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The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work Book by Shawn Achor Our most successful 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 will be happy. If we can 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 truly 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 is not just an empty mantra. This discovery has been repeatedly confirmed by rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and the results of organizations around the world.

In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor, who spent more than a decade living, researching, and lecturing at Harvard University, draws on his own research, which includes one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard and others in companies. like UBS and KPMG. Fixing 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 be more positive for a competitive advantage at work.

By isolating seven practical and practical principles that have been tried and tested everywhere, from classrooms to boardrooms, from Argentina to Zimbabwe, it shows us how we can capitalize on the advantage of happiness to improve our performance and maximize our potential. Among the principles it describes:

• The Tetris effect: how to retrain our brains to detect patterns of possibility, so that we can see and take advantage of opportunities wherever we look.
• The Circle of the Fox: how to channel our efforts towards small and manageable objectives, to obtain the necessary influence to gradually conquer greater and greater objectives.
• Social investment: how to get the dividends of investing in one of the biggest 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 is not just about being happier at work. It's about how to reap the benefits of a happier, more positive mindset to achieve the extraordinary in our work and in our lives.

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Genre: Self-help book
 

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Achor bases his training on a growing body of research on the positive psychology movement, which emphasizes instilling resilience and positive attitudes.

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About The Author of The Book Shawn Achor
Shawn Achor is one of the world’s leading experts on happiness, success, and potential. His research has graced the cover of Harvard Business Review, and his TED Talk is one of the most popular of all time, with more than 15 million views. Shawn spent twelve years at Harvard before bringing this research to nearly half the Fortune 100, as well as places like the Pentagon, impoverished schools in Africa, and the White House. His research has also been published in top psychology journals and featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fortune. His interview with Oprah Winfrey and his PBS program has been seen by millions. He now serves on the World Happiness Council and continues his research.

 

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