Center for Positive Organizations

High Quality Connections

High Quality Connections

I have been feeling happier than usual and started to wonder why. As I pondered, I saw images of a number of interactions I’d been enjoying. Thanks to Jane Dutton at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, I have a concept to wrap around such energising experiences. She calls these energising moments High Quality Connections (HQC). HQC’s can be as short as 30 seconds and they benefit our bodies instantaneously.

Change The Music. Change The Dance.

Change The Music. Change The Dance.

The 1992 Baz Luhrmann classic Strictly Ballroom tells the story of Sam Hastings (Paul Mercurio) an up and coming ballroom dancer with the pedigree and talent to go all the way to the top. Despite his outstanding abilities the all powerful Ballroom Confederation, headed by Barry Fife (Bill Hunter) views Sam as a maverick and a threat to their authority.

5 Ways to Get Better at Asking for Help

5 Ways to Get Better at Asking for Help

It seems like leaders are always lamenting the lack of cooperation and collaboration in their organisations. But more often than not, the culprit isn’t their employees’ unwillingness to give others a hand — it’s the fact that most people simply don’t, or won’t, ask for help.