Great application of positive psychology in organizations and for the individual. I highly recommend listening if your interested in improving yours or your organization's performance.
I recently started listening to audio books on my 40 minute drive to work. This has been the best so far. Engaging, interesting, informative, and containing a number of laugh-out-loud moments, I enjoyed it start to finish.
Shawn teaches us such important life lessons here, and he does so with great anecdotes, examples, and significant research.
Went into a little panic every time I thought it was the last chapter! I was actually a little bit relieved when I hit a traffic jam and was able to listen for a little bit longer.
The only thing I would suggest when you listen to this book (like all audio books I guess) is to make notes of the key points - in this case, the seven principles... Because listening rather than reading makes it harder to pick them out and remember them. Each principle is described in great detail, and I imagine it's much easier to flick through and recall them in a printed book... So keep your notebook handy!
Loved it... And now feeling a sense of loss that Shawn is not keeping me company on my long daily journey!
Needed more insights.
not a great or inspiring delivery of his premise
I only bought this book because it was plugged in Richard Branson's otherwise excellent book "The Virgin Way". Achor's message was boring, cliched, pedantic and nakedly self promotional.
Informative, compelling and inspiring! Shawn Anchor speaks with authority on a subject that he is obviously passionate about and his first hand experiences that support the underlying premise of happiness leading to success not vice versa make it all the more credible.
Recommended for anyone in an organization that wants to make change. Refreshing concepts that turn traditional thinking on its head. Great listen.