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Happiness at Work

  • May 31, 2010
We live in a me-centered society. We want what we want and we want it right now. For some reason, we believe that if everything isn't exactly as we plan it, we've somehow failed. So we focus on the getting and achieving rather than experiencing the here and now and seeing what's really important.

Over the years, I've read hundreds of self help, personal growth, and business books. Many of these works promote or touch on the concepts presented in Happiness at Work. However, none do what this book does. The concepts presented clearly and in a straightforward manner step by step so that the reader grows with and into each step. To further clarify and help integrate the information, the author provides concrete things to do and little stories bring home the points.

The bottom line is that we think our lives need to be fixed. We think we need to manage our time better, find a better job, or create a flashy advertising campaign to bring in more customers. The truth is that we need manage ourselves better. We need to look to what we do right now and really pay attention. We are missing out on life by chasing moonbeams and fairytales that won't really make us happy anyway.

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Some of the most interesting material in this book includes Srikumar S. Rao's advice re "No Matter What." Using the extended metaphor of a journey, he offers practical advice about how to cope with inclement weather, barriers, delays, unforeseen threats, etc. His insights are best revealed within the narrative, in context and in sequence. After Rao provides a "map" to his reader and shows his reader the "road," only the reader can make the "journey."    In this context, I am …
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Learn to create resilience and happiness no matter what’s going on in your life

In these tough times, there are few people who are completely happy with the current conditions. From business executives to the everyday Joe or Jane, everyone seems to be going through a rough economic and personal crunch. But acclaimed business school Professor Srikumar Rao says that we can learn to create joy no matter what else may be going on around us.

Rao shows you that it isn't the negative thing that happens to you that causes your unhappiness, it's how you see it. Happiness at Work is a thought-provoking new title that moves the mind away from negativity and forces you to resist labeling situations as "bad", but rather seeing them as neutral.

Happiness at Work provides:

  • Surprising ways of looking at change and problem-solving
  • Exercises that shift one’s perspective

Learn the vital wisdom necessary to achieving a joyful, successful life as you define it through greater resilience and a strong inner core. Get it now with The Happiness Choice.

"Follow Srikumar Rao’s instructions and you will enjoy the journey to more happiness and meaning in your life, no matter what!"
--Marshall Goldsmith, author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

"Happiness at Work brings new understanding of the essential role happiness plays in workplace learning and performance. Srikumar Rao’s guidelines for our journey to leadership include ...

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ISBN-10: 0071664327
ISBN-13: 978-0071664325
Author: Srikumar Rao
Genre: Health, Mind & Body, Nonfiction
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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