Tal Ben-Shahar

Leading authority in the areas of positive psychology and leadership

Tal is one of the world’s leading experts on the science of positive psychology and happiness, whose class at Harvard on Positive Psychology was the most popular at the university. He will discuss how leaders can create a positive environment to untap personal and organisational potential.

Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer, who teaches at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, a private university in Israel.  He is also the Chief Learning Officer of the Wholebeing Institute, an educational organisation committed to spreading ideas and practices that help individuals and groups live life to its fullest.

Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and the general public. He is the author of the international best sellers Happier and Being Happy, which have been translated into 25 languages. His latest book is Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness. Ben-Shahar received his PhD in Organisational Behaviour from Harvard University.

  • The role of individual leadership in driving organisational performance and strategy
  • Why the lessons emerging from positive psychology research are so powerful for leaders
  • Strengths, Health, Absorption, Relationships and Purpose: Identifying the leadership behaviours that really make a difference to performance
  • Comparing conventional leadership approaches to what the very best performers do on a daily basis
  • What it takes for people to adopt differential leadership on a long-term basis