Happiness Set Point

How often haven´t you made an important decision because you were afraid to become unhappy because of it? We humans tend to have a negativity bias and focus more on what can go wrong than on what can go right. I reflected on this when I heard about the concept of the Happiness Set Point, which, according to happiness researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky, means that after positive events and after negative events, we tend to go…

Success by influence or energy?

Have you ever experienced how energised you felt after talking to someone or the contrary, you felt drained afterwards? Probably you have, and in organisations this is a stronger indicator for succes than many people realize. According to Kim Cameron, professor and co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations, instead of mapping networks of information or influence, networks of relational energy can be more useful as organizations with a culture based on positive relationships, are…