In an honest statement combining something useful with unalloyed ignorance, Andrew Oswald from Warwick University says: “When people become happier, they somehow find more energy. We don’t know how they do it.”

What we do know is how to help them become happier at work; giving you as a leader a route through to that energy.

Here are three tips to help you do this:

  1. Never underestimate the value of relationships. The more you build conditions for people to build high-quality connections, the more you will increase happiness (Prof. Jane Dutton)
  2. Adopt a strength-based management development programme. When we are constantly asking people to work on their weaknesses, it doesn’t feel good (Prof. Lee Newman)
  3. Make sure you respect the work-life balance of your employees (Prof. Christine Scollon)

What are your plans to energise your team this year?

This is an extract from KineticFuture’s Positive Leadership. Peak Performance training course 2015. Leadership teams learn how to use evidence-based, practical skills from positive psychology and neuroscience to solve their own business challenges. Contact us to find out more.

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