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.

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.

You Are in Control of Your Happiness

By Shawn Achor | September 29, 2017

It is about learning how to cultivate the right mindset and behaviors.

Why Your Free Time Is So Draining

By Shawn Achor | August 18, 2017

Binge-watching Netflix all weekend might sound relaxing, but it’s less enjoyable than you think.

How to Foster Social Connections at Work

By Shawn Achor | July 12, 2017

Not everyone has to be best friends, but you do have to build a culture of mutual respect and authenticity.

To Be Successful, Make Time for Your Relationships

By Shawn Achor | May 19, 2017

Our relationships are the greatest predictor of both happiness and high performance.