While most of us think happiness is a result of success at work, best-selling author Shawn Achor thinks we have it backwards. Paula Vasan summarized the author's recent keynote presentation at the Elite Advisor Summit and quoted him as noting, "you can raise your success all the time and happiness will remain the same. Or, you can raise your happiness and your success will rise dramatically." Achor, the CEO of Good Think Inc., also claims that happiness can increase productivity by 31%.
Giving difficult feedback is an occasional reality of every manager’s job. Handling those meetings with grace is key to maintaining happy, engaged employees. Nadia Goodman provides a great situational guide on how to deliver that uncomfortable feedback. From responding to a premature request for a promotion to motivating a stagnant employee, this Entrepreneur article offers great advice for those challenging moments.
Assimilating to a new company’s culture is comparable to moving to a new country, says Business Insider’s Jane Watson. This clever analogy helps explain why changing jobs can be so challenging in ways beyond mastering a new company’s products and services. Having experienced living in another country and recently joining a new organization herself, Watson writes from personal experience in this genuinely illuminating piece.