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[#007] The Happiness Advantage

What do you think is the relationship between Happiness and Success?

Earlier this year I read Shawn Achor’s “The Happiness Advantage”. Apart from being an entertaining read, it’s a real eye-opener on how back to front we have got the Success and Happiness relationship. There are cultural blocks we have in place that hamper our Happiness. Not least is that we see this relationship in the wrong way. This has significant implications for our mental health and our work, which in turn has implications for how we build organisations which are fit for people.

Shawn gave a humourous talk at TEDx Bloomington in May 2011. It’s well worth a watch to learn about the Success and Happiness relationship and what we can do about it.

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