Expanding psychological Capital For Competitive Advantage
When we look at the past we can learn from where we have come from – Traditional Economic Capital. This is about the tangible things we have within our organisations. What we HAVE.
We moved in to understanding the importance of developing our Human Capital – increasing skills, abilities and ultimately the experience of the individuals within our organisations. What you KNOW.
As leadership development further progressed, we understood the importance of Social Capital. The networks and relationships that we built. WHO you know.
We are now in the stage of development Authentic Leadership approaches and understanding Psychological Capital. How we understand ourselves as a person, our self-awareness, ability to self-regulate in response to others, how we understand and develop Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism, The importance of WHO YOU ARE!
Adapted from: Luthans, F., Luthans, K.W., & Luthans, B.C. (2004). Positive psychological capital: beyond human and social capital.
I really enjoyed the course both the online component and the 3-day face-to-face workshop.
“The workshop was just a lot more interactive and there were some good practical exercises that I enjoyed. For example I took away lots of tips on exercises including stillness and active mindfulness – that will help me to implement breaks in my very busy life. I think that’s really important according to what I have been taught to prepare myself for that peak performance state. I thought it only applied to sports but in fact for myself to really think clearly and present the version of myself to the team. I really need to be in that state.”
Thanks for training me to become a confident speaker.
“It has been one of the most valuable knowledge and skills gained through my PhD candidature. I enjoy applying the concepts learned, such as mindfulness practices into academic presentations or all aspects of my life.”
The importance of being in action, not letting resistance and hesitations get in the way.
“It’s given me a lot of tools and information that I can research more and new ways to think and how I can put things into action. Knowing that I have the ability, the resources, and the inner wisdom to do these things with courage, is great. The importance of being in action, not letting resistance and hesitations get in the way, trusting my own gut and my wisdom, the importance of affirmation has been really reinforced for me. Authentic Leadership is not about being a leader as the official title but leading your own life.”