INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • The happy secret to greater success and fulfillment in work and life—a must-read for everyone trying to flourish in a world of increasing stress and negativity
“Thoughtfully lays out the steps to increasing workplace positivity.”—Forbes
In the book that inspired one of the most popular TED Talks of all time, New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor reveals how rewiring our brain for happiness helps us achieve more in our careers and our relationships and as students, leaders, and parents.
Conventional wisdom holds that once we succeed, we’ll be happy; that once we get that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But the science reveals this formula to be backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around.
Research shows that happy employees are more productive, more creative, and better problem solvers than their unhappy peers. And positive people are significantly healthier and less stressed and enjoy deeper social interaction than the less positive people around them.
Drawing on his original research—including one of the largest studies of happiness ever conducted—and work in boardrooms and classrooms across forty-two countries, Achor shows us how to rewire our brains for positivity and optimism to reap the happiness advantage in our lives, our careers, and even our health. His strategies include:
• The Tetris Effect: how to retrain our brains to spot patterns of possibility so we can see and seize opportunities all around us
• Social Investment: how to earn the dividends of a strong social support network
• The Ripple Effect: how to spread positive change within our teams, companies, and families
By turns fascinating, hopeful, and timely, The Happiness Advantage reveals how small shifts in our mind-set and habits can produce big gains at work, at home, and elsewhere.
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The Happiness Advantage
Well written, in a way that is understandable to everyone.
We are all one and always connected!
The Happiness Advantage
I was always criticized for being "the nice guy". This book re-enforces that I was never on the wrong track. Some fine tuning here and there and a clearer understanding of what to do, all come out of the 7 principles outlined in this book.
Would recommend this book to anyone who wants to just lead a happier and healthier life.
A very powerful book
I found Shaun Achor through his TED talk, and the things he said resonated with my own experiences. So I bought his book, and I'm glad I did; the techniques contained within have proven invaluable already, and I'm only using one or two of them.
About the only critique I can make is that the book is seriously wont of a summarizing chapter at the end. I read this page by page on my morning commute, and by the time I'd reached the end, I felt that a review of the exercises would be useful.
I'll be buying this book for my family members.