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Thriving Cybersecurity Professionals: Building A Resilient Workforce And Psychological Safety In The Federal Government, Rephael Houston Aug 2019

Thriving Cybersecurity Professionals: Building A Resilient Workforce And Psychological Safety In The Federal Government, Rephael Houston

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Cybersecurity professionals in the federal government work on complex problems in organizations where they have multiple competing roles. In addition, the gap between workers with cyber skills and job openings means that current cybersecurity professionals must carry a heavy load. Combined, this can lead to stress that has negative consequences for their well-being. Positive psychology can help address this, particularly through enhancing positive experiences, leveraging character strengths, developing resilience skills, and building psychological safety. Resilience skills help cybersecurity professionals increase capacity their capacity to deal with uncertainty and build strong teams. Psychological safety supports and environment of innovation and professional ...


Voicing Stress, Deanna Taylor May 2019

Voicing Stress, Deanna Taylor

Joseph Wharton Scholars

Stress in the workplace is commonplace and how employees choose to voice their stress can have an impact on their performance evaluations and their career progression. Employees must successfully navigate workplace dynamics when they choose to voice their stress to their managers. While there is significant research regarding stress and voice in the workplace, little exists about the intersection, voicing stress. This research provides new experimental data and insights to help explain how voicing stress impacts an employee’s performance evaluations. Distinguishing between the concepts of challenge stress, hindrance stress, supportive voice, and challenging voice, this study tests several hypotheses ...


Work Namaste: The Importance Of Mattering At Work, And How A Leader Can Create An Environment Where Employees Feel They And Their Work Matter, Rebecca J. Lamperski Aug 2018

Work Namaste: The Importance Of Mattering At Work, And How A Leader Can Create An Environment Where Employees Feel They And Their Work Matter, Rebecca J. Lamperski

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

The concept of mattering is an underdeveloped, yet important component of an employee’s success in the workplace, and personal well-being. Deficit-based leadership strategies employed by many organizations can break-down the ability for an employee to feel that they and their work matter, however, the focus by leaders on mattering can lead employees to feel: my leader is invested in my success, I am noticed, I am cared about, I am depended upon, I would be missed if I were not here, my leader is interested in what I say and do, I am appreciated, and I am noticed for ...


Living Your Calling In The Social Sector: A Theory About How To Thrive And Have A Lasting Impact In The World., Ilaina Rabbat Aug 2018

Living Your Calling In The Social Sector: A Theory About How To Thrive And Have A Lasting Impact In The World., Ilaina Rabbat

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

An important and overlooked group in the topic of calling is that comprising individuals who work in the social sector, defined as individuals devoted to advancing human dignity and social justice through advocacy, service, policy research, and/or impact investing at a local, national, and global level (Tirmizi & Vogelsang, 2016). Among this group, it is possible to distinguish between those that are experiencing mainly positive outcomes because of their calling—called calling thrivers—and those who are experiencing a combination of negative and positive outcomes, called calling survivors. The aim of the study is to understand the main differences between ...


2018 Mena Think Tank Summit, James G. Mcgann Jan 2018

2018 Mena Think Tank Summit, James G. Mcgann

TTCSP Global and Regional Think Tank Summit Reports

No abstract provided.


Toward Citizen Centricity: Leveraging The Citizens Academy To Foster Inclusive, Sustainable, And Generative Civic Engagement In Midland, Mi, Chira E. Cassel, Jaclyn M. Gaffaney, Luke A. Obermann, Patricia Joo Segall, Ryan L. Wynia May 2017

Toward Citizen Centricity: Leveraging The Citizens Academy To Foster Inclusive, Sustainable, And Generative Civic Engagement In Midland, Mi, Chira E. Cassel, Jaclyn M. Gaffaney, Luke A. Obermann, Patricia Joo Segall, Ryan L. Wynia

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

This service learning project aims to utilize positive psychology research to foster inclusive, sustainable, and generative civic engagement among residents of Midland, Michigan. We conceptualize civic engagement as an outgrowth of social capital, and we leverage the constructs of mattering, fairness, belonging, and bridging to offer positive interventions aimed at increasing Midland’s social capital. Specifically, we propose several changes to evolve the city government’s existing educational civic leadership program called the Citizens Academy. First, we suggest adjusting the academy’s recruitment process to expand access and inclusion by increasing the number and diversity of participants. Second, we introduce ...


Inundated: Holistically Improving Institutional Coordination And Crisis Management Following Superstorm Sandy, James Rausse Apr 2017

Inundated: Holistically Improving Institutional Coordination And Crisis Management Following Superstorm Sandy, James Rausse

Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

This Capstone analyzes institutional coordination and crisis management efforts surrounding Superstorm Sandy in the New York Metropolitan Area. It argues that response and recovery efforts were inconsistent, and at times ineffective, due to the lack of utilizing a holistic and systems thinking approach. Using the Rockaway Peninsula as a fractal exemplar of the region, this document identifies ways to improve preparation, response and recovery in a resilient fashion through improving communication, establishing trust, overcoming cognitive biases, creating a greater linkage between disaster planning and emergency management, and leveraging tools such as risk analysis and needs assessments. Through institutional coordination, crisis ...


Post-Acquisition Acculturation Study - A Small And Medium Sized Enterprise Experience, Sanjeev Panicker Jan 2017

Post-Acquisition Acculturation Study - A Small And Medium Sized Enterprise Experience, Sanjeev Panicker

Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

This capstone is a post-acquisition acculturation qualitative research study. Four diverse acquisitions of small to medium sized enterprise were studied post facto to understand the socio-cultural implications of acculturation and stress on employees pre-, during and post-acquisition process. The study suggests ways to explain and analyze the phenomenon. The study then delves into stress implications and coping mechanics during acculturation. Finally, the capstone study recommends an adapted framework to manage the socialization needs of acculturation to reduce stress and support synergies.


Getting To The Heart Of It: Commitment At Work, Grace Cormier Aug 2016

Getting To The Heart Of It: Commitment At Work, Grace Cormier

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Individuals are looking for purpose-driven work that resonates with who they are, is satisfying, and engaging. At the same time, organizations, necessarily driven by concerns over making profit, are looking to hire individuals who show up, perform consistently, and who have the organization’s best interests in mind. Though conceivably incongruent, what individuals and organizations are seeking is not dissimilar. Instead, when employees find work they can personally identify with and commit to, they are more likely to go above and beyond the call of duty, even when no one is watching. However, not all forms of commitment are created ...


Positive Psychology At Work: Psychological Capital And Thriving As Pathways To Employee Engagement, Ronald A. Levene Aug 2015

Positive Psychology At Work: Psychological Capital And Thriving As Pathways To Employee Engagement, Ronald A. Levene

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

As chief executive officers and corporate leaders around the globe seek to truly differentiate their organizations, employee engagement, when grounded in the principals of positive psychology and more deeply explored in positive organizational scholarship, offers a genuine solution. This paper defines employee engagement, its history and its grounding in positive psychology. Further it explains how two constructs, Psychological Capital and Thriving, provide a point of entry for organizations to increase the emergence of employee engagement. Finally, it discusses how the organization that leverages these two constructs as a means to enhance the engagement of their individual employees has the potential ...


The Evolution Of Business: Cultivating Flourishing For Organizations And Their Stakeholders, Andrew T. Brady Aug 2015

The Evolution Of Business: Cultivating Flourishing For Organizations And Their Stakeholders, Andrew T. Brady

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Both biological and cultural evolution are delineated by dual, ongoing processes of differentiation and integration. Companies labeled as Firms of Endearment whose social consciousness blurs the distinction between for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, represent the positive deviants of evolution among organizations. The ongoing process of evolution creates non-zero-sum relationships that enable sustained organizational success while cultivating the flourishing of all stakeholders. By exploring the positive psychology and positive organizational scholarship research that can illuminate the mechanisms behind the success of these positive deviants, organizations can learn to evolve themselves through a process of differentiation and integration, while overcoming the trust and ...


Walking Their Talk: The Role Of The Body In Effective, Positive Leadership, Leeann M. Mallorie Aug 2015

Walking Their Talk: The Role Of The Body In Effective, Positive Leadership, Leeann M. Mallorie

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

The way we do anything is the way we do everything. Be it giving a presentation in the boardroom or running a marathon, we must take action using our physical bodies. Yet, despite this fact, the body has been largely overlooked in research on leadership and organizational wellbeing. The present paper aims to dispel the myth that the body is simply a tool, arguing that body-mind connection may be a critical missing piece in the formula for effective, positive leadership. I propose that important aspects of positive leadership like character strengths and practical wisdom may be trainable via mindfulness practices ...


Learning From Health Care Exemplars: How The Best Produce Extraordinary Results, Donna M. Payne Jul 2015

Learning From Health Care Exemplars: How The Best Produce Extraordinary Results, Donna M. Payne

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Health care is once again in the midst of turmoil, and the need for effective leadership in this domain is as strong as ever. We can intuitively understand that leadership in this complex system is hard and that leading through chaos and change is particularly challenging and difficult, potentially predisposing these leaders to burnout. There has been little if any research into flourishing health care leadership. I hypothesized that health care leaders who produce exceptional results would exemplify characteristics from which rising leaders could learn, and particularly these leaders’ attitudes, behaviors and values would exemplify constructs of human flourishing, the ...


Building A Lattice For School Leadership: Lessons From England, Jonathan A. Supovitz Mar 2015

Building A Lattice For School Leadership: Lessons From England, Jonathan A. Supovitz

CPRE Policy Briefs

This policy brief examines the evolution of the educational leadership development system in England to see what ideas American leaders and policymakers might take from looking transnationally. The brief is based on a more in-depth examination of that leadership development system described in a CPRE research report entitled Building a Lattice for School Leadership: The Top-to-Bottom Rethinking of Leadership Development in England and What It Might Mean for American Education. The research report was based upon a year of research on school leadership in England that included extensive background research, site visits to schools and leadership programs, and over 20 ...


Building A Lattice For School Leadership: The Top-To-Bottom Rethinking Of Leadership Development In England And What It Might Mean For American Education, Jonathan A. Supovitz Nov 2014

Building A Lattice For School Leadership: The Top-To-Bottom Rethinking Of Leadership Development In England And What It Might Mean For American Education, Jonathan A. Supovitz

CPRE Research Reports

This report examines the educational leadership development system in England over the last 15 years to identify ideas American leaders and policymakers might learn from looking cross-nationally. The report describes the rise of the National College for School Leadership in England, which spearheaded much of the early policy development and enactment and the subsequent governmental shift towards a more decentralized policy of fostering school networks. Supovitz envisions the potential assimilation of these two movements into an integrated lattice for school leadership.

The lattice for school leadership in England is the careful integration of formal and social learning opportunities for leaders ...


Global Leadership Development: An Analysis Of Talent Management, Company Types And Job Functions, Personality Traits And Competencies, And Learning And Development Methods, John Gillis Jr. Jan 2011

Global Leadership Development: An Analysis Of Talent Management, Company Types And Job Functions, Personality Traits And Competencies, And Learning And Development Methods, John Gillis Jr.

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

As our world "shrinks" and globalization increases, companies are changing strategies and operational procedures, which are dependent on leaders to deploy and implement. As companies evolve from domestic companies towards international, multinational and global companies, developing future global leaders becomes an essential component for successfully carrying out corporate global strategies. Because of this, there is an increasing need for global leaders; yet, they are not prepared, causing a significant shortage of global leaders, which is a critical issue for human resource departments.

Thus, global leadership development (GLD) programs are urgently needed to address the gap between global leadership needs and ...


Women's Career Path Typologies In The Nonprofit Sector, Lindsay K. Eierman May 2010

Women's Career Path Typologies In The Nonprofit Sector, Lindsay K. Eierman

Honors Theses (PPE)

No abstract provided.