Sunday, September 25, 2011

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: POSITIVE LEADERSHIP: RESTORING A CULTURE OF CONFIDENCE

Shawn Achor Harvard Researcher & Positive Psychology Expert,

Confidence, trust and job satisfaction are at historic lows.  When the economic collapse began, the world’s largest banks called in Positive Psychology Expert Shawn Achor to research how to restore confidence at the workplace.  Shawn studied managers who maintained high levels of success and leadership during the most challenging of times. He found that our brains create confidence based on the belief that our behavior matters to the outcome we desire.  To develop this trust, we must create "wins" for our brain necessary to overcome learned helplessness and must train our brains for rational optimism. Based on the science of positive psychology and case studies of working with companies in the midst of an economic collapse, Shawn provides practical applications for raising the belief that individual behavior matters and helping leaders to keep teams motivated and engaged.

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