Key to Success at Work
University of South Australia
Why is it that some people's view of the world
can be characterised by the proverbial glass that is half full or half
empty? Or that some people always seem to be happy no matter what life or
work throws at them? It all has to do with your levels of optimism.
Organisational psychologists Jacky Dakin
and Kathy McEwen say that success at work is not just dependent on talent
and drive but also on your attitude to success and failure. In other
words, it comes down to your level of optimism, and the good news is that
it's not just something you are burn with - you can learn to be
This was just one of the messages from the
first of the 2003 Women and Leadership (WAL) courses for UniSA women.
The courses are run on behalf of the Human
Resources Unit and are designed to help women develop their skills,
knowledge and capabilities, as well as gain and share insights into the
exercise of effective leadership in the workplace.
Many of those attending the first course, 'EVEolution',
at Whyalla campus, said they were attracted to the notion of emotional
intelligence and its role in leadership. Other topics under
discussion included transformational leadership, how to be more
optimistic, building personal confidence, understanding energy, emotion
and drive and using the power of intuition.
Other WAL workshops are scheduled for
various campuses, and are free for UniSA staff but also open to nonUniSA
staff for a fee. for more details about the WAL program check out www.unisa.edu.au/eqo/aa/wal/index.htm
or contact Lyn TAgg on (08)8302 1700