The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage

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

eBook - 2010 | 1st ed.
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Publisher: New York : Crown Business, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307591562
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 236 p.)
Contents: Discovering the happiness advantage
The happiness advantage at work
Change is possible
Principle #1: the happiness advantage
Principle #2: the fulcrum and the lever
Principle #3: the tetris effect
Principle #4: falling up
Principle #5: the Zorro circle
Principle #6: the 20-second rule
Principle #7: social investment
Spreading the Happiness advantage
At work, at home, and beyond.


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Jan 21, 2019

On Jan 18, 2019, US News & World Report published an article relating how positive psychology can improve student success<. This specific book was mentioned in that article as foundational to the "Orange Frog" approach that was implemented.

Jan 13, 2019

Interesting book, expands new ideas on overlooked cliches. Wish I had more time to finish reading

The Happiness Advantage would be an excellent companion for those who love personal development and want to discover their potential. Although, as the title mentions, the book’s focus is geared towards success and work performance, the essence of the book is all about happiness. Shawn Achor, former Harvard graduate and advocate of positive psychology, has studied for many years the ideas and actions of optimistic and pessimistic people. Achor gladly and with a good sense of humour shares his key findings and provides dozens of tips and advice about how to turn on the switch of your positivity, happiness, and productivity.

Mar 15, 2018

A well-written piece on becoming happier in your daily life, well worth your time.

Also, at 236 pages, it's not a long investment.

Aug 07, 2016

This book is quite easy to read and informative. It makes the reader think about the perspective with which they they approach life.

May 01, 2015

Tho not a formula for becoming happy, the awareness of the behaviors discussed could result in happiness desired and the resultant advantages.

Nov 04, 2011

Lots of good practical information for increasing happiness, whether in the workplace or one's personal life.


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