Tag Archives: Organizational Development

Two Truths, No Lie: Positive Psychology

Dr. Martin Seligman is a mentor of mine in spirit. His day job however is being the father of Positive Psychology and its’ two supporting theories: the Authentic Happiness Theory (AHT) and the Well Being Theory (WBT). Spoiler alerts: He was … Continue reading

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Commencement Goes Hollywood!

The trend to have celebrity commencement speakers, often Hollywood A-listers, is going strong. Roosevelt University was an early adopter when Oprah spoke at our graduation 16 years ago. As we look back at last year’s commencement speakers, here are two … Continue reading

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Don’t Fall into the Capability Trap: Does your organization work harder or smarter?

When organizations fall on hard times, as many do in our volatile market, the way they deal with the performance gap typically involves either working harder or working smarter. When organizations take the “work harder” path, they cut staff, increase … Continue reading

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Put Your Best Self Forward: The reflected best-self exercise

Do you remember the last time you were extraordinary at work? I’m sure you can recall several moments when your best efforts were recognized and affirmed by others. Memories like these create a portrait of our “best selves” and can help … Continue reading

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Energizing Your Team For Success

Every organization has that person; the one who is always first to make a negative comment or point out flaws when new ideas are presented. They suck the life out of every committee or team they are on. In my … Continue reading

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Coaching Theory: Don’t put the cart before the horse

Coaching is all about doing –having conversations, using tools, assessments, making plans, following up and evaluating performance.  It’s not about theory and models and research, right?  Unfortunately, this belief is all too common in coaching and has led many experts to … Continue reading

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Beyond Corporate America: Non-traditional career paths for training and development graduates

Kathleen Iverson, Roosevelt University Training and Development Department Chair If you visit the RU Training job board, you’ll find many opportunities for instructional designers and e learning specialists. In fact, instructional design was listed as No. 38 in 2012 in … Continue reading

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