Shawn Achor is one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness, success and potential. His research on mindset made the cover of Harvard Business Review, and his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with 16 million views. He has worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, the Pentagon and the White House, and lectured in more than 50 countries (from CEOs in China to doctors in Dubai and school children in South Africa). His Happiness Advantage training is one of the most successful corporate training programmes in the world. His research has been published in the New York Times, WSJ, Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Fortune. He is the author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness.
"BIG POTENTIAL turns our notions of success upside down. It shows that the secret to achievement isn't to focus on one's self, but to lift up the lives of others. Then it outlines the practical, actionable steps to turn these ideas into action. This book is another reminder of the inspiring power of Shawn Achor" * Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of WHEN and DRIVE * "A vibrant book on how to bring out the best in others-and how they can bring out the best in us. With enticing stories, fresh studies, contagious enthusiasm, and immensely practical tips, this is Shawn Achor at his best" * Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, and OPTION B with Sheryl Sandberg * "With cutting-edge research, penetrating insights, and practical examples, Achor describes a new conception of "success," and in doing so, reveals exciting new strategies we can use to meet our highest potential. If you aim to live up to the possibilities of your life, you'll find Big Potential to be a key resource" * Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project and The Four Tendencies * "We have long understood leadership potential as being a measure of individual performance and results. But Achor reveals that our true potential as leaders lies in our the ability to teach, inspire, and empower others to lead. He will open your eyes to the vast potential we can unleash by expanding our power and influence to those around us." * Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and New York Times-bestselling author, ranked the number one leadership thinker in the world by Thinkers50 *