Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

by Michelle Gielan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941631300
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 132,035
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Michelle Gielan, founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, is an expert on the science of positive communication and how to use it to fuel success. She works with Fortune 500 companies and schools to raise employee engagement, productivity, and happiness at work. Michelle is a Partner at GoodThink, a positive psychology consulting firm, and she holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Michelle is an executive producer of The Happiness Advantage with Shawn Achor on PBS. She formerly served as the anchor of two national newscasts at CBS News, as well as a correspondent for The Early Show. In 2009, Michelle produced Happy Week, a series focusing on fostering happiness in the midst of the recession. In 2011, she appeared in her own weekly health and wellness segment, “Manic Monday” on FOX News Chicago.

Michelle graduated cum laude in computer engineering. Her research and advice have received attention from Forbes, USA Today, CNN, FOX, Huffington Post, and NPR.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 The Value of Broadcasting Happiness 1

Part I Capitalize on Positivity

2 Power Leads: Prime the Brain for High Performance 29

3 Flash Memories: Leverage Past Wins to Fuel Future Successes 57

4 Leading Questions: Spark Positive Thinking 83

Part II Overcomes Stress and Negativity

5 Fact-Check: Move from Paralysis to Activation 111

6 Strategic Retreats: Deal with Negative People 141

7 The Four Cs: Deliver Bad News Better 167

Part III Create a Positive Ripple Effect

8 Go Viral: Generate Contagious Optimism 199

Conclusion 231

The Journalist Manifesto 243

Notes 257

Acknowledgments 269

About the Author 275

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