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Welcome to our Zone Positive blog. Here you will find reflections of our experiences working with organizations and teams as they build positive work cultures. We will explore a variety of workplace challenges through the eyes of positive psychology. We look forward to your comments and feedback. Enjoy!

What’s the tone of your work meetings? Positive or negative?

Think back to the last meeting you had at work—maybe it was a planning meeting or perhaps you were going over team results. What was the tone of the meeting?  Was it positive for the most part?  Or were there undertones of judgement?  Was there praise, or was there criticism? Truth be told, both praise…

The impact of a negative boss is far-reaching!

If you’re like most people, at some point during your working life, you’ve had the experience of a bad boss.  You know…the critical, narrow-minded, uncommunicative type that has somehow managed to end up as your manager!  Surely the negative boss can become a daily thorn in your side.  Yet the influence of negative leaders goes…