7 Core Principles2017-12-21T13:02:07+00:00
7 CORE PRINCIPLES

Seven principles of positive psychology that fuel success & performance at work – The Happiness Advantage

In his NY Times bestseller The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work, former Harvard teaching fellow Shawn Achor, uses stories and case studies from his work with thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries to explain how we can gain a competitive edge at work by reprogramming our brains to become more positive.

The book draws on two decades of positive psychology studies, Shawn’s own research at leading companies like UBS and KPMG, and one of the largest ever studies of happiness and potential, which was undertaken at Harvard.

Using seven practical, actionable principles tried and tested everywhere from classrooms to boardrooms, stretching from Argentina to Zimbabwe, he shows us how we can capitalise on the Happiness Advantage to improve our performance and maximise our potential.

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7 CORE PRINCIPLES

Seven principles of positive psychology that fuel success & performance at work – The Happiness Advantage

In his NY Times bestseller The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work, former Harvard teaching fellow Shawn Achor, uses stories and case studies from his work with thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries to explain how we can gain a competitive edge at work by reprogramming our brains to become more positive.

The book draws on two decades of positive psychology studies, Shawn’s own research at leading companies like UBS and KPMG, and one of the largest ever studies of happiness and potential, which was undertaken at Harvard.

Using seven practical, actionable principles tried and tested everywhere from classrooms to boardrooms, stretching from Argentina to Zimbabwe, he shows us how we can capitalise on the Happiness Advantage to improve our performance and maximise our potential.

Value: (AUD) $14.99.
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

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01. The Happiness Advantage

Because positive brains have a biological advantage over brains that are neutral or negative, this principle teaches us how to retrain our brains to capitalize on positivity so we can improve our productivity and performance. Also provides 5 proven tactics to increase happiness.

02. Mindset Matters

How we experience the world, and our ability to succeed within it, constantly changes based on our mindset. This principle teaches us how we can adjust our mindset and embed this powerful practice into our work routines in a way that increases our power to be more fulfilled and more successful.

03. The 20-Second Rule

Sustaining lasting change often feels impossible because our willpower is limited. And when willpower fails, we fall back on our old habits and succumb to the path of least resistance. This principle shows how, by making small energy adjustments, we can reroute the path of least resistance and replace bad habits with good ones and make transition easier to initiate.

04. The Tetris Effect

Also called cognitive afterimage, this concept creates patterns and filters. When our brains get stuck in a pattern that focuses on stress and negativity, we set ourselves up to fail. This principle teaches us how to retrain our brains to spot patterns of possibility, so we can see and seize opportunity wherever we look. Leverage this concept in work routines to help your team uncover positive solutions amidst chaos and turbulence.

05. Falling Up

In the midst of defeat, stress, and crisis, our brains map different paths to help us cope. This principle is about finding the mental path that not only leads us up out of failure or suffering but allows us to be happier and more successful because of it. Successful companies leverage this concept by telling and amplifying stories of triumph and creating legends of hope, optimism, and resilience.

06. The Zorro Circle

Our brains need to record wins in order to feel like our behavior matters – this is especially true in times of change. When challenges loom and we get overwhelmed, our rational brains can get hijacked by emotions. This principle teaches us how to regain control and insure short term wins by focusing first on small, manageable goals, and then gradually expanding our circle to achieve bigger and bigger ones.

07. The Social Investment Solution

In the midst of challenges and stress, a strong social support network is the greatest predictor of both performance and happiness. Instead of hunkering down and retreating within themselves, the most successful people invest in their friends, peers, and family members to propel themselves forward. Learn how to engage others to insure mutual success.