Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful - No Matter What

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-29
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Learn to create resilience and happiness no matter what's going on in your lifeIn 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 Workis 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.The Happiness Choice provides: Surprising ways of looking at change and problem-solving Exercises that shift one's perspectiveLearn 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.

Author Biography

Srikumar Roa, Ph.D. is currently an adjunct professor at London Business School and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He has a M. Phil. in Marketing from the same school in addition to an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His undergraduate training was in Physics at St. Stephen's College, Delhi University.He conceived the pioneering course, Creativity and Personal Mastery, the only business school course that has its own alumni association. He and the course have been extensively covered in the media including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the London Times, the Independent, Time, the Financial Times, Fortune, the Guardian, Business Week and dozens of other publications. These articles can be found at has done pioneering work in motivation and helps senior executives as well as teams and groups become more engaged in work and discover deep meaning in it. Many who have been through his program report quantum leaps in professional and personal effectiveness

Dr. Rao's previous book, Are You Ready to Succeed, has sold well internationally and has been translated into many languages. He has conducted workshops for and spoken before executives of Microsoft, Google, Lehman Brothers, McDonald's, Chubb, IBM, United Airlines, Allstate, Johnson & Johnson and dozens of others. He has served as a marketing advisor to the national board of MENSA. He has been a contributing editor for Forbes and writes regularly on management practices, leadership and about the impact of technology on business processes. He also writes for other national magazines such as Inc., Business 2.0, Hemispheres, Beyond Computing and Training and was a contributing editor for both Financial World and Success.

Dr. Rao was an executive with Warner Communications, Continental Group, Data Resources and McGraw-Hill, and has consulted with such companies as RCA, Reuters, Citicorp, GTE, Pan Am and Diner's Club. He has been a seminar leader with the Institute for Management Studies and the American Management Association. He is an expert on marketing strategy and has taught in the corporate programs of companies such as Verizon, Northrop-Grumman, Symbol Technologies and General Instruments as well as in the executive programs of London Business School, Columbia Business School and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

Table of Contents

1. What You Need is a Paradigm Shift
2. Don’t Stick a Label on It!
3. Why Positive Thinking is Bad For You
4. Be a Daruma Doll
5. Let It Go—Babies Do
6. Think Your Problem is Managing Time? It’s Not

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