BROADCASTING HAPPINESS

The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

BY MICHELLE GIELAN

WE ALL ARE BROADCASTERS

Managers broadcast to their teams during meetings. Team members broadcast to one another about the likelihood of success. Clients broadcast to potential clients about the company. Even introverts broadcast through their non-verbals.

Our words can move other people from a fear-based mindset in which they see obstacles as insurmountable to a positive mindset where they see that change is possible. What makes the difference is what we choose to broadcast.

What we broadcast predicts success.

New research from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts to the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business outcomes, including:

Greater Performance Ratings

Higher
Productivity

Higher
Sales

Lower
Stress

Learn the science of positive leadership, in particular how to:

  • Inoculate your brain against stress and negativity by fact-checking challenges
  • Drive success by leading a conversation or communication with positivity
  • Rewrite debilitating thought patterns and turn them into fuel for resilience and growth
  • Deal with negative people in a way that lessens their power
  • Share bad news more effectively to increase future social capital
  • Create and sustain a positive culture at work by creating contagious optimism

In the midst of some of the lowest levels of engagement in history, creating a positive mindset is only the first step. What comes next is finding ways to sustain positive change, getting others to adopt that positivity, and replicating successful patterns of behavior. If you want to help your team be more innovative, productive or sell more each quarter, changing your story in specific ways is the key. Peppered with case studies, Broadcasting Happiness shows how real companies are using these techniques to improve their cultures—and bottom lines.

Transform how you communicate with others to be more effective and feel more energized each day. Change is possible, and by incorporating simple communication habits, which often take just a couple of minutes a day, you can ripple out that positive change to others and create an upward spiral of success.

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ABOUT MICHELLE GIELAN

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. She is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success.

Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS. At CBS News, Michelle anchored two national newscasts and produced “Happy Week,” a series focusing on fostering happiness in the midst of the recession. She holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.

Michelle Gielan