WE THRIVE 2020 Book Club – May
Tuesday, May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Women Entrepreneurs Thrive Exploring Ideas and Tools for Success. Reading NOT Required to Join the Conversation and Grow Together
Come participate in the discussion regardless. You still get to benefit from everyone elses powerful takeaways!
The book this month is:
The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor
Our most commonly held formula for success is broken.
Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, 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 at work. 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.
In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor, who spent over a decade living, researching, and lecturing at Harvard University, draws on his own research—including one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard and others at companies like UBS and KPMG—to fix this broken formula. Using stories and 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 in order to gain a competitive edge at work.
Mark Your Schedules:
May 12th, 2020
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
July 21st, 2020
Leadership and Self- Deception by The Arbinger Institute