Episode 53

Published on:

15th Nov 2020

Grow in gratitude and positive psychology with Nico Rose

Whatever it is you’re doing to cope with the constant new normal of these uncertain times as we barrel into the holiday season, we hope it is healthy but even if it’s not, we’re glad you’re finding a way to apply some positivity to your life. To help you do just that, we have brought on author of three books and positive psychologist, Nico Rose, who holds a doctoral degree in business administration. He´s also a graduate of the MAPP program at University of Pennsylvania.

Nico is a full professor of organizational psychology at International School of Management (ISM), Dortmund, one of Germany´s premier Business Schools. Prior to that, he served as the Vice President Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition at Bertelsmann, Europe´s largest media corporation. He is a frequent interview partner on human resources and leadership topics in newspapers, professional magazines, and online publications. Nico is also a regular keynote speaker at corporate events and conventions on leadership, coaching, and human resources. He lives in Hamm/Germany with his wife Ina, two children, and two cats.



Time Stamps:

2:39 Nico shares how he got started in the field of positive psychology 

7:25 We dive into the misunderstandings of positive psychology 

12:03 Nico explains post traumatic growth and the five points used to identify it 

17:50 Nico shares the results of his survey during the corona crisis and the role gratitude plays in post traumatic growth 

20:33 We dive deeper into the power of gratitude 

22:59 Shelley shares about her dissertation on gratitude 

25:52 Nico shares his top recommendations for specific behaviors we can adapt into our lives and routines right now

34:22 The conversation switches gears to talk about organizational leadership and Nico explains his CAARMA Method and how it assesses people’s overall meaning and purpose at work

45:35 Nico shares the scientific finding in positive psychology that has intrigued him the most 

49:18 Where you can find Nico

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The Big Self Show
The pursuit of leadership growth and well-being
For leaders and team-builders in the business world, especially those bridging the gap between the first half of life into the second. We are your guides out of burnout, stress, and inertia. We are experts in improving communication, trust, identifying breakdowns, and empowering your values. We deep dive into the Enneagram as a source for living a more intelligent and grounded life.

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Chad Prevost

Dr. Chad has advanced degrees in creative writing, literature, and theology. Being married to a psychotherapist has been another education. A workshop leader and entrepreneur, he has started and participated in writing and literary arts communities in New York, Austin, Atlanta and Chattanooga. He also has experience writing as a journalist for startups in tech and logistics. He is the author of several books of poetry, as well as interactive-fiction for youth. Over the years, he has innovated writing processes to foster reflection and insight, narrative strength, and authentic voice.