Why this book?
Archer’s years as a Harvard professor lend him an effective and authoritative voice, and his message—be happy first—resonates with the philosophies of mindful leadership. His seven principles of positive psychology, from the Tetris Effect to Falling Up, speak to power of our thinking to generate fulfillment and success. He’s precise yet expansive in his examination of how the psychology of happiness impacts our professional lives.
The Happiness Advantage is a simple yet profound book, that allows us to recognize and access those things that make us happy and successful at work.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
Most people want to be successful in life. And of course, everyone wants to be happy. When it comes to the pursuit of success and happiness, most people assume the same formula: if you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you'll be happy. The only problem is that a decade of cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology has proven that this formula is backwards. Success does not beget happiness.
Based on the largest study ever conducted on happiness and human potential (a survey conducted by the author of more than 1,600 students),…