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What Happy Companies Know: How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Company for the Better

What Happy Companies Know: How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Company for the Better

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  • Copyright 2006
  • Pages: 320
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-205463-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-205463-8

Happy companies are winning companies. Well-adjusted, psychologically healthy companies collaborate better. They innovate more effectively. They change faster. They see reality with exceptional clarity, but they know how to address it positively. They uncover opportunities where others fixate on obstacles and blame. What Happy Companies Know reveals the five crucial elements that happy companies share in common... and shows how to lead any company to happiness! This book reflects the experiences of the world's best companies, as well as the latest scientific research. Drawing on case studies from dozens of great businesses and exceptional leaders, this book's authors offer a complete blueprint, practical tools, and proven best practices for achieving organizational happiness and breakthrough performance. This book shows readers how to build a company where individuals at every level can apply their diverse strengths towards shared goals that are meaningful, positive, and profitable.

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Table of Contents

                     Acknowledgments xi

                        About the Authors xv

                        Foreword xvii

Chapter 1        The Naked Ape Dons the Designer Suit  1

Chapter 2        What Is a Happy Company and Why Do I Want One?  15

Chapter 3        The Nerd from the Mists  25

Chapter 4        Scarcity Behavior in the Modern Tribe  43

Chapter 5        Aggression, Target Fixation, and the Crashes They Cause  61

Chapter 6        The Lesson of the Salmon, or Why Happiness Beats Going Belly Up  81

Chapter 7        What’s a Body to Do? Personal and Corporate Strategies for Health  95

Chapter 8        Humility, the Most Courageous Form of Leadership  111

Chapter 9        From Guts to Sight to Heart, the Role of Visionaries  131

Chapter 10      Organizing for Innovation  149

Chapter 11      Only the Emotionally Intelligent Need Apply  169

Chapter 12      Return on People  189

Chapter 13      Engage with People  205

Chapter 14      Doing Well and Doing Good  223

Chapter 15      Tools for Building Constructive Culture  245

Chapter 16      Happy Companies Are All Alike and Yet Unique  261

                      Index  281


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