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Currency (2018-01-30)
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How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises OUr Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being

by Achor, Shawn

The bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage reveals why our potential is not limited by what we on our own can achieve; rather, our success is amplified by the successes of those around us. He offers five strategies for exponentially raising our achievement and performance by helping others - colleagues, teams, and employees - be better.

For decades, we have thought about potential as a being a constellation of individual traits: your creativity, your abilities, your intelligence. But new research shows that this version of potential - what Achor calls Small Potential - is deeply flawed, and places a ceiling on the level of success we can achieve. To lift this ceiling and reach new vistas in our careers, we must strive for Big Potential.

Big Potential works not in isolation, but rather as parts of an ecosystem: so that when we help those around us succeed, we not only raise the performance of the group, we also make ourselves better. Drawing on cutting-edge original research, as well as his work with executives, educators, and leaders around the globe, Achor shows how we all have the power to amplify our own potential by helping others realize theirs.

Shawn Achor has become one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness, success, and potential. His research on mindset made the cover of Harvard Business Review, and his TED Talk is one of the most popular of all time with almost 14 million views. He has lectured or worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as the Pentagon and the White House. He has now lectured in more than 50 countries; speaking to everyone from CEOs in China, to doctors in Dubai, to schoolchildren in South Africa. His Happiness Advantage training is one of the most successful corporate training programs in the world. His research has been published in the New York Times, WSJ, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune and more. He is the author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness.

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Quote: Currency

BIG POTENTIAL turns our notions of success upside down. It shows that the secret to achievement isn't to focus on one's self, but to lift up the lives of others. Then it outlines the practical, actionable steps to turn these ideas into action. This book is another reminder of the inspiring power of Shawn Achor.

Quote: Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of WHEN and DRIVE

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