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The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Mindset to Success

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Most companies and schools follow this formula: if you work harder, you will be more successful, and then you will be happy.

Recent discoveries, however, have shown that this formula is actually backward: happiness fuels success, not the other way around.

A decade of research shows that training your brain to be positive at work actually fuels greater success. In fact, 75% of job success is predicted not by intelligence, but by your optimism, social support network and the ability to manage energy and stress in a positive way.

Through research of top performers at Harvard, the world’s largest banks, and Fortune 500 companies, patterns have been uncovered which create a happiness advantage for positive outliers—the highest performers at the company.

What You Will Learn

When you are positive, your brain becomes more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive.

This isn’t just an empty mantra.

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.

Join us to hear:

  •  Ways to train your brain to be happy
  •  How to practice happiness to create lasting positive change
  •  And much more!

This is one Webcast program you need to attend ... it can change your life! While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures in the most popular class at Harvard. In 2009 alone, Shawn was invited to lecture in 36 different countries on how positive psychology can raise happiness and performance.  His work received attention in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, and BusinessWeek. In 2006, he served as Head Teaching Fellow with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar of “Positive Psychology,” a class that enrolled one out of every seven Harvard undergraduates. Shawn now travels around the world giving talks on this research. He is currently collaborating with Yale University on researching the link between happiness and performance. He is the author of The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work.


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