how to increase it or alternatives<br />
  13. 13. Q and A ??????<br />" You are your own best resource and your own worst enemy. Operate from belief in yourself."<br />Cori Ashworth<br />
  14. 14. Cori AshworthCareer Continuum<br />Career Coaching<br />Management Coaching<br />MBTI<br />Focus on Women in Management<br />

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