Tag: Seven Principles of Positive Psychology

ProdPod - Episode 90 - Biology, Self-Actualization and Your Productivity

ProdPod: Episode 90: Biology, Self-Actualization and Your Productivity

When the idea of self-actualization developed in the mid-20th century, far before the field of positive psychology was fostered by Dr. Martin Seligman, there was a desire to study and cure illness, mental and physical. Dr. Abraham Maslow tried something different; he studied the role model, the talented and the ingenious. By doing so, he hoped to unlock how we… Read more →

The Happiness Advantage

ProdPod: Episode 84 — Two-Minute Book Summary: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

I first became aware of Shawn Achor as the funny, charismatic presenter of the popular TEDxBloomington Talk, “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance.” And, subsequently, I came to know his eponymous book, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work. His book’s premise is, I quote, Conventional wisdom holds that… Read more →