The Happiness Advantage - The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work-logo

The Happiness Advantage - The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

Shawn Achor

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 mus

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 mus
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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 mus

Language:

English

Length:

7h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:01


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:52


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:46


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:32


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:45


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:44


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:34


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:24


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:47


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:06


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:07


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:55


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:47


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:09


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:59


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:53


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:27


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:00


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:17


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:00


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:33


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:49


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:57


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:54


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:04


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:41


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:45


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:27


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

00:41