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Transforming Performance at Work

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Transforming Performance at Work

The Power of Positive Psychology

AUTHOR : By Sarah Alexander Edited by Bob Thomson

ISBN : 9781914171833

Edition No : 1

Publication : May 10, 2023

Extent : 192 pgs

ISBN : 9781914171840

Edition No : 1

Publication : May 10, 2023

Extent : 192 pgs

ISBN : 9781914171857

Edition No : 1

Publication : May 10, 2023

Extent : 192 pgs


An examination of how positive psychology can transform performance at work, essential for anyone looking to both grow in their professional career and improve their well-being. It is equally appropriate for employees or for managers and leaders looking to increase performance in their teams and departments.

The modern workplace has been changing in response to a global pandemic, and there has been a higher demand for more flexible working patterns and an increased focus on mental health and well-being in the workplace. This book gives organisations the tools to create a positive work environment so that everyone's mental health and well-being at work can thrive.

Positive psychology is described as the science of happiness and the study of how people can flourish. Alexander deconstructs the idea that being a high-flyer means high stress and shows how flourishing teams - those that are happy and well - can be high-performing teams. It describes practical ideas, tips and tools for learning and development that can be employed at individual, team and organisational levels to achieve the dual aim of performance and positivity.

Part of the Business in Mind series.


Chapter 1: Introduction 

Chapter 2: Happy high performer 

Chapter 3: Superpowers 

Chapter 4: People matter 

Chapter 5: Finding meaning 

Chapter 6: Accomplishment 

Chapter 7: Resilience 

Chapter 8: Well-being in action and conclusions 


Sarah Alexanderis an executive and leadership coach, experienced facilitator, trainer, and designs learning programmes for organisations to help develop individuals and teams. She has worked with many individuals who want a successful career but also want to flourish in what they do – feel positive, happy, well, and have purpose.  

Bob Thomson is a Professor at Warwick Business School, an experienced and accredited coach and supervisor of coaching, and a workplace mediator. He collaborated with the University of Warwick Wellbeing Services team to deliver a series of webinars to help line managers support their staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.  He has worked as a volunteer counsellor and as a Samaritan. He is the author of a number of books on coaching and learning from experience.

He was previously Leadership Development Manager at National Grid Transco. Before moving into coaching and management development he worked as an economist for eleven years with British Steel and ICI. Bob has degrees in Maths, in Economics and in Management Learning. He also has Certificates in Counselling, Coaching, Supervision, and Mediation.

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