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Powered by Happy

ISBN: 9781402226960

By: Beth Thomas

Published: 03/01/2010

The only pocket-sized book packed with ways to boost not only workplace happiness, but also your—and your company’s—performance

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Description

The only pocket-sized book packed with ways to boost not only workplace happiness, but also your—and your company’s—performance

Research has shown that employee happiness improves the bottom line, but how can a time-crunched, stressed-out employee wedge in a little joy? Instrumental for anyone working, whether in a cubicle or a corner office, Powered by Happy offers a quick hit of optimism for the workday, which will help your career.

Employee engagement expert Beth Thomas has crafted a powerful little book filled with upbeat coaching, practical advice, and proven techniques.

Powered by Happy provides a step by step, tip by tip strategy for figuring out what gives us joy and how to create an environment in which we can find it—all day, every day, in any situation, no matter what challenges we face.”
—Larry Israelite, talent management executive

“Here is a practical collection of strategies and approaches that will support and enliven the lives of employees and managers.”
—Elliott Masie, chair, The Learning Consortium

Look hard into the mirror, be honest with yourself, follow Beth’s advice, and become more productive and honestly happy!
—Steven M. Lyman, vice-president, American Eagle Outfitters

About the Author

Beth Thomas

Beth Thomas is managing director and executive vice president of Sequent Consulting, a firm that provides training and HR services to the corporate sector. She has been senior vice president of retail training at JPMorgan Chase, where she was responsible for the learning and development of nearly 40,000 employees. She has worked with Limited Brands, Abercrombie and Fitch, DSW, and the CIA on how to improve the bottom line by investing in employee happiness. She is a frequent national speaker.

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Table of Contents

Introduction         xi
Happiness Tip #1: Create Your Own Definition of Happiness         1
Happiness Tip #2: Choose Happiness and Make It Happen         23
Happiness Tip #3: Avoid What Holds Your Happiness Hostage: Minimizing Worry and Negative Thoughts        45
Happiness Tip #4: Hang with a Gang That Gets It         75
Happiness Tip #5: Dump the To-Do List and Start an I-Wish List        101
Happiness Tip #6: Take the “Un” Out of “Unhappy” and Be Grateful        121
Happiness Tip #7: Make a High-Yield Happiness Investment        139
Happiness Tip #8: Oh, Happy Day: Get Your Happiness on the Calendar Now!        165
Happiness Tip #9: When All Else Fails, Just Laugh         183
Happiness Tip #10: Pack Up Your Happiness and Take It to Work         201
Conclusion        215
Acknowledgments        225
References        227
About the Author         229

Excerpt

Are you happy?

How you answer that question probably depends on what area of your life you think about first. Your spouse? Home? Children? Friends? Work?

For most people, work isn

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 7 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 8.96 oz
Page Count: 256 pages

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