Our fast-changing world will require new responses. Critical thinking will be important to ensure we can navigate the complexities of modern times. But what is it?
Dr Kelly Allen MAPS says research shows that a sense of belonging is important to ensure young people thrive at school
A state of being totally absorbed in an activity, in which we feel both adequately challenged and equipped with the skills to meet the challenge. The concept forms part of ‘positive psychology’. Flow, also referred to as being in the zone, was developed by the psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. He has linked achieving flow to increased…
In high-risk occupations, leaders can protect the health of their staff by promoting certain behaviours like getting enough sleep, dealing with grief or talking up about stress.
Many professions - paramedics, police, firefighters - involve helping people in traumatic circumstances but witnessing trauma has its own effects that can haunt people for life.
Helping swimmers struggling with anxiety or poor performance, building team dynamics and minimising distractions in the athletes’ village are all in a day's work for sports psychologist Georgia Ridler at the Olympics.
Training the mind is the difference between winning gold and failing to qualify in Rio.
Developing connections outside traditional hierarchies can help organisations and employees to become more efficient, creative and better able to deal with complex problems.
A strengths-based approach to leadership is more effective than the traditional method of focussing on performance weaknesses. To help organisations grow and thrive we need to tap into people’s strengths.
Elite athletes use a lot more than natural born talent to achieve personal bests. The best part is many of the strategies they rely on for success are just as useful for amateur athletes.