The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
Author: Shawn Achor
Publisher: Random House
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. ----------------------- 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. From the Hardcover edition
by Shawn Achor - How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life - A Comprehensive Summary
Author: Alexander Cooper
Category: Business & Economics
Summary of The Happiness Advantage This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to “Be your Better Self and Achieve Success through Happiness.” The research into happiness over the last 30 years has deepened our insight into what it means to be happy and how to achieve happiness. Recently, the research has shown that happiness is not a result of success but that in fact the opposite is true. Happiness leads to success. Drawing on a large number of studies that explore happiness and success, this book seeks to draw out some of the practical lessons so that you can choose your own happiness. Learning techniques to become happier will help you enjoy life more and help you achieve your goals! Get started today and you’ll see results within weeks.
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work (2010) is a bestselling book by Shawn Achor which posits that happiness is a precursor to success. Achor outlines practical steps that individual workers and team leaders can take to increase the odds of positive outcomes and professional advancement... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
The 7 Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
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In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com. How can you be more successful in your life, and more importantly, will this success make you any happier once you achieve it? Learn the true keys to happiness, and understand how a positive approach to life can enhance your performance in all that you undertake. We all want to be more successful, but real success is only achieved when you are happy. The Happiness Advantage provides seven important principles that will bring more happiness into your life. Learn methods for regularly practicing happy habits and behaviors, and improve your views of the world around you until you are happy enough to fuel your success with ease. You will lear.
Want to understand what is the happiness advantage for a person? This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to "Be your Better Self and Achieve Success through Happiness". The research into happiness over the last 30 years has deepened our insight into what it means to be happy and how to achieve happiness. Recently, the research has shown that happiness is not a result of success but that in fact, the opposite is true. Happiness leads to success. Drawing on a large number of studies that explore happiness and success, this book seeks to draw out some of the practical lessons so that you can choose your own happiness. In this book, you would learn about a lot of things as well as the characteristics of happy people that include the following in detail: Optimism Seeing challenges, not threats Social connections Learning techniques to become happier will help you enjoy life more and help you achieve your goals! Get started today and you'll see results within weeks. Get happy today by purchasing this book Now!
The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change
Author: Shawn Achor
Category: Business & Economics
Draws on the author's award-winning Harvard research and work with more than 200 corporations to demonstrate the importance of a positive mindset in promoting motivation, engagement and performance in the workplace, outlining five actionable strategies for reducing the negative effects of stress, finding creative solutions and identifying opportunities.
How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being
Author: Shawn Achor
Category: Business & Economics
Bestselling author Shawn Achor shows how to unlock hidden sources of potential in ourselves and others. In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong. By pursuing success in isolation - pushing others away as we push ourselves too hard - we are not just limiting our potential, we are becoming more stressed and disconnected than ever. In his highly anticipated follow-up to The Happiness Advantage, Achor reveals a better approach. Drawing on his work in 50 countries, he shows that success and happiness are not competitive sports. Rather, they depend almost entirely on how well we connect with, relate to, and learn from each other. Just as happiness is contagious, every dimension of human potential - performance, intelligence, creativity, leadership ability and health - is influenced by those around us. So when we help others become better, we reach new levels of potential, as well. Rather than fighting over scraps of the pie, we can expand the pie instead. Small Potential is the limited success we can attain alone. BIG Potential is what we can achieve together. Here, Achor offers five strategies - the SEEDS of Big Potential--for lifting the ceiling on what we can achieve while returning happiness and meaning to our lives. The dramatic shifts in how we approach work today demand an equally dramatic shift in our approach to success. Big Potential offers a new path to thriving in the modern world.
"[How to Make a Shark Smile] teaches that a gesture as simple as a smile can have a profound effect on others."—Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home A story about choosing happiness and the ripple effect of a positive mindset. Includes seven happiness exercises at the back of the book to encourage kids to fit them in every single day! Ripple the dolphin just moved to a new aquarium and is excited to make some friends! But as she swims around, she notices the water is still and quiet. The eels have no zing. The neon fishes don't glow. The seahorses aren't horsing around. Everyone's too afraid of a mean shark named Snark! Ripple is determined to show her new friends that they shouldn't be afraid—it's all about mindset. They can choose to be happy! But just as the aquarium begins to liven up, Snark the shark shows up ready to prove Ripple wrong. Can Ripple get Snark to smile too? Bestselling authors and happiness experts Shawn Achor and Amy Blankson invite you to dive in and learn how you can spread joy to those around you with Ripple and her friends. Perfect for: Parents who want to introduce their children to a positive mindset, help them build self-confidence, and set them up for personal and professional success Educators and librarians who need a funny, engaging picture book to include in their growth mindset curriculum and collections
The Eight Principles of Happiness to Gain Competitive Advantage in Business and Life (Positive Thinking, Business Strategy, Decluttering and Organizing)
Author: Vishal Pandey
51 small things that will make you happier, starting now. For generations, we have been taught that when we become successful, we'll achieve happiness. If we can just make more money, or find an attractive partner, or get a six-pack, we'll be happy. The recent advancements in the field of psychology suggest otherwise. We have to first become happier in order to achieve the next level in our endeavors. The increase in happiness has been proven to facilitate more income, healthier relationships, increased motivation, clear thinking, and better health. In The Happiness Edge, Vishal Pandey shares how happiness still eluded him even after achieving the life of his dreams. His quest to gain a deeper understanding of happiness led him to the field of psychology and related studies to discover secrets of happiness hidden in plain sight. Backed up by several pieces of research conducted all over the world, The Happiness Edge presents eight groundbreaking principles of happiness which made a radical shift in the life of the author and the people he shared them with. Discover various tools and ideas to completely transform your mindset & life: 51 simple ways to make your life happier today. How to use apply the principle of Core Element to increase presence, joy, and productivity? How to change everything in your life and business using The Law of Least Effort? How to train your mind to become more accustomed to health, wealth, happiness, and prosperity by exercising the principle of Calculated Influence? Here are the ultimate benefits you'll get: You will become more optimistic. You will be more positive and confident in your everyday life. You will have a morning routine that supercharges your productivity and happiness. You will stay motivated and focused all the time. You will have a clear understanding of who you are and what makes you happy. You will be more grateful and blissful every day. You will live a healthier lifestyle. You will be a calm and peaceful person. A must-read by anyone looking to utilize the power of happiness to reach the next level, or simply increase the amount of happiness you experience in a day. By leveraging the eight principles, along with 51 simple but effective ways to increase happiness, you can completely transform the way you think, live, and work. Scroll up and click on "Add to Cart" to get your book now.
The commonly held belief that you should ‘follow your passion’ is flawed. Many people believe that in order to be truly happy, you need to find and follow your one and only true passion. This is a very limiting approach to passion, and one not backed up by much research. In fact, recent research in the field of positive psychology has shown that you can live a more fulfilling life by choosing to pursue your whole life with passion. This has nothing to do with monetising the one thing that you love, but finding love in what you do. Susanna Halonen, also known as the Happyologist, introduces a new approach to passion that enables you to take control of your happiness. By highlighting the latest research in the field, including her own, Susanna explains how you can choose to unlock the passion inside you so that you can live a more fulfilling life. The secret to living life with passion is pursuing the passionate way of being, and the five keys to that secret are individually explored and discussed in this book. Each discussion is followed by questions of self-reflection that encourage you to create your own, unique action plan to start unlocking your passion. This book is an eye opener for those who want to understand the real science behind passion. It’s also a must-read for anyone who is looking for more fire, spark and positive energy in their lives and careers. Most of all, it’s a tool to help you to take a more proactive approach to unearthing your best self and setting out on the path towards passionate happiness. Praise for Screw Finding Your Passion: "Wanting happiness and knowing how to pursue it are two different things. Scientifically, happiness is a choice, not something you find. Using new research and practical tools, Halonen helps us change the formula for how we pursue passion, allowing us to find more ways of achieving our potential and creating joy." - Shawn Achor, positive psychology researcher and NYTimes bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage "It's very clear that Susanna Halonen is passionate about her work. And it's very clear that her work can help you unlock the passion within you." - Tal Ben-Shahar, author of international bestseller Happier "We all have times that life seems flat and not very fulfilling. Susanna's unique stance on passion will enable us to find that love for whatever we're doing right now." - Nina Grunfeld, founder of Life Clubs "This idea is so important it can't be ignored." - Elliot Newsome, founder and Managing Director of SKT Consulting
The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change
Author: Michelle Gielan
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Business & Economics
Broadcasting Happiness will "inspire you and change your life." —Parade Magazine We are all broadcasters. As managers, colleagues, parents and friends, we are constantly transmitting information to the people around us, and the messages we choose to broadcast create success or hold us back. What’s your broadcast? New research from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts in the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business and educational outcomes, including 31 percent higher productivity, 25 percent better performance ratings, 37 percent higher sales, and 23 percent lower levels of stress. In Broadcasting Happiness, Michelle Gielan, former national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, shows you how changing your broadcast changes your power by sharing jaw-dropping stories and incredible research. Learn Michelle’s simple research-based communication habits that have been featured in her PBS program Inspire Happiness and Oprah’s 21 Days to Happiness class. Broadcasting Happiness will help you: - Inoculate your brain against stress and negativity by fact-checking challenges - Drive success by leading a conversation or communication with positivity - Rewrite debilitating thought patterns and turn them into fuel for resilience and growth - Deal with negative people in a way that lessens their power - Share bad news more effectively to increase future social capital - Create and sustain a positive culture at work or home by creating contagious optimism - Help the people you care about most move from negative to positive in seconds Broadcasting Happiness showcases how real individuals and organizations have used these techniques to achieve results that include increasing revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars, raising a school district's graduation rate by 45 percent, and shifting family gatherings from toxic to thriving. Changing your broadcast can change your life, your success, and the lives of others around you. Broadcasting Happiness will show you how!
How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones)
Author: Nataly Kogan
Publisher: Sounds True
“Nataly's passion is contagious and persuades us that happiness might be possible even when life is hard.” —Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage “Happier Now will feed your soul and nourish your mind. Expect inspiration, practical advice, and greater confidence that true, lasting happiness is within reach.” —Elena Brower, author of Practice You Do you find yourself stuck in the “I’ll be happy when . . .” trap, believing that achievements or big life changes are what will bring you lasting happiness? In Happier Now, nationally recognized emotional health expert Nataly Kogan shares her lifelong struggle of searching for the elusive “big happy” to how she finally made the essential mindset shifts that allowed her to live with more self-compassion, joy, and meaning. Nataly redefines happiness as a skill that anyone can cultivate. She shares a wealth of simple, science-backed practices—used successfully by more than a million people—so you can experience more joy in ordinary moments and greater resilience when times get tough. Nataly’s approach is grounded and practical. You won’t be asked to make difficult, time-consuming changes or gloss over life’s very real challenges. Rather, you’ll learn five core skills—and the science behind them—so you can feel more joy and less stress in your daily life. Highlights include: - 3 mindset shifts to make happiness and emotional health a reality - Why happiness doesn’t mean being positive all the time - Research and tips to help you practice self-compassion - Daily Anchors—a custom set of practices to help you cultivate joy daily - The 5-Minute Happier Workout—for whenever you need a boost - Strengthen your “emotional immune system”—develop resilience for when times are tough Filled with accessible, science-based exercises and inspiring stories, Happier Now will help you bring more happiness and meaning into your life, beginning today.
The scientific evidence behind what makes people happy, and the steps which we should take to achieve well-being, are reviewed. The six intentional activities to create happiness are highlighted. Practical exercise to increase your levels of happiness are listed. Over 340 references are quoted at the end.