38 minutes | Feb 11th 2021

Using research-based positive psychology to become a better leader with Dr. Michelle McQuaid | Thought Leader

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dr. Michelle McQuaid, a best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher, and playful change activator. Michelle McQuaid talks about how positive psychology has influenced her perspective on leadership and shares lessons for effectively leading teams and organizations.Some highlights:How Dr. Michelle McQuaid came to positive psychology and the science of behavior changeWhy and how positive psychology is critical to leadershipHow to be an authentic leader by embracing imperfectionsLessons learned from Carol Dweck’s research on Growth MindsetThe power of psychological safety in unleashing team performanceHow Dr. Michelle McQuaid uses a learning loop with her team for more effective team communicationsThe critical role wellness and wellbeing play in organizational cultureDr. Michelle McQuaid’s thoughts on how to navigate through struggle as a leaderAlso mentioned in this episode:Tal Ben Shahar,  author and founder of Happiness Studies AcademyMartin Seligman, Psychologist and father of Positive PsychologyCarol Dweck,  Psychologist and author of mindsetAmy Edmondson, HBS professor and author of The Fearless OrganizationConnect with Michelle McQuiad:Michelle McQuaid’s websiteMaking Positive Psychology Work Michelle McQuaid on LinkedIn Michelle McQuaid on TwitterConnect with Mahan Tavakoli:MahanTavakoli.comMore information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: PartneringLeadership.com
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