Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor
Shawn Achor is a Harvard-trained researcher and best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. Get a daily dose of happy at Shawn's Facebook page.

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The Key to Success on a Team Is Connection

By Shawn Achor | September 13, 2019

When it comes to potential, individual traits and aptitudes are poor predictors of success on a team. Instead, it is all about the ecosystem around you.

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Surround Yourself With These 3 Positive Influencers

By Shawn Achor | March 1, 2019

The people you spend the most time with make the most difference.

Why You Should (Temporarily) Ignore Your Problems

By Shawn Achor | November 30, 2018

Contrary to popular misconceptions, taking time away from your problems may actually help you reap one of the greatest competitive advantages that exists today.

The Key to Creating Positive Habits

By Shawn Achor | November 13, 2018

Your happiness is a deep, personal journey. If you want to create an authentic sense of joy, write your own rules for staying positive.

The Power of Eye Contact

The Power of Eye Contact

By Shawn Achor | August 24, 2018

Lock eyes to build rapport.


How to Find Meaning in Your Job

By Shawn Achor | August 15, 2018

Try this exercise to make your current job more tolerable.

How to Envision—and Reach—Your Big Potential

By Shawn Achor | February 20, 2018

Your goals should be moving targets, not destinations. Shawn Achor explains why in an excerpt from his new book Big Potential

How to Set the Mood for a Positive Day

How to Set the Mood for a Positive Day

By Shawn Achor | January 12, 2018

Tweak your surroundings to set yourself up for success.

You Can Overcome the Science Behind Helplessness

By Shawn Achor | December 27, 2017

You never have to give up.

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About the Things You Can’t Control

By Shawn Achor | November 16, 2017

Let it go.