Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful - No Matter What

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 26, 2010 - Self-Help - 256 pages
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Learn to create resilience and happiness no matter what’s going on in your life

In these tough times, there are few people who are completely happy with the current conditions. From business executives to the everyday Joe or Jane, everyone seems to be going through a rough economic and personal crunch. But acclaimed business school Professor Srikumar Rao says that we can learn to create joy no matter what else may be going on around us.

Rao shows you that it isn't the negative thing that happens to you that causes your unhappiness, it's how you see it. Happiness at Work is a thought-provoking new title that moves the mind away from negativity and forces you to resist labeling situations as "bad", but rather seeing them as neutral.

Happiness at Work provides:

  • Surprising ways of looking at change and problem-solving
  • Exercises that shift one’s perspective

Learn the vital wisdom necessary to achieving a joyful, successful life as you define it through greater resilience and a strong inner core. Get it now with The Happiness Choice.

"Follow Srikumar Rao’s instructions and you will enjoy the journey to more happiness and meaning in your life, no matter what!"
--Marshall Goldsmith, author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

"Happiness at Work brings new understanding of the essential role happiness plays in workplace learning and performance. Srikumar Rao’s guidelines for our journey to leadership include aspects rarely explored and newly significant."
--Frances Hesselbein, chairman and founding president, Leader to Leader Institute/Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management

"This book is a treasure chest full of wisdom. Each and every one of its 34 chapters introduced me to or reminded me of a very important principle for living a happy and successful life."
--Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the SoulŪ series and coauthor of The Success Principles


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User Review  - ldmarquet - LibraryThing

We have a human instinct to search for a magic bullet, some instantaneous fix for our problems. So it was with skepticism that I started into Srikumar Rao’s Happiness at Work. How could it be, I ... Read full review

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Happiness at Work Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful --- No Matter What by Srikumar S. Rao, Ph.D. It was a pleasure to review this inspirational 235 page how-to that showed me how to see my work ... Read full review

Selected pages


1 What you need is a paradigm shift
2 Dont stick a label on it
3 Why positive thinking is bad for you
4 Be a Daruma doll
5 Let it gobabies do
6 Think your problem is managing time? Its not
7 What do you really do part 1?
8 What do you really do part 2?
20 Another hugely important question
21 There are no mechanisms
22 How big is your pile?
23 Where are they now?
24 Its your modelnot reality
25 Quiet the tumultuous horde
26 The question itself is irrelevant
27 Its not fair

9 What do you notice?
10 Why affirmations can actually hurt you and what to do about it
11 Not a trivial question
12 Are you really happy? I suspect not
13 Happiness is your birthrightgrab it now
14 Invest in the process not the outcome
15 On wild horses and freedom
16 Taming the horsestaint easy but it can be done
17 The Bard had it right
18 The scientist who cheated You cheat too
who am I?
28 The root of all your problems
29 Is anything for real?
30 Standing on slippery rocks
31 What counts is whats inside you
32 What to do when fear strikes
33 Beware the stories you tell and the company you keep
34 A new model of the world
35 Where does your journey take you?

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About the author (2010)

Srikumar S. Rao created "Creativity and Personal Mastery," the pioneering course that was among the most popular and highest rated at many of the world’s top business schools. It remains the only such course to have its own alumni association. His work has been covered by major media including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Time, Fortune, BusinessWeek, the London Times, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. CNN, PBS, and Voice of America, and dozens of radio and TV stations have interviewed him.
Please visit www.srikumarsrao.com for many tools and useful resources.You can follow him on Twitter @srikumarsrao

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