Shannon Polly

February 22, 2016
The 7 Eleven Rule

First Impressions – the 7 Eleven Rule

As the old saying goes: ‘You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression’. According to one university study*, people make eleven decisions about […]
March 29, 2015

Thriving on Virtual Teams – Free Webinar

  The world is flat. More and more teaming occurs virtually. But how do you build rapport when you don’t have a water cooler to meet […]
February 27, 2015

Self Compassion

I was stunned when I first read Kristin Neff’s book, Self Compassion.  After having recently taken her assessment online, I realized that I am abysmal in […]
January 8, 2015

MOOC on Positive Psychology with Barbara Fredrickson

If you want to learn the basics of Positive Psychology directly from one of the most eminent researchers in the field, 2015 is your time. Barbara […]
December 12, 2014

The Power of Positive Listening

Listening is like driving.  Everyone thinks they are good at it.  But probably less than half of people really are.  That’s why I was interested by […]
September 20, 2014
Positive Business

The Benefit of a Really Big Rock

Have you ever been asked to do something at work that was so far beyond your abilities that you felt like Sisyphus pushing that rock up […]
December 23, 2013

10 Tried and True Methods for Increasing Well-Being

Since the dawn of late night television, everyone is working on their top 10 lists. Here is one list that is here to stay. Scientifically proven […]
December 23, 2013

How Love Creates Health

Love contributes to health. It doesn’t stop with counting blessings. It’s not abstract. It’s deeply physical. Let’s follow the argument made by Barbara Fredrickson during the […]
December 23, 2013

You can….Profit From the Positive

There are so many good books coming out these days!  It’s hard to keep up.  But if you still have some beach reading time, I recommend Profit […]