Join us for drinks, nibbles and a facilitated conversation!
Reading stimulates the mind, opens the door of opportunity and helps us develop and grow – “you will be the same person five years from now except for the people that you meet and the books that you read” (anon).
The aim of the POD Book Chats is to encourage reading and provide you with an opportunity to network with a diverse group of business women.
The 10 July 2019 POD Book Chat: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
We’ve been taught that if we work hard, we will be successful, and then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, get a raise, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive. This discovery has been repeatedly supported by research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and the bottom lines of organizations around the world. Shawn Achor draws on his own research—including one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard and at large companies like UBS and KPMG—to share strategies for how to fix this broken formula in The Happiness Advantage. Using case studies from his work with thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries, Achor explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive, and ultimately more successful at work.