Embedding Positivity in Times of Crisis:
Training, Connection and Supportive Networks Accelerate Recovery


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Chief Inspiration Officer, International Thought Leader Network
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    Thu, Sep 03, 2020 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
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    $0 (Free)
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Many leaders worry, especially now, that trying to emphasize positivity and happiness will make them look out of touch — and rather than helping their people, it will backfire. The great temptation is to wait until the crisis is over and things are back to normal before talking about such topics.

The reason for this is quite sensible at first. It feels tone deaf to talk about the positive when people are suffering. Upon closer reflection a huge flaw is found in this mindset. If we are waiting until challenges lessen at work to find happiness and optimism, we will never find happiness. Nor will we receive its proven benefits in our personal and professional lives. In fact, when we have large challenges facing our worlds, we need our best brains possible to bear upon that situation. 

Two decades of research by Training 2021 keynote speaker Shawn Achor and our team consistently show is that the greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy is a positive and engaged brain — especially during crisis and suffering. The more positive the brain becomes during challenges, the more capable it is to recover from stress, anxiety, and trauma, and pro-actively adapt to changing circumstances.

In this webinar, you’ll hear the story of Genesis Health System, recently featured in Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/2020/06/what-leading-with-optimism-really-looks-like and we’ll explore “what leading with optimism really looks like” in times of significant challenge.

You will learn:
  • why positivity training and interventions matter greatly…and how to successfully embed them
  • how connection can build a “collective confidence” so that people take ownership over new mindsets, routines, and ways of working
  • the essential value of mobilizing optimism through supportive networks and learning together to accelerate recovery and help people come into psychological and emotional balance

NOW is the time for you to make the necessary link for your organizations, not only between positivity and performance, but also for positivity as the pathway forward in this pivotal moment for so many people. The empowering webinar will provide you with the evidence needed and enable your needed leadership!

About Devin Hughes

Devin C. Hughes, Chief Inspiration Officer at International Thought Leader Network, is a highly sought-after speaker, author, happiness muse, mindfulness trainer & executive coach who speaks to a variety of leaders, groups, organizations, and teams who have a desire to break down enterprise-wide cultural barriers, improve personal/organizational performance and enhance communication through greater self-awareness and understanding of one another. His approach draws from the science of positive psychology, positive organizational research, appreciative inquiry, neuroscience, mindset and mindfulness.

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