The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work

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Traditional psychology tells us that success makes us happy. Discover why this isn't true and what steps you can take to really become successful and happier

 
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work, Shawn Achor

Most people want to be successful in life. And of course, everyone wants to be happy. When it comes to the pursuit of success and happiness, most people assume the same formula: if you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you'll be happy. The only problem is that a decade of cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology has proven that this formula is backwards. Success does not beget happiness.Based on the largest study ever conducted on happiness and human potential (a survey conducted by the author of more than 1,600 students), Harvard lecturer Shawn Achor shares seven core principles of positive psychology that each one of us can use to improve our performance, grow our careers, and gain a competitive edge at work. He reveals how happiness actually fuels success and performance, not the other way around. Why? Because when we are happier and more positive we are more engaged, creative, resilient to stress, and productive. The Happiness Advantage will appeal to anyone who wants practical advice on how to become happier and also more successful.

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  • Paperback
    $19.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780753539477
    Published: 01/11/2011
    Imprint: Virgin Books
    Extent: 256 pages
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    $35.00 RRP
    ISBN: 9780753539460
    Published: 01/11/2010
    Imprint: Virgin Books
    Extent: 256 pages
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    ISBN: 9781448112616
    Published: 30/09/2011
    Imprint: Virgin Digital
    Extent: 256 pages
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