Becoming Wildly Resilient: Cultivating Connection
Dr. Anthony Limperos, Associate Professor in the College of Communication and Information and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Communication, and Dr. Scott Soltis, Assistant Professor of Management in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, join host Jakob Hester to chat about connection. This conversation is the second in a three-part series on (re)discovering our spark by seeking more true fun. In this episode, you’ll learn: what it means to feel and be connected; why connections matter; how modes of connection have changed in recent years; and how we can cultivate more connections in and out of the workplace. They also share some personal examples of true fun and connection, plus discover multiple similarities in their personal and research interests.
Mentioned in This Episode
- Book: “The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again” by Catherine Price
- Past Episode: “Episode 20: Playfulness and Laughter” with Ann Bassoni
- Sitcom Clip: reading reviews from NBC’s “The Office”
- Research: insights from Gallup survey and Harvard Business Review
- University Data: results summary from 2021 UK@Work survey
- Research: collective effervescence and the benefits of pursuing happiness collectively
- TED Talk: “What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness” by Robert Waldinger, Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development
- Guests’ Research:
- Quiz: Catherine Price’s fun compatibility quiz
- Network Analysis: LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis in UK Gatton College of Business and Economics
- Book: “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, PhD
- Book: “Sip: 365 Doses of Life-Changing Wisdom” by Matt Rumancik
Music Playlist: "A Wildly Resilient Playlist," now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music
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