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Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work | Shawn Achor
Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, "then" we ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness "fuels "success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. This isn t just an empty mantra. This discovery has been repeatedly borne out by rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and the bottom lines of organizations around the globe. In "The Happiness Advantage," Shawn Achor, who spent over a decade living, researching, and lecturing at Harvard University, draws on his own research including one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard and others at companies like UBS and KPMG to fix this broken formula. Using stories and case studies from his work with thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries, Achor explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive in order to gain a competitive edge at work. Isolating seven practical, actionable principles that have been tried and tested everywhere from classrooms to boardrooms, stretching from Argentina to Zimbabwe, he shows us how we can capitalize on the Happiness Advantage to improve our performance and maximize our potential. Among the principles he outlines: The Tetris Effect: how to retrain our brains to spot patterns of possibility, so we can see and seize opportunities wherever we look. The Zorro Circle: how to channel our efforts on small, manageable goals, to gain the leverage to gradually conquer bigger and bigger ones. Social Investment: how to reap the dividends of investing in one of the greatest predictors of success and happiness our social support network A must-read for everyone trying to excel in a world of increasing workloads, stress, and negativity, "The Happiness Advantage "isn t only about how to become happier at work. It s about how to reap the benefits of a happier and more positive mind-set to achieve the extraordinary in our work and in our lives."
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sophierayton
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Interesting and a good guide to work by to be happier and more successful in all areas of your life.

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Read4life
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#BFC Week 2
My motivation? These 2! I want to be here for and with them for a long time. I also want to be healthy enough to experience life with them and my hubby and not watch from the sidelines.
#BookFitnessChallenge
#mybabies 💙🧡💙 💙💜💙

wanderinglynn Great motivation! Thanks for sharing! 💜 6mo
Tamra Oh my gosh - they hug without grimaces and bickering and noooooooooo??!! 😊 6mo
rachelm So sweet!! 6mo
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jb72 That‘s awesome! Keep up the good work! 6mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 💙 6mo
4thhouseontheleft My daughter is one of my motivators, too. 😊 6mo
VanChocStrawberry Great motivation! 👏👏 6mo
Clwojick 🥰🥰🥰🥰 This is perfect! You have a beautiful family! 6mo
Read4life @Clwojick Thank you. 💙 6mo
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DHill
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Car reading for trip home from MN. Another work-related reading assignment. I‘m trying to be happy about it. 😂

JennyM 😂😆😂 7mo
tpixie 😁😂🤣 6mo
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MaryGeneva
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I listen to TED talks every day on my commute......but I never heard this one. Why not read the whole story? Let‘s get happy! 😊 3/100 #100books1000days

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Stephykitten
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Where has this book been my whole life?! 🙌🏼

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Stephykitten
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Not only is Shawn Achor brilliant, he's hilarious 😹

MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
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DanaBorickBrigandi
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Well, here we go! Reading for work ...

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Chronoreading
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This book helped me realize a lot about how my unhappiness affects my well-being and how easy society makes it for us to be unhappy. I've had a rough year and I'd be lying if I said I'm not struggling to find my life purpose. But this book really helped me a lot, and I hope it can help you too.

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Newiseman
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The lake just creates happiness alone...

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Newiseman
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Happiness fuels success... So far a great read!