Powered by Happy: How to Get and Stay Happy at Work (Boost Performance, Increase Success, and Transform Your Workday)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Mar 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 256 pages

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

 

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This fun easy read will kick your career into high gear and improve your life. It is the antidote to the workaholic path to success. Yes there is another way! I highly recommend using this book as a ... Read full review

Contents

Create Your Own Definition of Happiness
1
Choose Happiness and Make It Happen
23
Avoid What Holds Your Happiness Hostage Minimizing Worry and Negative Thoughts
45
Hang with a Gang That Gets It
75
Dump the ToDo List and Start an IWish List
101
Take the Un Out of Unhappy and Be Grateful
121
Make a HighYield Happiness Investment
139
Oh Happy Day Get Your Happiness on the Calendar Now
165
When All Else Fails Just Laugh
183
Pack Up Your Happiness and Take It to Work
201
Conclusion
215
Acknowledgments
225
References
227
About the Author
229
Back Cover
231
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About the author (2010)

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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