The science of happiness

A WorkWell podcast with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar

Happiness a measurement of success

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When you think about success in your job, what do you think about? Meeting deadlines, outperforming targets, fixing systematic issues? All of these may point to high performance. However, they fall short of some of the vital and often overlooked ways we should measure success like our own happiness.

On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, an international renowned teacher and author in the fields of happiness and leadership, about the science of happiness, what it is, how it improves personal and professional performance, and ways to pursue it.

Pursuing happiness is not a selfish pursuit. It is a self-full pursuit. When we pursue happiness, we’re increasing our own well-being. And by extension, because happiness is contagious and we become more generous and kinder when we’re happier, it’s also helping others. We’re all interconnected in this web of empathy.

– Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, author of multiple bestselling books and professor of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history - Positive Psychology and the Psychology of Leadership.

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