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Work Happy

Work Happy

What Great Bosses Know

  • Author: Jill Geisler
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • ISBN: 1455511234
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
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Management guru Jill Geisler has coached countless men and women who want to build their leadership skills, help employees do their best work, and make workplaces happy and successful. In WORK HAPPY, she provides a practical, step-by-step guide, based on real-world experience, respected research, and lessons that will transform managers and their teams. It's a workshop-in-a-book, designed to produce positive, immediate and lasting results. Whether the reader is an experienced manager, a rookie boss or an aspiring leader, WORK HAPPY will supercharge their skills and celebrate the values that make anyone look forward to going to work. Jill Geisler offers concrete steps for improving each element of management including collaboration, communication, conflict resolution, motivation, coaching, and feedback, so that everyone on the team-whether in the office or working offsite-can do their best. WORK HAPPY takes management skills to the next level and proves that learning, leadership and life at work can (and should) be fun.

Work Happy

Work Happy

What Great Bosses Know

  • Author: Jill Geisler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781455511242
  • Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Page: 194
  • View: 6006
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Management guru Jill Geisler has coached countless men and women who want to build their leadership skills, help employees do their best work, and make workplaces happy and successful. In WORK HAPPY, she provides a practical, step-by-step guide, based on real-world experience, respected research, and lessons that will transform managers and their teams. It's a workshop-in-a-book, designed to produce positive, immediate and lasting results. Whether the reader is an experienced manager, a rookie boss or an aspiring leader, WORK HAPPY will supercharge their skills and celebrate the values that make anyone look forward to going to work. Jill Geisler offers concrete steps for improving each element of management including collaboration, communication, conflict resolution, motivation, coaching, and feedback, so that everyone on the team-whether in the office or working offsite-can do their best. WORK HAPPY takes management skills to the next level and proves that learning, leadership and life at work can (and should) be fun.

Work Happy

Work Happy

What Great Bosses Know

  • Author: Jill Geisler
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1455511234
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 300
  • View: 2378
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Management guru Jill Geisler has coached countless men and women who want to build their leadership skills, help employees do their best work, and make workplaces happy and successful. In WORK HAPPY, she provides a practical, step-by-step guide, based on real-world experience, respected research, and lessons that will transform managers and their teams. It's a workshop-in-a-book, designed to produce positive, immediate and lasting results. Whether the reader is an experienced manager, a rookie boss or an aspiring leader, WORK HAPPY will supercharge their skills and celebrate the values that make anyone look forward to going to work. Jill Geisler offers concrete steps for improving each element of management including collaboration, communication, conflict resolution, motivation, coaching, and feedback, so that everyone on the team-whether in the office or working offsite-can do their best. WORK HAPPY takes management skills to the next level and proves that learning, leadership and life at work can (and should) be fun.

How to Be Happy at Work

How to Be Happy at Work

The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship

  • Author: Annie McKee
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 1633696812
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
  • View: 1649
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Life's too short to be unhappy at work "I'm working harder than I ever have, and I don't know if it's worth it anymore." If you're a manager or leader, these words have probably run through your mind. So many of us are feeling fed up, burned out, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure and stress, the unending changes, the politics--people feel as though they can't give much more, and performance is suffering. But it's work, after all, right? Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work? Yes, we should, says Annie McKee, coauthor of the bestselling Primal Leadership. In her new transformative book, she makes the most compelling case yet that happiness--and the full engagement that comes with it--is more important than ever in today's workplace, and she sheds new light on the powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organizational success. Based on extensive research and decades of experience with leaders, this book reveals that people must have three essential elements in order to be happy at work: A sense of purpose and the chance to contribute to something bigger than themselves A vision that is powerful and personal, creating a real sense of hope Resonant, friendly relationships With vivid and moving real-life stories, the book shows how leaders can use these powerful pillars to create and sustain happiness even when they're under pressure. By emphasizing purpose, hope, and friendships they can also ensure a healthy, positive climate for their teams and throughout the organization. How to Be Happy at Work deepens our understanding of what it means to be truly fulfilled and effective at work and provides clear, practical advice and instruction for how to get there--no matter what job you have.

Powered by Happy

Powered by Happy

How to Get and Stay Happy at Work (Boost Performance, Increase Success, and Transform Your Workday)

  • Author: Beth Thomas
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1402247168
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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The only pocket-sized book packed with ways to boost not only workplace happiness, but also your-and your company's-performance Research has shown that employee happiness improves the bottom line, but how can a time-crunched, stressed-out employee wedge in a little joy? Instrumental for anyone working, whether in a cubicle or a corner office, Powered by Happy offers a quick hit of optimism for the workday, which will help your career. Employee engagement expert Beth Thomas has crafted a powerful little book filled with upbeat coaching, practical advice, and proven techniques. "Powered by Happy provides a step by step, tip by tip strategy for figuring out what gives us joy and how to create an environment in which we can find it-all day, every day, in any situation, no matter what challenges we face." -Larry Israelite, talent management executive "Here is a practical collection of strategies and approaches that will support and enliven the lives of employees and managers." -Elliott Masie, chair, The Learning Consortium "Look hard into the mirror, be honest with yourself, follow Beth's advice, and become more productive and honestly happy!" -Steven M. Lyman, vice-president, American Eagle Outfitters

Happy at Work

Happy at Work

Ten Steps to Ultimate Job Satisfaction

  • Author: Sophie Rowan
  • Publisher: Pearson UK
  • ISBN: 0273742272
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 224
  • View: 5230
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"A good practical guide for those either in the workforce or those contemplating their career. With real life examples, you can get first hand experience about how to be happy in the career you choose." - Mary Hanafin, Minister for Education and Science (Ireland) Have you given up on finding your dream job? Is a career change not an option for you at this stage in your life? Do you want to get more fulfilment, challenge and satisfaction out of your work? Happy at Work is a practical and concise 10 step plan to help you create a happier work life, without changing career. It is full of practical and realistic guidance on how you can achieve optimal job satisfaction and overcome the obstacles that make so many of us unhappy at work. Presented in a concise and user-friendly format, with interesting and diverse case studies, this book is based on recent psychological research and tackles core issues such as learning new habits, improving your work relationships and de-cluttering your environment. Happy at Work is packed full of tools, tips and techniques to help you create a more positive work life for yourself. View this handbook as your own personal career coach and let it lead you step by step to a happier you.

Be Happy at Work

Be Happy at Work

100 Women Who Love Their Jobs, and Why

  • Author: Joanne Gordon
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 9780307414649
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
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Meet Leslie, a gallery owner in New York City; Donna, a pharmaceutical sales manager in Texas; Lynne, an animal trainer in Utah; and Betsy, a CEO in California. These women and ninety-six others are members of The Happy 100, a diverse group of women who love their jobs unequivocally. While many workers across America feel bored, unrecognized, and unchallenged, these women greet each new workday with pleasure and a sense of anticipation. What’s their secret? There are concrete connections between each woman’s job and her unique combination of skills, character, and personality, and Be Happy at Work highlights them through candid snapshots of their working lives and career journeys. Author Joanne Gordon has identified three universal themes and ten categories of happy working women, demonstrating the core reasons of their fulfillment. There are The Lovers, women whose work champions a personal passion; The Thinkers, who thrive on intellectual challenge; The Surviving Artists, who make a sustainable living from a creative endeavor; The Determinators, who feed a need for control and influence; The Heroines, who work to change the world; and The Builders, who enjoy building a company, a team, or a product from the ground up. Each of Gordon’s interviewees fits into one of these groups–everyone from actress Stockard Channing, broadcast journalist Lesley Stahl, and songwriter Diane Warren to everyday women who work as a screwdriver manufacturer, a truck driver, and a hospital clown. Gordon tells each their stories and reveals why each woman is happy with her choice–and how readers can achieve the same happiness in their own working lives. Here are the inspiring stories of a chef at the South Pole, a scientist, a judge, a forest ranger, an investment banker, and a Manhattan doorperson, among others. The Happy 100 are all real women whose career stories will help you find yourself in their company. Be Happy at Work proves that loving one’s job is not a luxury for the lucky–it’s a real, attainable possibility for every woman, everywhere. From the Hardcover edition.

Beyond Happy

Beyond Happy

Women, Work, and Well-Being

  • Author: Beth Cabrera
  • Publisher: Association For Talent Development
  • ISBN: 1607283050
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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Over the course of a decade, positive psychology authority Dr. Beth Cabrera has surveyed and interviewed more than a thousand women to gather insight into how to effectively balance career and family responsibilities. Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being gathers essential findings and offers women proven strategies for living more authentic, meaningful lives. Through the lens of shared experience, Cabrera thoughtfully examines the challenges women face and presents a simple yet powerful model for enhancing well-being that can both improve and transform lives. Helpful self-assessments guide you toward feeling good and doing good, and each chapter delivers tried-and-true tactics that real women have used to manage the difficulties of fulfilling their multiple, often conflicting, roles. Discover pathways to reducing stress, experiencing greater joy, and finding more meaning in your life by employing Cabrera’s solid strategies for thriving based on personal values, developed strengths, and what matters most–enduring family ties and relationships.

Great Jobs for Everyone 50+

Great Jobs for Everyone 50+

Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy ... And Pays the Bills

  • Author: Kerry Hannon
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118240707
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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The how-to guide to finding profitable, fulfilling work after 50 Aimed at workers aged 50+ looking for a new job—whether they have been laid off or taken early retirement, need supplemental income, or want to pursue an encore career—Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ is the definitive guide to finding lasting financial security and personal and professional fulfillment. Opportunities abound—the trick is knowing where to look and what to expect. Whether readers are interested in trying jobs they've long dreamed of doing, or just want something with flexible hours that brings in a little extra income, this book covers all the options. As Americans live longer and healthier lives, the desire to work longer—for the income, the mental engagement, or the chance to give back—has grown. But there is little guidance for the 50+ crowd looking for work and few role models who've blazed a path. In Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, author and personal finance, retirement, and career transitions expert Kerry Hannon shows the way, with compelling stories from people who've been there. Presenting the nitty-gritty details of available job opportunities, wages to expect, typical hours, and the qualifications and savvy needed to get hired, the book is loaded with practical advice on how to prepare both professionally and financially to start out on a new adventure. Shows where the best opportunities for new employment lie Helps readers find profitable and rewarding jobs to save for retirement Understands that different workers want different things from their jobs and shows how to cast a wide net to find an opportunity that fits Provides incredible insights into working after 50 from Kerry Hannon, a nationally renowned expert in personal finance, retirement, and career transitions Motivational, inspirational, and thoroughly practical, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ explains how to find part-time, temporary, work-at-home, or seasonal employment in profitable, rewarding jobs.

Happy at Work, Happy at Home

Happy at Work, Happy at Home

The Girl's Guide to Being a Working Mom

  • Author: Caitlin Friedman,Kimberly Yorio
  • Publisher: Crown Business
  • ISBN: 9780767932158
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
  • View: 960
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This fresh, empowering, and fully comprehensive guide is the must-have handbook for every working mom! Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio have helped readers find their dream jobs, be a boss without being bitchy, and even start companies of their own. But what happens when a career girl becomes a mom and her world turns upside down? Can you maintain your ambition and momentum at work while still being the kind of parent you want to be? Of course you can! In Happy at Work, Happy at Home, Caitlin and Kim guide readers through every step on the road to having it all, offering detailed, practical advice in their trademark style. Working mothers themselves, these authors know what it means to juggle the demands of office and home, and they’re here to help the rest of us. From first breaking the news that you’re pregnant, to making the most of your maternity leave, to getting the help you need from your partner and childcare professionals, this book is a must-have resource for a whole generation of working women who aspire to keep their careers on track and their home life running smoothly (without losing their minds). As the title suggests, the insightful tips from both the authors and from intimate and eye-opening interviews with other successful moms will help all working mothers on their quest to be satisfied, fulfilled, and happy at work and at home. From the Hardcover edition.

Work Happy Live Healthy

Work Happy Live Healthy

New Solutions for Career Satisfaction Including More Time & Money

  • Author: Tom Welch
  • Publisher: Career Dimensions Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780964940161
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 255
  • View: 5260
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Too many people are doing what they don't like to do with little or no sense of accomplishment and for less money then they are worth. "Work Happy Live Healthy" will show you how to achieve the changes you would like to make in your life. The clear, simple and effective plan of action will move you toward greater fulfillment, happiness, health and prosperity.

Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents

The Transformative Power of "YES, AND" at Work and in Life

  • Author: David Ahearn,Frank Ford,David Wilk
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119428564
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 208
  • View: 4112
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Stop saying 'no' to opportunity, and start saying 'yes' to possibility Happy Accidents is your personal guide to transforming your life. As we take on task after task, responsibility after responsibility, we lose sight of who we are and why we're doing what we do; we rush through the day completing a to-do list, but we never really seem to accomplish the things that are most important. What goals do you have for your life? What steps have you taken toward them today? Consider this book your guide to getting back on track to your dreams and help inspire those around you. It's not about doing more or doing less, it's about making what you do worthy of the effort. From forging new relationships, stepping out of your comfort zone, and reframing your work—start valuing these as empowering choices you get to make toward a particular goal every day. To preserve our precious time and energy, we often default to 'no,' yet this only closes the door to our growth, while a 'yes' opens up a world of possibilities. The secret is adding 'yes, and' to our lives. This seductively simple turn of phrase opens the doors to better collaboration and positive relationships, and invites self-sustaining opportunities into our world. 'Yes, and' helps you get from where you are, as an individual or organization, to where want to be. No person or organization is an island, and none of us reaches our goals alone. This book shows you how to build on the power of open-mindedness, cultivate supportive relationships, and adopt a win-win mindset to reignite your purpose and unleash your best. Harness the power of team collaboration, cooperation, and creativity Reframe 'mistakes' and 'bad ideas' into 'Happy Accidents' that lead to opportunities Communicate more effectively by learning how to listen actively and build on the pertinent information Relinquish some degree of control to allow for more growth and discovery Children have a natural inclination toward curiosity. As we grow into adults, our curiosity gradually takes a back seat to obligations, responsibility, and duty—but that spark remains, and can be reignited. Don't spend your life adrift in a sea of 'could've, would've, should've'—take back your sense of purpose, positivity, joy, time, and energy with the power of Happy Accidents.

Happy at Work

Happy at Work

60 Simple Ways to Stay Engaged and Be Successful

  • Author: Jim Donovan
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 160868251X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 176
  • View: 7524
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Even in a tight economy, job satisfaction isn’t a luxury; fulfilled, happy employees are productive, innovative, and loyal. And workplace fulfillment spills over into happier families and better communities. Jim Donovan, a small-business owner, consultant, and speaker, has worked with employees and employers for twenty-five years. In that time he has tested and honed these shift-producing strategies on everything from managing time, making decisions, and marking milestones to breaking patterns, bouncing back, and becoming exceptional. Each tip’s method and rationale are clearly explained. Real workplace vignettes demonstrate the benefits and results that can be gleaned from simple shifts and actions. These tools will empower you with the knowledge that no matter the circumstance, you can think, act, and feel in ways that create purpose, success, and, yes, happiness.

The Graphic Designer's Guide to Clients

The Graphic Designer's Guide to Clients

  • Author: Ellen M. Shapiro
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 162153409X
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 256
  • View: 1030
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Here is the perfect volume for graphic designers who want real-life advice for long-term success. Renowned designer Ellen Shapiro reveals time-tested tricks of the trade—for making sure the clients you want to work with know about you, become your clients, and work with you productively. Then, in a series of one-on-one interviews, leading designers such as Milton Glaser, April Greiman, Mke Weymouth, Drew Hodges, Marc Gobé, and partners in Pentagram reveal their personal experiences and insights on how to uphold creative standards while fulfilling clients’ needs. Their advice will help you: Identify what is distinct about your services Market yourself effectively Meet and court clients Learn the lingo of corporate strategy Make effective presentations Believe in the work you do and sell the work you believe in Obtain referrals from existing clients Keep clients coming back for more CEOs and design managers from nineteen marketing and design-savvy clients—such as Klein Bikes, The Knoll Group, Barnes & Noble, and Harvard University—offer their own candid perspectives on the challenges solutions, and triumphs of working with designers. Whether you are courting your first clients or seeking fresh insights for achieving even greater success, you cannot afford to be without this crucial resource. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Happy Work Happy Life an Inside Job

Happy Work Happy Life an Inside Job

Humorous Work Stories of How the Healing Power of Pets Saved My Sanity

  • Author: Donna Fuller
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780692502907
  • Category:
  • Page: 230
  • View: 6435
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If you want to know the secrets of balancing work and family, and you're looking for humorous work stories of personal transformation, look no further than Happy Work. Happy Life.An Inside Job. Through Donna Fuller's inspirational story, you're about to discover how your personal career journey can make you a happy you! You want to know how to follow your dreams AND make your passion your vocation. This new book - subtitled "Humorous Work Stories of How the Healing Power of Pets Saved My Sanity" - gives you the answers to important questions and challenges everyone faces, including how to: - Discover Your Super Powers: Talents, Strengths, and Gifts - Make your Passion Work for You and Find Happiness in Your Life - Use the Power of Humor to Overcome the Odds - Implement Healthy Habits to Expand Your Energy and Grow Your Confidence - Create a Road map to Your Ideal Vision for Leading the Life You Want - Know Your Worth and Demand Your Value ... AND MORE! Work-Life Balance Expert Donna Fuller will reveal to you how every person, regardless of whether you're starting a new life or need to turn your life around, can succeed - Today! So, if you're serious about wanting to live a happy, healthy, balanced, and engaged life, then you need to grab a copy of Happy Work. Happy Life.An Inside Job. Her biography reads: Name a career and humorist Donna Fuller has probably tried it. After many spins, the little silver ball in her game of career roulette has perfectly landed on funny Motivational Speaker, Comedian, and Coach. Donna's job experiences have led to a vast accumulation of valuable knowledge about how to live the life you always wanted. She shares her wisdom while keeping you holding your sides in laughter. When she's not inspiring folks with her colorful - but clean -- good humor, she indulges in her love of all creatures great and small. She loves everything with four legs and a tail - except possums. Possums give her the heebie-jeebies. Donna and her husband, Maverick, live in a barn in Texas with a stable full of critters, but she's no Elly May Clampett. Through her short funny stories, Donna shares how her animal encounters with pets and in the animal health business led her to her life purpose. The human animal bond saved her from a life of meaningless jobs. But even if you don't work with animals - even if you aren't a pet lover - you'll find paths to personal wellness through job fulfillment within her motivational messages. Donna's inspiring short stories detail a country life surrounded by happy animals. She's a living testament to how work can be fun when passion rules. Happiness is an inside job, and in Happy Work. Happy Life. An Inside Job., Donna shows you the steps to create a career that enhances your peace and happiness, helping you incorporate work into the life you want.

Happy Relationships At Home, Work & Play

Happy Relationships At Home, Work & Play

At Home, Work and Play

  • Author: Beresford, Lucy
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0077145917
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 230
  • View: 6546
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Why do some relationships give us great joy and others become toxic? What role do we play in our relationships? Are our relationship skills weakening in the age of social media? From the moment we are born we rely on others for our survival. But as we get older, we can sometimes find relationships upsetting and frustrating. In this insightful, warmly written book, psychotherapist and Psychologies agony aunt Lucy Beresford cuts to the chase of how to have harmonious, fulfilling relationships. Whether it's with our partner, our kids, our boss or our mother-in-law, or perhaps most importantly ourselves, all our relationships require - at some stage in our lives - a little bit of tender loving care. A helpful toolkit in dealing with everyday dilemmas, Happy Relationships at Home, Work & Play will boost your confidence, encourage insight and empower you to be the best you can be in all your relationships. "Brilliant...Lucy Beresford offers easy-to-understand advice on how we can all improve and enjoy better relationships, whether with friends, family, work colleagues or our partners." Jo Hemmings, celebrity and behavioural psychologist, Psychologist on ITV's Daybreak and Sex Therapist on ITV's This Morning. "THE handbook for the 21st Century mortal. Eminently readable...it is a book that will end up on everybody's shelf." Jeni Barnett, TV & Radio Presenter. "Lucy Beresford understands the complexities of human relationships better than anyone and explains how to fix them with clarity, wisdom and warmth." Clare Longrigg, Editor, Psychologies. "As an agony aunt I receive many letters from readers who want support in their various relationships; I now know which book they should read!" Susan Quilliam, agony aunt, relationship coach and co-author of The Joy of Sex.

Furiously Happy

Furiously Happy

A Funny Book About Horrible Things

  • Author: Jenny Lawson
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • ISBN: 125007701X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
  • View: 6281
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In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos. "Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'" Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy." Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.

The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage

How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life

  • Author: Shawn Achor
  • Publisher: Currency
  • ISBN: 0307591565
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 256
  • View: 1738
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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.

Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees as if They're Real People

Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees as if They're Real People

  • Author: Rodd Wagner
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071847790
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9713
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New York Times bestselling author Rodd Wagner tackles one of the most destructive problems facing organizations today–the breakdown of the relationship between employees and the organizations they work for "Your people are not your greatest asset. They're not yours, and they're not assets." With this declaration, one of the leading authorities on employee performance rolls up his sleeves against the weasel words, contradictions, bad habits, and intrusions that reduce people to "human resources." To "FTEs." To "human capital." To flesh-and-blood widgets. Armed with empirical evidence from the provocative studies he leads around the globe, Wagner guides you through the new realities of what it takes to get the highest levels of intensity from people in a more mercenary, skeptical, and wired work world. He explains how elements such as individualization, fearlessness, transparency, recognition, and coolness are reciprocated with loyalty, productivity, innovation, and--inescapably--corporate reputation.