Category: Employee Engagement

Is Happiness the Key to Success?

Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor has dedicated his life to studying the relationship between happiness and success. A New York Times best-selling author and speaker whose TED talk has been viewed nearly 14 million times, he has helped thousands of individuals and organizations around the world find

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How to Get Employees Excited About Meetings

Michelle Gielan

How many times have you found yourself leaving a meeting feeling overwhelmed and more stressed than before you went in? Or how often have you led a meeting and felt like the same issues were rehashed, and it was a

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The Right Kind of Stress Can Bond Your Team Together

Shawn Achor

Last fall, I did a documentary with HBO, directed by Peter Berg and produced by Michael Strahan, called State of Play: Happiness. In the film, we explored how to create a positive culture in organizations where the culture or conditions make it difficult to

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7 Ways To Transform Your Leadership

Rowdy McLean

There are few things more frustrating in business than poor, weak or misguided leadership. Show me a business with poor leadership and I will show you a business that is dysfunctional, inefficient, and struggling to keep its head above water. When

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Optimists Are Better at Finding New Jobs

Michelle Gielan

Given that I’m a happiness researcher, you might think I’d strive to help people eliminate unhappiness in their careers. But unhappiness actually serves a crucial function, signaling the need for change, prompting us to switch companies or fields, or even just motivating

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Positivity in the Workplace: Q&A with Happiness Expert Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor

This article was originally published on Wrike, by Brianna Hansen, May 9, 2016.  How do you define happiness? How do you think it relates to the productivity of your team? Are your employees and coworkers happy? These answers affect more

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3 Things You Think Will Make You Happier at Work (But Won’t)

Michelle Gielan

This article by Charlotte Seager was first published on The Guardian and was featured on GoodThink, Inc.’s blog.  For many of us, work’s not working out. Mundane tasks, too much to do and the nagging feeling that your job may be, well,

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The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Praise at Work

Shawn Achor

In The Happiness Advantage, I describe an experience with a leader at a Fortune 100 company who told me, “We don’t need a happiness program; we pay people to be engaged.” This is a surprisingly common refrain from unenlightened leaders, an assumption based

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Think You’re Too Busy to Practice Mindfulness? Think Again

Michelle Gielan

The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds

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Does Your Office Have a Positive Vibe?

Shawn Achor

Help people fall in love with your company. In any line of work, there’s a good chance you do your fair of selling. You’re selling your ideas, your products, even yourself. Maybe you’re not in sales—but don’t forget to sell

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4 Positive Communication Habits for Business Success

Michelle Gielan

This article by Deborah Mitchell was originally published on Entrepreneur. When working in broadcast news, whether as on-air talent or behind the camera as a producer, you have an incredible amount of power to determine the type of information shared with viewers.

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Why Humble Leaders Inspire Loyal Teams

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Last week, my mom told me a gem of a story. She was 23 and had just started her first year as a high school English teacher. One day, she got out the record player as part of a lesson,

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Are the People Who Take Vacations the Ones Who Get Promoted?

Too many people limit their happiness and success by assuming that taking time off from work will send a negative message to their manager and slow their career advancement. But new research, says that the exact opposite is true. Taking a

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3 Uncommon Ways to Drive Happiness in the Workplace

Shawn Achor

This article by Mark C. Crowley featuring an interview with Shawn Achor  was originally published on Fast Company.  Engagement is the holy grail of workplace satisfaction. Here are three new ways to think about your employees’ happiness. By the late

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Change Your Job–by Changing Your Mindset

Shawn Achor

The brilliant Amy Wrzesniewski from Yale University researches how people perceive their jobs. She found that the way a person sees his or her occupation—as a “calling,” as opposed to a “job”—doesn’t depend on the job title or position, but

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How Employee Engagement Can Boost the Bottom Line

Michelle Gielan

This article by Jared Lindzon originally appeared on The Globe and Mail. If employees are an organization’s most valuable assets, then there’s nothing more valuable than a highly engaged work force. That’s because research has proven that job satisfaction can

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