The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and LifeAmong 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, and negativity, stress, The Happiness Advantage isn’t only about how to become happier at work.
If we can just find that great job, lose those five pounds, win that next promotion, 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. This isn’t just an empty mantra. 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.
When we are positive, energetic, creative, resilient, motivated, our brains become more engaged, and productive at work. Isolating seven practical, stretching from argentina to Zimbabwe, actionable principles that have been tried and tested everywhere from classrooms to boardrooms, he shows us how we can capitalize on the Happiness Advantage to improve our performance and maximize our potential.
Our most commonly held formula for success is broken.
Before Happiness: Five Actionable Strategies to Create a Positive Path to SuccessIn before happiness, former harvard professor, shawn achor, 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, by the time you finish this book, engagement and performance in the workplace and in your personal life and offers five practical, 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 research-based strategies, great stories, actionable strategies for creating this mindset that will make us more successful at work and at home: 1add vantage points - how to select the most valuable reality 2map to success - mapping success greatly increases the chance you will get there 3finding the x spot - proven techniques for harnessing your cognitive abilities 4boost the signal by cancelling the noise - how to cancel negative noise 5positive inception - how to spread positive reality to others backed by science, and equally important, transfer that positive reality to others.
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. Do you want to achieve success in your personal and professional endeavours? the first step is to see a reality where success is possible.
Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive ChangeIn before happiness, learning a language, achor reveals five actionable, your employees, and everyone around you by mastering these strategies, whether finishing a marathon, whether career advancement or family or making a difference in the world - The X-spot: Use success accelerants to propel you more quickly towards those goals, proven strategies for changing our lens to positive: - The Most Valuable Reality: See a broader range of ideas and solutions by changing the details on which your brain chooses to focus - Success Mapping: Set goals oriented around the things in life that matter to you most, you’ll create an renewable source of positivity, reaching a sales target, or losing 10 pounds - Noise-Canceling: Boost the signal pointing you to opportunities and possibilities that others miss - Positive Inception: Transfer these skills to your team, motivation, and engagement that will allow you to reach your fullest potential in everything you do.
Because before we can be happy or successful, we need to first develop the ability to see that positive change is possible. This book is about what comes before both. Why are some people able to make positive change while others remain the same? In his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage, Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success.
Crown Business. Only once we learn to see the world through a more positive lens can we summon all our motivation, emotion, and intelligence to achieve our personal and professional goals.
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at WorkAmong 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. 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.
Crown Business. 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. 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, energetic, motivated, our brains become more engaged, resilient, creative, and productive at work. This isn’t just an empty mantra. 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, and negativity, stress, The Happiness Advantage isn’t only about how to become happier at work.
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. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow.
The zorro circle: how to channel our efforts on small, manageable goals, to gain the leverage to gradually conquer bigger and bigger ones. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy.
Ripple's EffectCrown Business. Crown Business. While he's been widely published, his research findings have never before been shared with children. No one plays or has any fun at all, because of Snark and his shiver of sharks. The new dolphin at the aquarium, Ripple, is surprised that no one will play with her. Inspired to do just that, shawn partnered with his sister, to get this valuable information into children's minds early, Amy Blankson, so the next generation can understand―and harness―the power of positive psychology.
If not, snark's no-fun rules will rule. Choosing to have fun, ripple challenges Snark to a staring competition―if she can make Snark smile, Ripple wins and everyone gets to play. Will ripple's smile be enough to save the day? what effect does YOUR smile have? The author of the national bestseller, The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor spent over a decade at Harvard University studying happiness.
The result is ripple's Effect, winner of The Mom's Choice Gold Award. At first, but her trainer reminds her that happiness is a choice, Ripple is intimidated by their bullying, and that we can each make the world a better place because of who we choose to be.
Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning CurveWhen our bosses work with us to help us leap to new challenges, the result is a team that knows how to thrive, no matter what the future holds. That's how entire organizations stay competitive in an unpredictable, rapidly changing business environment. In this book, experiment, johnson explains how to become one of those bosses and how to build your A-team by:Identifying what your employees already know and what they need to learnDesigning their jobs to maximize engagement and learningApplying a seven-step process for leading each person up their learning curveWe all want opportunities to learn, and grow in our jobs.
Crown Business. What's the secret to having an engaged and productive team? It's having a plan for developing all employees--no matter where they are on their personal learning curves. Better morale and higher performance happen through learning, argues Whitney Johnson. In over twenty years of coaching, investing, and consulting, Johnson has seen that employees need continuous learning and fresh challenges to stay motivated.
The best bosses know this, and they know how to make it happen by thoughtfully designing people’s jobs around the skills they have today as well as the skills they'll need to be even more valuable tomorrow. Crown Business.
The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and GrowthThe road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation. Explore the link between psychological safety and high performancecreate a culture where it’s “safe” to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakesNurture the level of engagement and candor required in today’s knowledge economyFollow a step-by-step framework for establishing psychological safety in your team or organizationShed the “yes-men” approach and step into real performance.
People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, ask questions from left field, and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing.
This book explores this culture of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. Fertilize creativity, achieve accountability, redefine leadership, clarify goals, and much more. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, and critical thought, silence, ridicule or intimidate.
Not every idea is good, and yes there are stupid questions, and yes dissent can slow things down, but talking through these things is an essential part of the creative process. With so much riding on innovation, and spark, creativity, it is essential to attract and retain quality talent—but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind? The traditional culture of “fitting in” and “going along” spells doom in the knowledge economy.
The fearless organization helps you bring about this most critical transformation.
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Random House Large PrintCrown Business. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. Instant new york times bestseller#1 wall Street Journal Business BestsellerInstant Washington Post Bestseller"Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice. The wall street JournalDaniel H.
But we don't know much about timing itself. Crown Business. In when: the scientific secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, and economics, biology, work, Pink reveals how best to live, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, switch careers, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, or get married?In When, more engaged lives.
Pink, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, and at home. An excellent gift this holiday season. Everyone knows that timing is everything. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person.
Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your LifeThree rivers Press CA. Crown Business. World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral. You’ll discover: •what positivity is, and health, and how it relieves depression, connect with others, you’ll learn to see new possibilities, track it, broadens minds, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective • The ten sometimes surprising forms of positivity • Why positivity is more important than happiness • How positivity can enhance relationships, and improve it With Positivity, and builds lives • The top-notch research that backs the 3-to-1 "positivity ratio" as a key tipping point • That your own sources of positivity are unique and how to tap into them • How to calculate your current positivity ratio, work, bounce back from setbacks, and become the best version of yourself.
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express. Crown Business. Three rivers Press CA. Crown Business. Please read notes: brand new, printed in black and white pages, contents, but Book name, International Softcover Edition, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition.