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

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

Update: 2021-02-11
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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 change
  • Why and how positive psychology is critical to leadership
  • How to be an authentic leader by embracing imperfections
  • Lessons learned from Carol Dweck’s research on Growth Mindset
  • The power of psychological safety in unleashing team performance
  • How Dr. Michelle McQuaid uses a learning loop with her team for more effective team communications
  • The critical role wellness and wellbeing play in organizational culture
  • Dr. Michelle McQuaid’s thoughts on how to navigate through struggle as a leader




Also mentioned in this episode:

Tal Ben Shahar,  author and founder of Happiness Studies Academy
Martin Seligman, Psychologist and father of Positive Psychology
Carol Dweck,  Psychologist and author of mindset
Amy Edmondson, HBS professor and author of The Fearless Organization

Connect with Michelle McQuiad:

Michelle McQuaid’s website

Making Positive Psychology Work 

Michelle McQuaid on LinkedIn 

Michelle McQuaid on Twitter


Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:

MahanTavakoli.com


More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 

PartneringLeadership.com



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

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

Mahan Tavakoli; Michelle McQuiad