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Authentic Happiness Authentic Happiness by Martin E. P. Seligman shows how Positive Psychology is shifting the profession’s paradigm away from its narrow-minded focus on pathology, victimology and mental illness to positive emotion and mental health. Happiness, studies show, is not the result of good genes or luck. It can be cultivated by identifying and nurturing traits that we already possess – including kindness, originality, humor optimism and generosity.

Authentic Happiness Good to Great by Jim Collins over five years the team analyzed the histories of 28 companies. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness – why some companies make the leap and others don’t.  The findings will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice.

Authentic Happiness Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box by Arbinger Institute - Using the story/parable format so popular these days, Leadership and Self-Deception takes a novel psychological approach to leadership. It's not what you do that matters, say the authors but why you do it. We really do know what the right thing to do is, but this constant self-justification becomes such an ingrained habit that it's hard to break free of it--it's as though we're trapped in a box, the authors say.

Authentic Happiness The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: a Leadership Fable  by Patrick Lencioni - is an entertaining, quick read filled with useful information that will prove easy to digest and implement. This time, Lencioni weaves his lessons around the story of a troubled Silicon Valley firm and its unexpected choice for a new CEO: an old-school manager who had retired from a traditional manufacturing company two years earlier at age 55.

Authentic Happiness The Power of Appreciative Inquiry A Practical Guide to Positive Change by Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom a wildly popular new approach to organizational change – dramatically improves performance by encouraging people to study, discuss, learn from, and build on what is working rather than simply trying to fix what is not.

Authentic Happiness The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.  The seven principles guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.  Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises.

Authentic Happiness Transitions by William Bridges gives strategies for coping with the difficult, painful and confusing times in a person’s life and helps make sense of these changes.

Authentic Happiness A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink provides a completely original and profound analysis of the most pressing personal and economic issue of the days ahead – how the gargantuan changes wrought by technology and globalization are going to impact the way we live and work and imagine our world.

Authentic Happiness How We Choose to Be Happy by Rick Foster and Greg Hicks

Authentic Happiness Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis, Annie McKee

Authentic Happiness The Third Age by William Alan Sadler



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