on 21 August 2013
This book does an excellent job of applying research from positive psychology in a business environment. It is easy to read and is packed with practical, evidence-based actions that promote a healthy work life balance. I have personally picked up many useful tips that will help me with changing my mindset, decision making and working effectively with others. I was also really impressed with the number of topics covered such as, flow, positive emotions, time perspectives, luck... so there is something for everyone! Overall, this book does a fantastic job of harnessing the latest scientific research in order to improve well-being and being more motivated and engaged at work.
on 4 July 2013
I have known and worked with Suzanne for over 10 years and was lucky enough to receive an early copy of this book.
I am quite sceptical about 'self-help' books - so often they seem to have been written by theorists with no experience of the real world. By contrast, Suzanne backs up her ideas with both the latest research and anecdotes about her own experiences working for large organisations, both good and bad!
Great Days at Work is an inspiring and very readable book. I came away with practical and achievable ideas for how to ensure that I get the most out of work and have noticed the results already, thank you Suzanne!
on 8 July 2013
The book provides a framework that can be utilised as a complete holistic approach, or the reader can select from individual modules according to their personal need and focus. It blends scientific evidence and latest research with some well established concepts, enabling the reader to make chocies and determine practical action for themselves. An excellent vehicle for provoking thought, reflection and for building concrete action and next steps. I have managed various teams for the majority of my business career, and I can thoroughly recommend it for professionals and managers alike.
on 26 September 2013
Great Days at Work distills key research findings from the science of positive psychology and show how they can be practically applied in the workplace. The books provides a mixture of thought provoking insights (the chapter on Time Persepctives is particularly interesting)as well as plenty of activities based on real world coaching/training expertise, all written in an engaging style. A great resource for anyone interested in improving their worklife.
on 9 July 2013
This is the second book from Suzanne Hazelton's, and this author knows the art of simple and useful books! She presents "Positive Psychology" concepts in an accessible and concrete dynamic. She knows her subject and gives a whole series of daily examples so that we took advantage of these concepts shes brings to us. So the "positive psychology" (this idea to study the human beings "effective" manners to work rather than to bend over the mechanics of what does not work) becomes an ongoing support for the daily life at work - and everywhere else. This book is very complete, it includes many exercises, it is really a "textbook" to help us change what could work better in our lives, a dense book which allows us to resume the control (our life control) in practical and important domains. Thank you Suzanne!