Defensive vs Genuine Self-Esteem

Defensive vs Genuine Self-Esteem

Leadership
I have once worked with a leader who was, simply put, obnoxious. His attitude and outcomes made his co-workers admire his business results and follow some of his instructions, due to his role-seniority, but they did not like or respect him as a person, nor did they want to follow him as a leader. This was a problem, given that they were reporting to him and the type of business they were in, required high levels of collegiality. The CEO of the organisation asked me to work with the leader and figure out if there was anything that could be done about his attitude. When I met him for the first time, he seemed arrogant, self-righteous, and appeared to regard himself as the best employee ever. He said that his…
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Gratitude

Gratitude

Wellbeing Interventions
This is one of the most frequently used interventions which is easy to do and can potentially make a huge difference. Count your blessings: daily, three times a week, or weekly (whatever works for you) write down 3-5 things you are grateful for (Emmons & McCullough, 2003). After writing down what you are grateful, amplify your wellbeing by reflecting on the reasons why you are grateful for all these things (Seligman et al., 2006) On the way from work, especially after having a challenging day, reflect about WWW (what went well) for you (Waters, 2015). Write a gratitude letter to someone you  are grateful to and never got a chance to tell them. Deliver it to them in person (Froh et al., 2009). Start a meeting at work by reflecting…
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