How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship


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Harvard Business Review Press
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5.8 X 8.2 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Annie McKee is an advisor to leaders of Fortune 500 companies, governments, and NGOs around the globe. She is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education and a coauthor of the bestseller Primal Leadership with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis, Resonant Leadership with Richard Boyatzis, and Becoming a Resonant Leader with Richard Boyatzis and Frances Johnston.

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"One important takeaway is that you can plan your route to happiness--it doesn't happen by accident." -- TD magazine (Association for Talent Development)

"McKee advises a reframing of your perception of your job; asking yourself how unhappy you really are and whether or not you have the power to change things for yourself, instead of waiting for someone to do it for you. By understanding what you want from work you can better decide whether what you are doing is right for you." -- Daily Telegraph

"Annie McKee... identifies three elements that we all need: a sense of purpose; a vision that is powerful and personal; and resonant, friendly relationships. [Here is] advice about how to create an organisation that can achieve these three aims." -- Fly BMI

"By following McKee's suggestions, based on her research and experience, leaders can create a positive, healthy work experience in any business, no matter how fast the pace or how intense the pressure." -- SUCCESS Magazine

Advance Praise for How to Be Happy at Work

Daniel Goleman, author, Emotional Intelligence; coauthor, Altered Traits--
"Annie McKee brings her wise voice and well-seasoned experience to that deep and perpetual conundrum, How to Be Happy at Work. Her insights offer eminently practical and powerful advice anyone can benefit from."

Arianna Huffington, founder, Huffington Post; founder and CEO, Thrive Global--
"We are in the middle of a global epidemic of stress, burnout, and nonengagement at work, costing our economy billions and wreaking havoc on our lives. In How to Be Happy at Work, Annie McKee provides an antidote to help you engage, succeed, and thrive."

Ann Schulte, Global Leader, Learning & Leadership Development, Procter & Gamble--
"Today's organizations need employees who can take risks, find new and different ways to achieve goals, and use their emotional intelligence to deal with challenges. In this practical and compelling book, Annie McKee shares how business leaders can learn to be hopeful, find a path to engagement and happiness, reach their potential, and help their organizations succeed."

Gavin Patterson, CEO, BT Group plc--
"Whether you're just starting your working life or reassessing your priorities in midcareer, Annie McKee's book is essential reading for anyone searching for the 'why'--not just the 'what'--in their life and work."

Marshall Goldsmith, international bestselling author, What Got You Here Won't Get You There and Triggers--
"McKee's book revolutionizes what we thought we knew about happiness--what it is, where we can find it, and why we deserve it. A must-read for anyone seeking fulfilment in life and work."