Prestation, positivitet, !
karriär och ledarskap!
Christina Dahlblom
[email protected]
Human flourishing – !
Doing good and feeling well
Corey L. M. Keyes
Human social needs: SCARF
David Rock, Your Brain at Work
People who have more positive emotions….
Perform better
§  Achieve 37% greater sales
§  Are 12-31% more productive §  Are 40% more likely to receive a promotion §  Have higher pay
§  Perform better as leaders
§  Receive higher performance ratings
§  Happy CEOs are more likely to lead teams of employees who are both
happy and healthy.
Are 3 times more creative Are up to 10 times more engaged Are more successful in their relationships
Contribute to successful change For a meta-­‐analysis of 200 studies and 275 000 respondents, see Lyubomirsky, S., King, L., & Diener, L. (2005). 4
People who have more positive emotions….
Differ physically
§  Wider outlook - broader scope of visual attention measured by reaction time
and eye-tracking.
§  Healthier cardial vagal tone – a marker of physical health, social attunement
and behavioral flexibility
§  Are more resistant to viruses
§  React better to vaccinations
§  Have 23% fewer fatigue symptoms §  Are 39% more likely to live to age 94
For a meta-­‐analysis of 200 studies and 275 000 respondents, see Lyubomirsky, S., King, L., & Diener, L. (2005). 5
Happiness is there before success is
§  Happy employees -> higher pay and better evaluations
18 months later
§  Happier in college -> higher income 19 years later,
regardless of initial wealth
§  Happier nuns as 20 year olds -> lived 10 years longer.
§  Större och mindre saker
–  Self-awareness = nyckeln till allt. Lära dig förstå och lyssna på dig själv. Veta vad
som ger dig energi, tar energi, när du är som bäst, hur du kan använda dina styrkor. •  Bra -> bättre på att förstå varandra – emotionell intelligens
–  Mindfulness
•  “enhanced attention to and awareness of current experiences or present reality”
•  Att kunna vara närvarande I stunden, gdkänna det som sker
–  Job crafting/työtuunaus
•  Omdefiniera ens jobb/liv så det ger en en positiv identitet och meningsfullhet: vad jag gör,
hur jag ser på det jag gör, med vem jag gör det
–  Jobba med dina vanor
•  Skapa positiva vanor – göra mer av det vi är bra på och som får oss att må bra
•  Fokusera på det som är bra – förstärka det, istället för att fixa det som är fel. Öva oss att
se det som är bra. •  Lära oss att bromsa negativa vanor
–  Men också riktigt små saker: •  Glass och godis, skratt, att man ser varandra I ögonen
–  Två saker över de övriga
•  Sociala relationer
•  Sköta om din fysik: hjärnan är en muskel: den behlver glukos, syre och vila
Sonja Lyubomirsky: !
The How of Happiness
1.  Counting your blessings
2.  Cultivating optimism
3.  Avoiding overthinking and social comparison 4.  Practicing acts of kindness 5.  Nurturing relationships 6.  Doing more activities that truly engage you
7.  Replaying and savoring life’s joys 8.  Committing to your goals 9.  Developing strategies for coping 10.  Learning to forgive 11.  Practicing religion and spirituality 12.  Taking care of your body 9
Core qualities model
Core quality
Too much Pitfall
What others appreciate about me
•  What I encourage in others
What I expect/demand from others
What I am willing to forgive in
•  What others blame me for
•  What I tolerate in myself
Posi+ve opposite Posi+ve opposite Challenge
•  What I lack in myself
•  What others wish me
•  What I admire in others
What I would hate in myself
•  What I despise in others
What I have to tolerate in others
Too much Daniel Ofman
“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Abraham Lincoln
“Happiness is not a mood, it’s a work ethic.”
Shawn Achor
Read more
Achor, Shawn (2012): Positive Intelligence. Harvard Business Review, January-February 2012
Achor, Shawn (2010): The Happiness Advantage. Crown Business
Amabile, Teresa (2011): The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity
at Work. Harvard Business Press
Bridges, William (2006): Getting them through the wilderness. Can be downloaded at
Diener, E. Biswas-Diener, R. (2008): Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth. Wiley Fredrickson, Barbara (2009): Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden
Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive. Crown Publishers New York Fredrickson, Barbara (2013): Love 2.0. How our supreme emotion affects everything we feel, think, do and
become. Hudson street press
Goleman & al (2008): Best of HBR on Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, 2nd Edition. Harvard Business
Hanson, Rick (2009): Buddha’s Brain, Barnes & Noble. www.rickhanson.netLyubomirsky, Sonja (2007): The
How of Happiness: A Practical Guide to Getting the Life You Want. The Penguin Press. Keyes, Corey L. M. (2002): The mental health continuum. From languishing to flourishing in life. Journal of
Health and Social Research, Vol. 43, June. Lyubomirsky, Sonja (2013): The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What
Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does. The Penguin Press.
Rock, David (2009): Your Brain at Work. Harpers Collins
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