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The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage

The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work

  • Author: Shawn Achor
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448112613
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 256
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Most people want to be successful in life. And of course, everyone wants to be happy. When it comes to the pursuit of success and happiness, most people assume the same formula: if you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you'll be happy. The only problem is that a decade of cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology has proven that this formula is backwards. Success does not beget happiness. Based on the largest study ever conducted on happiness and human potential (a survey conducted by the author of more than 1,600 students), Harvard lecturer Shawn Achor shares seven core principles of positive psychology that each one of us can use to improve our performance, grow our careers, and gain a competitive edge at work. He reveals how happiness actually fuels success and performance, not the other way around. Why? Because when we are happier and more positive we are more engaged, creative, resilient to stress, and productive. The Happiness Advantage will appeal to anyone who wants practical advice on how to become happier and also more successful.

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
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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.

Summary of Shawn Achor’s The Happiness Advantage by Milkyway Media

Summary of Shawn Achor’s The Happiness Advantage by Milkyway Media

  • Author: Milkyway Media
  • Publisher: Milkyway Media
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 32
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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 HAPPINESS Advantage

The HAPPINESS Advantage

How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life: Lined Book

  • Author: Sbgn Notebook
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781679725210
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100 PAGES 6�9 NOTEBOOK HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE: HOW A P0OSITIVE MIND AFFECTS SUCCESS IN WORKING LIFE

Before Happiness

Before Happiness

Five Actionable Strategies to Create a Positive Path to Success

  • Author: Shawn Achor
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0753549654
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 272
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Do you want to achieve success in your personal and professional endeavours? The first step is to see a reality where success is possible. Only when we choose to believe we live in a world in which challenges can be overcome, in which our behaviour matters, and in which change is possible can we summon all our drive, energy, and emotional and intellectual resources to make that change possible. In Before Happiness, Shawn Achor, former Harvard professor, and bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage introduces a groundbreaking new theory about success and human potential. Achor shows how a positive mindset is the best predictor of motivation, engagement and performance in the workplace and in your personal life and offers five practical, actionable strategies for creating this mindset that will make us more successful at work and at home: 1)Add vantage points – how to select the most valuable reality 2)Map to success – mapping success greatly increases the chance you will get there 3)Finding the X Spot – proven techniques for harnessing your cognitive abilities 4)Boost the signal by cancelling the noise – how to cancel negative noise 5)Positive Inception – how to spread positive reality to others Backed by science, great stories, and research-based strategies, by the time you finish this book, you will have a complete understanding of exactly how to create a better reality and magnify the volume of happiness and success in your life, and equally important, transfer that positive reality to others.

Happiness Advantage

Happiness Advantage

Be Your Better Self and Achieve Success Through Happiness

  • Author: Chloe S
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781981796045
  • Category:
  • Page: 114
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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!

Big Potential

Big Potential

How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being

  • Author: Shawn Achor
  • Publisher: Currency
  • ISBN: 1524761540
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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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.

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Work and Wellbeing

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Work and Wellbeing

  • Author: Peter Y. Chen,Cary Cooper
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118716213
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 536
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Part of the six-volume reference set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, this volume is a comprehensive look at wellbeing in the workplace at organizational, managerial, and individual levels. Discusses the implications of theory and practice in the field of workplace wellbeing Incorporates not only coverage of workplace stress in relation to wellbeing, but also aspects of positive psychology Explores the role of governments in promoting work place well being Part of the six-volume set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research on wellbeing from across the social sciences Topics include work-life balance; coping strategies and characters of individuals; characteristics of workplaces and organizational strategies that are conducive to wellbeing; and many more

Joy on Demand

Joy on Demand

The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within

  • Author: Chade-Meng Tan
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062378945
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 272
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A long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Search Inside Yourself shows us how to cultivate joy within the context of our fast-paced lives and explains why it is critical to creativity, innovation, confidence, and ultimately success in every arena. In Joy on Demand, Chade-Meng Tan shows that you don’t need to meditate for hours, days, months or years to achieve lasting joy—you can actually get consistent access to it in as little as fifteen seconds. Explaining joy and meditation as complementary things that naturally reinforce each other, Meng explains how these two skills form a virtuous cycle, and once put into motion, become a solid practice that can be sustained in daily life. For many years, meditation has been taught and practiced in cultures where almost all meditators practice full-time for years, resulting in training programs optimized for practitioners with lots of free time and not much else to do but develop profound mastery over the mind. Seeing a disconnect between the traditional practice and the modern world, the bestselling author and Google’s “Jolly Good Fellow” has developed a program, through “wise laziness,” to help readers meditate more efficiently and effectively. Meng shares the three pillars of joy (inner peace, insight, and happiness), why joy is the secret is to success, and demonstrates the practical tools anyone can use to cultivate it on demand.

Serve to Be Great

Serve to Be Great

Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom

  • Author: Matt Tenney
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118868447
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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Do you aspire to be a more effective leader who guides your teamor organization to higher levels of lasting success? Would you liketo look forward to each day and know that you are having a positiveimpact on the world around you? This is possible for everyone, regardless of your title orposition. In fact, Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from aPrison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom will train you to makethis a reality. Although it’s not an easy process, it is aworthwhile one. By making a shift in your approach to leadership, you can becomea highly effective leader who enjoys your work and makes the worlda better place. The shift is simply a matter of gradually becomingmore focused on how you can serve others and increase your capacityto do so. Being an extraordinary leader does not require a MBA orPhD. The reality is that anyone can be a great leader. Author Matt Tenney has survived – and thrived – insituations where most people would have been quickly broken. InServe to Be Great, he offers his life experiences and uniqueinsights to help leaders apply the powerful principles of servantleadership. Servant leaders are not weak or timid. Motivated by theaspiration to serve, they achieve true power by empowering othersto achieve excellence. This is a practical guide to becoming a leader people want tofollow. By shifting focus from short-term gain to serving others,leaders can create great workplace cultures that deliver superior,long-term results. Serve to Be Great is the perfect playbookfor realizing the ultimate in personal and business success. In keeping with the spirit in which Serve to Be Great waswritten, all author proceeds from the sale of the book will bedonated to charity.