The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles Of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success And…

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles Of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success And…

Audio Book (CD) | September 21, 2010

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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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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 ...

Shawn Achor, a member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100, is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn has become one of the world's leading expert on the connection between happiness and success. His research on h...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.9 × 5.11 × 1.14 inPublished:September 21, 2010Publisher:Penguin Random House Audio Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Happiness Advantage Very inspiring and useful to improve your lifestyle. It not only applies for work ethics but useful for personal life improvement.
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Interesting book about what brings happiness but also how to reach it in a way. A good book to read for people fascinated by psychology because it's one that talk of positive stuff instead of people's problems and pathologies.
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looking for more happiness Interesting actual steps to take. I will make an effort to try all the steps to see where it lead and hopefully have some positive changes in my life
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Getting started This book is for anyone who is looking to make changes their life in the pursuit of happiness but doesn't know where to start. A great read that leaves you with small, objective, and actionable principles to live your life by that help build happiness in all areas of life.
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“Achor transports us to his virtual classroom, a journey along which we glean the seven secrets of happiness. The Happiness Advantage reveals the most important discoveries coming out of modern psychology.”-Rom Brafman, bestselling co-author of Sway and Click"Shawn Achor is funny, self-deprecating, and devastating to my notions of what his field is all about…. I'm butter to his knife."-The Boston Globe           " Achor bases his training on a burgeoning body of research on the positive psychology movement, which emphasizes instilling resiliency and positive attitudes…."-Wall Street Journal