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What’s the Science of Positivity?

What’s the Science of Positivity?

If you increase the level of positivity in your workplace, you can increase the bottom line there and enjoy great success, writes Dr. Steve Gladis in this excerpt from his book Positive Leadership: The Game Changer at Work.

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Positive Leadership Certificate Program Will Empower Leaders this Fall

Positive Leadership Certificate Program Will Empower Leaders this Fall

Dr. Steve Gladis and Dr. Beth Cabrera, who are both Senior Scholars at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, work together on a popular Positive Leadership Certificate program that teaches people the skills they need to put positivity into practice on the job every day. This fall, Gladis and Cabrera will teach a new cohort at the Mason Institute for Leadership Excellence.

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Arts and Nature: A Double Dose of Well-Being

Arts and Nature: A Double Dose of Well-Being

Planning to enjoy time outdoors or seeing a show or this summer? Doing so is not only fun, it's also a smart choice to invest in your well-being. CWB Senior Scholar and MILE faculty member Dr. Beth Cabrera’s latest blog explores why the arts and nature are two key factors for well-being.

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Embracing the Unknown

Embracing the Unknown

How can we embrace the unknown? CWB Senior Scholar and MILE faculty member Dr. Beth Cabrera’s blog explores how to reduce anxiety and increase resilience by accepting life's surprises.

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Workplace Well-Being – Indeed, love has a lot to do with it:  A spotlight on the research of Dr. Mandy O’Neill

Workplace Well-Being – Indeed, love has a lot to do with it: A spotlight on the research of Dr. Mandy O’Neill

Dr. O’Neill, a Senior Scientist for the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB) and Assistant Professor of Management in the George Mason University School of Business, along with faculty in the Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology program - ranked 10th in North America - contribute to this unique body of knowledge. Dr. O’Neill’s work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, as well as numerous prestigious academic journals.

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Resilience: The Key to Thriving During Uncertainty

Resilience: The Key to Thriving During Uncertainty

Learning how to be a resilient person — someone who can manage uncertainty and recover from adversity well — is crucial because it develops our inner strength. Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington will deliver a keynote speech at the Leading to Well-Being Conference in April, where leaders and learners will discuss the latest research and innovative ideas about resilience.

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