I dare you to watch this TED Talk by psychologist Shawn Achor and not see ways to change your corporate culture to be much more positive, open to ideas, optimistic and successful.
In it Shawn shares five simple ways that his team has successfully helped trained people in companies to rewire their brains to be more optimistic and successful: gratitudes, journaling, exercise, meditation, and random acts of kindness. All are fairly easy to do and cost little.
The three I find most useful:
- Three gratitudes: write down three new things you are grateful for every day for 21 days.
- Journaling: write about one positive experience that’s happened in past 24 hours.
- Random acts of kindness: write one positive email a day thanking or praising someone in your social and/or professional network.
Enjoy. On top of being so smart, Shawn is a great presenter.