June 11, 2018

The way strategy is formulated in organizations needs to be revolutionized; many companies still use deficiency-oriented models which are unable to keep up with the depths of strategic shifts required...

March 16, 2018

When was the last time you felt fully recovered from your stressful work environment? Job demands are higher than ever and with increased work speed, job insecurity and complex work environments the p...

November 10, 2017

Good communication is the key when it comes to positive social interaction. But what does a healthy conversation look like? And how can you improve communication in a romantic relationship? Read on fo...

September 21, 2017

We are soft-wired to feel other people’s emotions just by looking at them. Without any words, we feel their joy, fear or anger. Responsible for this connection are brain cells called mirror neurons. B...

June 7, 2017

Originally developed in an organizational context, the concept of Psychological Capital with its four pillars of Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism (HERO) has been linked to job as well as life s...

February 13, 2017

We all have the leading part in the play of our life. Our aims and goals seem very important and time has long been added to the list of scarce resources. But every now and then a moment of awe manage...

January 3, 2017

When it comes to the top management in organisations, scepticism towards strengths-based leadership approaches and interventions is still common. So how can we encourage top hot shots to talk about th...

November 16, 2016

If you have a feeling that the voice in your head may be your worst critic, read on! Because the way you talk to yourself plays a vital role on your wellbeing.

Wouldn’t it be nice to feel accepted and...

October 21, 2016

He has come to Vienna on a mission.

Kim Cameron, professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan, hopes to enable a one percent improvement in the workplace by the end of today’...

October 20, 2016

When it comes to motivation, literature still lacks a general concept. Despite the fact that many theorieshave been typed and tested over the years, we are still unsure what determines what we want. M...

July 21, 2016

Julian Treasure claims that we are losing our hearing. And he has a point! With personal broadcasting replacing the art of conversation, and silence becoming a scarce resource, we have forgotten how t...

February 1, 2016

It has been a while since Jensen and Luthans (2006) found the employee’s perception of authentic leadership to be the strongest single predictor of employee job satisfaction, organisational commitment...

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A lot has been said and written about the “good life”, and with some 7.3 billion people on this planet, there are quite possibly as many opinions on what it constitutes. If I have learnt one thing in...

November 9, 2015

Do you think of yourself as a creative person? According to English author and educator Sir Kenneth Robinson, everyone has the talent to initiate “the process of having original ideas that have value“...

October 13, 2015

Professor Ruch, you have been researching humor for over three decades. What are you currently working on?

We are actually aiming to fill a research gap which has existed for decades. While there have...

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