big potentialBIG POTENTIAL
by Shawn Achor

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We are experiencing historic levels of disconnection, depression, and anxiety in our schools. In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we teach our kids to pursue success in isolation. But when they push others away as they push themselves too hard, they limit not just their potential but also their well-being and happiness.

In his highly anticipated follow-up to The Happiness Advantage, Achor reveals a better approach. Drawing on his work with leaders and educators in fifty countries, he shows  that success and happiness are not competitive sports and includes over forty practical tools to create positive change in our schools and beyond. Why spend the first twenty years of life rewarding individual success, when for the next eighty years our success depends almost entirely on how well we connect with, relate to, and learn from one another?

Just as happiness is contagious, every dimension of human potential—performance, intelligence, creativity, leadership ability, and health—is influenced by those around us. When we try to be successful alone, we feel alone. When we try to be successful together, we can find greater success and happiness. Rather than fighting over scraps of the pie, we can expand the pie instead.

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