WASHINGTON TIMES: Best-selling author Shawn Achor on ‘happiness’

Paul Mountjoy | WASHINGTON September 18, 2013 Ask anyone what they want in life, and the answer is invariably: “To be happy.” However, the question remains how to achieve this lofty goal and what tools, skills and strategies are necessary to fulfill the goal of personal happiness. This is where best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before…

THE BUILD NETWORK: Let Them Eat Candy

Jeffrey Goldsmith with Shawn Achor | May 28, 2013 The secret to a more productive, creative, and flexible workforce? M&Ms, thank-you cards, and whatever else makes them smile. In a psychological study, 44 internists are given a hypothetical patient file, including a misdiagnosis from another hospital, and asked to decipher the medical problem at hand. Half of…