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Are your employees happy or hunting?

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Wednesday, October 26, 2011

One of my CausePlanet contributors, Deborah Dale Brackney, submitted an article this week about employee retention and happiness. When I read her article, I knew Shawn Achor's ears were burning. Achor recently published The Happiness Advantage: Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work. Shawn Achor is one of the world's leading experts on human potential, having researched and lectured in 42 countries, working to bridge the gap between the science of happiness and performance in our everyday lives.

Achor has written The Happiness Advantage because the success formula is broken.

We typically think that if we reach that sales goal or increase that fundraising margin, we'll be happy. Years of groundbreaking but rarely circulated research in positive psychology tells us that the reverse, in fact, is true. Happiness is actually the precursor to success. When you increase your happiness levels, you experience more successful outcomes and can work smarter and faster. Achor shares seven principles of positive psychology that fuel performance, as taught in Harvard's famed Happiness Course to companies worldwide. The link at the end of Brackney's article below provides more information about ... Read more

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