Happy Managers

A Business Perspective

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125 pages
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 English
This book explores the subject of happiness for managers in a business. Happiness at work includes job satisfaction, work engagement, well-being, motivation, and positive attitudes and relationships.
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About the author

Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer and author. He is the author of 21 books published in Ireland, the UK and abroad on learning, personal development, study skills and business management.  Some of his books have gone into foreign translations and second...

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This book explores the subject of happiness for managers from a business perspective. Happiness is contagious and has important consequences for both employees and for organisations and in the past its role in the successful operation of a business has been underestimated. Happiness at work includes job satisfaction, work engagement, well-being, motivation, and positive attitudes and relationships. Happy corporate cultures increase productivity, profitability and turnover.

About the author

Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer, moderator, examiner and author. He has published numerous journal articles in the fields of learning, study skills, personal development, motivation and management. He is the author of 21 books published in Ireland, the UK and worldwide on learning, personal development, study skills and business management. Some of his books have been translated into foreign languages including Russian, Spanish, Danish and Norwegian, and gone into second editions. His most recent book (2014) is titled Awaken the Genius Within – A Guide to Lifelong Learning Skills (Glasnevin Publishing, Dublin). He has a M.Ed. with distinction (in training and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS) and a member of the Irish Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).

  • About the Author
  • Introduction
  1. Happiness
    1. Function of Happiness
    2. Happiness Explained
    3. Three Forms of Happiness
    4. Happiness and Age
    5. The Challenge of Retirement
    6. Adaptation
    7. Five Activities to Improve Happiness
  2. Thinking Happy
    1. The Brain and Happiness
    2. Happy versus Unhappy People
    3. Personality and Happiness
    4. How to be Miserable
    5. How to Think Happy
    6. Five Actives to Think Happy
  3. Flow & Happiness
    1. Characteristics of Flow
    2. Where does Flow happen?
    3. The Role of Memory in Flow
    4. Savouring
    5. Flow during Play
    6. Flow at Work
    7. The Roles Managers Endure
    8. Five Activities to Create Flow
  4. Money & Happiness
    1. Does Money Buy Happiness?
    2. Does Money Buy Love?
    3. When Money Matters
    4. Celebrity and Happiness
    5. Comparing Countries
    6. Five Activities to Improve Happiness with Money
  5. Relationships & Happiness
    1. Interpersonal Relationships
    2. Three Types of Adults
    3. Partners
    4. Marriage
    5. Signs of a Deteriorating Relationship
    6. Why Good Relationships Matter
    7. How to be a Better Friend
    8. Exuding Self-Confidence
    9. Some Differences Between Men and Women
    10. Five Activities to Improve Relationships
  6. Work & Happiness
    1. Perception of Work
    2. Work Life Balance
    3. Work-Life Surveys of Different Jobs
    4. Happy Workers Need Supportive Managers
    5. Toxic Workers
    6. Ways to be Happier at Work
    7. Five Activivies for Happiness At Work
  • Acknowledgements
  • Bibliography and Further Reading