Back to Back Issues Page Newsletter #24 – Achieve Authentic Happiness Sept 18, 2006
September 18, 2006

September - Management for the Rest of Us

"While real income in America has risen 16% in the last 30 years, the percentage of people who describe themselves as "very happy" has fallen from 36% to 29%"
(quote from Martin EP Seligman's book, "Authentic Happiness")

It would seem that money cannot buy you happiness. Lucky then that I've written three articles that will make a positive difference to your work and home life today :>)

Before I tell you about the articles, you may be curious to know why I've got a 4 foot moose sculpture in my garage, waiting to be finished…. This moose makes me happy. Why? Because he allows me to deploy my signature strength of "creativity, ingenuity and originality". Find out more by reading my articles!

The first article is introducing you to the work of Dr Martin EP Seligman, founder of the Positive Psychology movement, bringing fresh ideas on how to increase your happiness, all based on rigorous research. His practical wisdom can be applied in many areas of your life, and mostly help you answer the $1million question "How can I be happy?". Take the Authentic Happiness Test and learn what makes you happy today.

I've expanded on the work of two management gurus - Abraham Maslow and Frederick Herzberg - to give you further food for thought in achieving the elusive goal of work satisfaction. Both articles give you practical advice on how to increase your own satisfaction and the satisfaction of your team. Plus, the articles give you a clear way to think about satisfaction and discuss them with your boss, because you'll usually need their support to make big changes.

Warm Regards
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Lyndsay Swinton

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1. Dr Martin EP Seligman's Authentic Happiness Test; How to Increase Your Work and Life Satisfaction
Taking Dr Martin EP Seligman's Authentic Happiness Tests could change your life. Today. A big claim? Perhaps, but one that's worth the risk (plus it's free :>).

2. How To Increase Your Work and Life Satisfaction: Put Abraham Maslow Theory Into Practice
Using Abraham Maslow theory is a recognised way to help you understand your needs and how to meet them. In the time it takes you to drink your skinny latte, this article shows you how.

3. How To Motivate Your Team; Put Frederick Herzberg Theory Into Practice
Using Frederick Herzberg theory is a simple, structured way to motivate your team and increase job satisfaction. By considering Herzberg's two factor theory, you can work out what dis-satisfies your team, what motivates them and most importantly, what you can do to increase job satisfaction


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