The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage
Author by: Shawn Achor
Release: 2010
Editor: Currency
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780307591548
Language: un
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A Harvard lecturer identifies seven core principles of positive psychology to counsel readers on how to achieve greater effectiveness and fulfillment in the workplace, explaining the role of happiness in enabling success and productivity.

The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage
Author by: Shawn Achor
Release: 2010
Editor: Broadway Business
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780307591548
Language: un
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A Harvard lecturer identifies seven core principles of positive psychology to counsel readers on how to achieve greater effectiveness and fulfillment in the workplace, explaining the role of happiness in enabling success and productivity.

Big Potential

Big Potential
Author by: Shawn Achor
Release: 2018-01-30
Editor: Currency
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781524761547
Language: en
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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.

The Happiness Factor

The Happiness Factor
Author by: Kirk Wilkinson
Release: 2008
Editor: BookPros, LLC
Pages: 221
ISBN: 9780981453408
Language: en
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The Happiness Factor is a real-world, practical guide to overcoming adversity and finding complete, lasting happiness. By remembering that problems and circumstances do not define a person, everyone can overcome their own set of issues and be happy. Kirk Wilkinson introduces the P-E-A-S-E-F-U-L approach to finding happiness'a restorative set of principles that are unforgettable and universally applicable. Through this approach, the negative effects of stress and other barriers to happiness are dissolved. The result is a greater sense of well-being, fulfillment, and satisfaction'the most important factors to lifelong happiness.

Before Happiness

Before Happiness
Author by: Shawn Achor
Release: 2015-10-15
Editor: Random House
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780753557419
Language: en
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Broadcasting Happiness

Broadcasting Happiness
Author by: Michelle Gielan
Release: 2015
Editor: BenBella Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781941631300
Language: en
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We are all broadcasters. We are constantly broadcasting information to others, even if we don't say a word. Managers broadcast to their teams during meetings. Team members broadcast to clients. Clients broadcast to potential clients. And the messages we choose to broadcast shape others' views of the world. Our words can move other people from a fear-based mindset in which they see obstacles as insurmountable, to a positive mindset where they see that change is possible, get unstuck, and take action. What makes the difference is what we choose to broadcast. Using scientifically proven communication strategies to ripple out positive change to others, we increase their happiness and success at work, as well as our own, instantly making us more effective leaders. New research from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts to the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business outcomes, including 19% greater accuracy, 31% higher productivity, 25% greater performance ratings, 37% higher sales, and 23% lower levels of stress. Drawing from her experience as a national CBS News anchor, a positive psychology researcher, and her work with many of the top Fortune 500 companies, Michelle Gielan shares the strategies that have created results inBroadcasting Happiness. In this book, you'll learn how to choose the right message, get through to others, especially during moments of high stress, build resilience in the midst of challenges, and use non-verbal communication to your advantage. And, most important, you'll understand why positivity is the most underutilized resource available. Learn how to: Lead a conversation or communication with positivity Rewrite negative, debilitating thought patterns and turn them into fuel for resilience and growth for you and your team Share bad news more effectively to increase future success Create and sustain a positive culture at work by getting a positive behavior to live beyond you both online and off In the midst of challenges such as restructuring, low retention, and some of the lowest levels of engagement in history, creating a positive mindset is only the first step. The real key is to find ways to sustain positive change, get others to adopt that positivity, and to replicate successful patterns of behavior. If you want to help your team sell more each quarter, changing your story in specific ways is the key. Peppered with case studies,Broadcasting Happiness shows how real companies are using these techniques to improve their culturesand bottom lines. Learn how to transform how you communicate with others to be more effective at the office and feel more energized each day. Change is possible, and by incorporating simple communication habits, which often take just a couple of minutes a day, you can ripple out that positive change to others and create an upward spiral of success.

The Happiness Journal

The Happiness Journal
Author by: Jem Friar
Release: 2015-11-07
Editor: Overcoming (Self Help)
Pages: 152
ISBN: 1682121801
Language: en
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This Journal has been designed to Support people who are attempting to attain "the Happiness Advantage" by using some of the most effective proven positive psychology techniques. These include writing daily gratitudes & appreciations as well as the ability to keep a record of other supportive practices which you might choose to do such as meditation, exercise, social connecting & kindness. Journal writing on a daily basis using these techniques & prompts can be a very powerful way to increase your happiness & thereby your levels of efficiency & success in many other areas of your life. Positive psychology is an exciting & empowering new development but it is also a very practical collection of techniques - however, it is only useful if these techniques & understandings are applied - this journal makes that process simple. The book was originally inspired by the Shawn Achor TED talk & is a very practical & easy way to actually put his recommendations into daily practice.

1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently

1000  Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently
Author by: Marc Chernoff,Angel Chernoff
Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780525504689
Language: en
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New York Times-bestselling authors Marc and Angel Chernoff deliver instant inspiration and powerful advice for becoming our best selves. Millions of readers turn to Marc and Angel Chernoff for fresh, intimate insights for a fulfilled life. In this pithy and empowering guide, they collect the very best advice they've discovered, on topics that include overcoming setbacks, letting go of what's holding us back, nurturing relationships, finding time for self-care, and cultivating passion in order to achieve our wildest dreams. Topics include: • 10 Mistakes Unhappy People Make • 28 Ways to Stop Complicating Your Life • 12 Tough Truths That Help You Grow • 12 Amazingly Achievable Things to Do Today • 10 Timeless Lessons for a Life Well-Lived A perfect gift for a loved one or ourselves, this deceptively simple book is a touchstone to return to for a boost of motivation and inspiration.

The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation
Author by: Neil Pasricha
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780698155695
Language: en
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The #1 international bestseller from the author of The Book of Awesome that “reveals how all of us can live happier lives” (Gretchen Rubin). What is the formula for a happy life? Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a New York Times–bestselling author, a Walmart executive, a father, a husband. After selling more than a million copies of the Book of Awesome series, wherein he observed the everyday things he thought were awesome, he now shifts his focus to the practicalities of living an awesome life. In his new book The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing and do anything in order to have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, you simply have yet to unlock the 9 Secrets to Happiness. Each secret takes a piece out of the core of common sense, turns it on its head to present it in a completely new light, and then provides practical and specific guidelines for how to apply this new outlook to lead a fulfilling life. Once you've unlocked Pasricha’s 9 Secrets, you will understand counter intuitive concepts such as: Success Does Not Lead to Happiness, Never Take Advice, and Retirement Is a Broken Theory. You will learn and then master three brand-new fundamental life tests: the Saturday Morning Test, The Bench Test, and the Five People Test. You will know the difference between external goals and internal goals and how to make more money than a Harvard MBA (hint: it has nothing to do with your annual salary). You will discover that true wealth has nothing to do with money, multitasking is a myth, and the elimination of options leads to more choice. The Happiness Equation is a book that will change how you think about pretty much everything—your time, your career, your relationships, your family, and, ultimately, of course, your happiness.

Resilience HBR Emotional Intelligence Series

Resilience  HBR Emotional Intelligence Series
Author by: Harvard Business Review,Daniel Goleman,Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld,Shawn Achor
Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Harvard Business Press
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781633693241
Language: en
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How do some people bounce back with vigor from daily setbacks, professional crises, or even intense personal trauma? This book reveals the key traits of those who emerge stronger from challenges, helps you train your brain to withstand the stresses of daily life, and presents an approach to an effective career reboot. This volume includes the work of: Daniel Goleman Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld Shawn Achor This collection of articles includes “How Resilience Works,” by Diane Coutu; “Resilience for the Rest of Us,” by Daniel Goleman; “How to Evaluate, Manage, and Strengthen Your Resilience,” by David Kopans; “Find the Coaching in Criticism,” by Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone; “Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters,” by Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld and Andrew J. Ward; and “Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure,” by Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan. How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.

Happiness is an Inside Job

Happiness is an Inside Job
Author by: Sylvia Boorstein
Release: 2008
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9780345481313
Language: en
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A Buddhist teacher shares her secret to happiness, explaining how the three parts of the Buddhist path--mindfulness, concentration, and effort--can draw us out of the confusion and struggle of daily life.

The Future of Happiness

The Future of Happiness
Author by: Amy Blankson
Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781942952954
Language: en
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Technology, at least in theory, is improving our productivity, efficiency, and communication. The one thing it’s not doing is making us happier. We are experiencing historically high levels of depression and dissatisfaction. But we can change that. Knowing that technology is here to stay and will continue to evolve in form and function, we need to know how to navigate the future to achieve a better balance between technology, productivity, and well-being. Technology can drive—not diminish—human happiness. In The Future of Happiness, author Amy Blankson, cofounder of the global positive psychology consulting firm GoodThink, unveils five strategies successful individuals can use, not just to survive—but actually thrive—in the Digital Age: Stay Grounded to focus your energy and increase productivity Know Thyself through app-driven data to strive toward your potential Train Your Brain to develop and sustain an optimistic mindset Create a Habitat for Happiness to maximize the spaces where you live, work, and learn Be a Conscious Innovator to help make the world a better place By rethinking when, where, why, and how you use technology, you will not only influence your own well-being but also help shape the future of your community. Discover how technologies can transform the idea of “I’ll be happy when . . .” to being happy now.

The Art of the Good Life

The Art of the Good Life
Author by: Rolf Dobelli
Release: 2018-06-26
Editor: Sceptre
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1473667526
Language: en
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The indispensable new work from the author of the international and Sunday Times bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly Have you ever... · Spent too long on a powerpoint presentation? · Lost sight of what makes you happy? · Failed to reach a long-term goal? · Become infuriated by queuing, tax or parking tickets? · Broken a promise you knew you'd keep? Since the dawn of civilization, we've been asking ourselves what it means to live a good life: how should I live, what will truly make be happy, how much should I earn, how should I spend my time? In the absence of a single simple answer, what we need is a toolkit of mental models, a guide to practical living. In The Art of the Good Life, you'll find fifty-two intellectual shortcuts for wiser thinking and better decisions, at home and at work. They may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better chance.

How to Get Unstuck

How to Get Unstuck
Author by: Matthew Aaron Perman
Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: Zondervan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780310526827
Language: en
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Many people with great, world-changing ideas aren't able to make them happen. Most people are trying to make a difference where they are, yet they feel overwhelmed, overloaded, and far too busy. How do you get "unstuck" - without resorting to complex systems that take more time to keep up than they actually save? How to Get Unstuck answers this question by introducing readers to ten core principles that are at the heart of becoming an effective person for the glory of God. These principles are flexible enough for people to adapt and apply them to their own life and context. Also included is a plan for getting started in using these principles and applying them to real life. This book is more than just good ideas that you read and never apply. How to Get Unstuck walks you step-by-step through the core principles that free you to be more effective in everything you do. How can we learn the discipline of personal effectiveness? Starting with the Scriptures and drawing on the best research How to Get Unstuck shows Christians how to live integrated lives. True effectiveness is doing something in God's way and for God's glory, and this book will show you how.

How to Have a Good Day

How to Have a Good Day
Author by: Caroline Webb
Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Currency
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780553419641
Language: en
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In How to Have a Good Day, economist and former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb shows readers how to use recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to transform our approach to everyday working life. Advances in behavioral sciences are giving us an ever better understanding of how our brains work, why we make the choices we do, and what it takes for us to be at our best. But it has not always been easy to see how to apply these insights in the real world--until now. In How to Have a Good Day, Webb explains exactly how to apply this science to our daily tasks and routines. She translates three big scientific ideas into step-by-step guidance that shows us how to set better priorities, make our time go further, ace every interaction, be our smartest selves, strengthen our personal impact, be resilient to setbacks, and boost our energy and enjoyment. Through it all, Webb teaches us how to navigate the typical challenges of modern workplaces—from conflict with colleagues to dull meetings and overflowing inboxes—with skill and ease. Filled with stories of people who have used Webb’s insights to boost their job satisfaction and performance at work, How to Have a Good Day is the book so many people wanted when they finished Nudge, Blink and Thinking Fast and Slow and were looking for practical ways to apply this fascinating science to their own lives and careers. A remarkable and much-needed book, How to Have a Good Day gives us the tools we need to have a lifetime of good days.

Unlocking Happiness at Work

Unlocking Happiness at Work
Author by: Jennifer Moss
Release: 2016-09-03
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780749478087
Language: en
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Unlocking Happiness at Work takes you on a journey into why and how leaders should become compassionate capitalists and ensure that their teams thrive. This book debunks the myth that happiness at work is a waste of time and demonstrates how it can deliver a more productive and engaged workforce, which can have real impact on the bottom line. Based on two decades of scientific research, real-time data, interviews and case studies, this book proves that happiness fuels higher performance, provides a greater sense of purpose and spreads passion throughout organizations. With insightful practical guidance throughout, Unlocking Happiness at Work is a lively and persuasive exploration of how to be happier and make others happier through the power of habits, emotional intelligence and an innovative approach to work/life flow. Case studies from lululemon, Zappos, Misfit Inc, The Body Shop and more are supported by tangible data and key performance indicators that show the significant benefits that come from adopting a happiness strategy. This is an essential resource for leaders who want to increase sustainability, attract new talent, improve their brand and boost profitability - in a way that is life-enhancing for them and their people.

The Unfair Advantage

The Unfair Advantage
Author by: Ash Ali,Hasan Kubba
Release: 2020-01-23
Editor: Profile Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781782835974
Language: en
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We all have unfair advantages in life, whether we happen to be quick, have a talent for maths, a great feel for people. An unfair advantage is simply the element that gives you an edge over your competition. This innovative book shows how to identify your own unfair advantages and apply them to any project. Drawing on over two decades of hands-on experience, including as the first Marketing Director of Just Eat, the authors offer a unique framework for assessing your external circumstances in addition to your internal strengths. Hard work and grit aren't enough, so this book explores the importance of money, intelligence, location, education, expertise, status and luck in the journey to success. From starting your company, to gaining traction, raising funds and growth hacking, The Unfair Advantage helps you look at yourself and find the ingredients you didn't realise you already had, to succeed in the cut-throat world of business.

Be Your Customer s Hero

Be Your Customer s Hero
Author by: Adam Toporek
Release: 2015-04-22
Editor: AMACOM
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780814449066
Language: en
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Those who work on the front lines of customer service never know what new and unexpected challenges await them each day. But they do know one thing--they will be needed. But how can you prepare for the unexpected? How can customer service reps get the training and confidence required to tackle the unknown?In Be Your Customer’s Hero, internationally recognized customer service expert Adam Toporek provides the answers to preparing for the surprises awaiting the CSR. Through short, simple, actionable advice, in quick, easy-to-read chapters, this invaluable guide shows customer-facing CSRs how to:• Achieve the mindset required for Hero-ClassTM service• Understand the customer’s expectations--and exceed them• Develop powerful communication skills• Avoid the seven triggers guaranteed to set customers off• Handle difficult and even irrational customers with ease• And moreArmed with the tools and techniques in this invaluable resource, readers will have all they need to transform themselves into the heroes their customers need.

The Upside of Your Dark Side

The Upside of Your Dark Side
Author by: Todd Kashdan,Robert Biswas-Diener
Release: 2014-09-25
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780698161313
Language: en
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Audible Best Seller of 2017 Inc. 11 Great Business Books New York Magazine Best Psychology Books LinkedIn's 12 Books on Leadership to Read Two mavericks in the field of positive psychology deliver a timely message Happiness experts have long told us to tune out our negative emotions and focus instead on mindfulness, positivity, and optimism. Researchers Todd Kashdan, Ph.D., and Robert Biswas-Diener, Dr. Philos., disagree. Positive emotions alone are not enough. Anger makes us creative, selfishness makes us brave, and guilt is a powerful motivator. The real key to success lies in emotional agility. Drawing upon extensive scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples, The Upside of Your Dark Side will be embraced by business leaders, parents, and everyone else who’s ready to put their entire psychological tool kit to work.

The Five Thieves of Happiness

The Five Thieves of Happiness
Author by: John B. Izzo , Ph.D.
Release: 2017-01-02
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781626569331
Language: en
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The Five Thieves of Happiness “A thought-provoking guide to sustained happiness.” —Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness From bestselling author John Izzo comes this practical and inspirational guide. He shows that happiness is our natural state and explores five “thieves” that rob us of that innate sense of contentment. A few years ago, Izzo was puzzled that he didn't feel happier. He was a successful consultant, a much-in-demand speaker, and a bestselling author. Sure, he'd had some setbacks and disappointments, but he knew enough to know he had it pretty good. And, as he shows in this book, both ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience say that we're naturally happy—it's our default setting. So why didn't it seem to be his? Izzo went on a journey—a kind of pilgrimage—to try to understand what was going on. Reflecting as he walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain and spent time in the deserts of Morocco and in the Peruvian Andes, he began to identify five mental thought patterns that take our happiness from us. He calls them the five thieves of happiness: the thief of control, the thief of conceit, the thief of coveting, the thief of consumption, and the thief of comfort. Drawing on recent psychological research, the world's spiritual traditions, and personal stories from his journey, Izzo describes the disguises these thieves wear, the tools they use to break into our hearts, and what we can do to lock them out once and for all. He shows how the same five thieves that rob us of our personal happiness are destroying society as well. This book will help us all discover, develop, and defend the happiness that is naturally ours as human beings while finding ways to create a world we all want to live in.