by Shawn Achor
Some people are convinced that being happy is a natural state that runs in your gene pool. Not true!
Shawn Achor is an American happiness researcher, author, and speaker known for his advocacy of positive psychology. He believes that happiness is a skill that can be learned and practiced by anyone.
The Happiness Advantage and his other book, Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success,Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change, are must-have additions to your personal and professional bookshelf. He writes with great clarity and passion about the power of a positive mindset. Through his research, Mr. Achor shows that this "mindset is the best predictor of motivation, engagement and performance in the workplace.”