Category: Shawn Achor

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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KidsWifi Combines Positive Psychology and Technology to Help Parents Raise Safer and Happier Kids

Shawn Achor

Over the past few years, I’ve traveled to 50 countries researching happiness. During this time I have worked with nearly half of the Fortune 100 companies, did a two hour interview with Oprah in her backyard, and been invited by

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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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Why Working More Is Making You Less Productive

Shawn Achor

Your downtime is more precious than you think. You could be much more efficient, productive and happy if you changed the way you view the hours in your day. Many of the business leaders and Harvard students I work with

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Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

Shawn Achor

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and Finding Nemo. We race to get all our ground work done:

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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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Reach your goal faster with this science-based brain trick

Shawn Achor

There are few better ways to witness the sheer power of human potential than to watch a runner cross the finish line of a marathon. It’s incredible to see months and years of training, determination and self-discipline culminating in one

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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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Why You Need to Stop Worrying About Failing

Shawn Achor

Don’t let the fear of making a mistake distort your decision-making and lead to an even worse mistake. Do you know what “icing the kicker” means? In football, when a kicker is preparing to make a potential game-winning field goal,

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4 Ways to Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

Shawn Achor

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress by Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan was first published on Harvard Business Review.  Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network

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Is happiness the secret of success?

Shawn Achor

Scientifically, can happiness be an advantage? Some people think if you are happy, you are blind to reality. But when we research it, happiness actually raises every single business and educational outcome for the brain. How did we miss this?

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Do these exercises for two minutes a day to feel happier, researchers say

Shawn Achor

This interview with Shawn Achor by Brigid Schulte was featured on The Washington Post To those who think of happiness as a “nice to have” luxury or something that comes after a lifetime of sacrifice of single-mindedly driving to achieve a

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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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7 Ways to Become Influential in Business & Fuel More Success & Happiness

Michelle Gielan

This Broadcasting Happiness interview with Michelle Gielan by Kathy Caprino was originally published on Forbes. When I was in my corporate life years ago, I could see very clearly how bad news and rampant negativity could crush an organization and

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How to Replace Your Bad Habits with Good Ones

Shawn Achor

We often think that if we had more choices, it would be easier to change our lives. In fact, we do have plenty of choices, but we don’t change. What we really need in our lives to make a positive

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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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Is the Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full?

Shawn Achor

Plot twist—it doesn’t matter! Find out how you can build your positive outlook. If you saw me on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey, you’ll know that Oprah and I discussed the age-old question: Is the glass half-empty or half-full?

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