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

Speaker

Devin hughes home
Chief Inspiration Officer, International Thought Leader Network
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Thu, Sep 03, 2020 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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Description

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

A highly sought-after keynote speaker and successful author, Devin has been consulting, training, and writing about personal development, organizational change and the science of happiness for the last decade.

An avid storyteller who has the unique ability to connect with audiences by inspiring them to be the change they wish to see in the world, he draws on a variety of ideas, disciplines and experiences to inspire “Big Thoughts” and facilitate conversations for positive change. He inspires people to achieve their personal and organizational goals faster by capitalizing on the power of “The Happiness Advantage.”

Devin received his BA from Colgate University (1991).


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