• Title: The Orange Frog : How One Spark Change An Island
  • Author: Shawn Achor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Orange Frog How One Spark Change An Island The Genie is out of the Bottle and it looks like an Orange FrogHere s what we keep hearing What we really want is an engaged workforce capable of performing at high levels and generating competitive a
    The Genie is out of the Bottle and it looks like an Orange FrogHere s what we keep hearing What we really want is an engaged workforce capable of performing at high levels and generating competitive advantage Research by Harvard s Shawn Achor and others in the field of positive psychology proves that our level of happiness and positive outlook is directly correlated to pThe Genie is out of the Bottle and it looks like an Orange FrogHere s what we keep hearing What we really want is an engaged workforce capable of performing at high levels and generating competitive advantage Research by Harvard s Shawn Achor and others in the field of positive psychology proves that our level of happiness and positive outlook is directly correlated to predicable levels of sustainable success and further, that this success ripples out to those around us Best of all, these strategies can be learned.Now, Shawn has penned the most readable of business books a short story about a normal frog that chooses to be anything but normal This endearing story invites readers to share his journey to save an island in the midst of chaotic times, looming threats with a cast of recognizably disengaged characters.Adults and students alike find this story engaging and fun, but make no mistake, this is nothing short of a revolution in the way we approach engagement and happiness in today s competitive work environments Increase Productivity Build Team Engagement Create a Positive Performance CultureThe research behind The Orange Frog and Shawn s best selling book The Happiness Advantage has been used at among others AMEX and TDAmeritrade, and by individuals and organizations in 45 countries to generate a positive, productive culture and work environment.

    One Reply to “The Orange Frog : How One Spark Change An Island”

    1. The book is a pretty quick read. It is a parable about working with an open mind an positive attitude. Where I think the book really misses the mark is regarding hard work. Some of the message is really missguided. Hard work is not to be frowned upon and though I understand the overall point of the story is work with a positive can-do team attitude but I just feel that parts of the story are too simplified.

    2. A brilliant book and very quick to read. For anyone who needs an introduction to positive psychology and its benefits, especially in organisations, but also for anyone wanting a quick reminder, this is a must-read. The parable covers so many fundamentals of positive psychology, from choosing to be happy, to happiness coming before success, to the crucial importance of altruism, as well as gratitude and exercise, to name but a few. It took me less than an hour to read the book, and it also helpfu [...]

    3. Wow; the power of positivismd of metaphors. "By conquering the Thrall (feeling the work is overwhelming and has no meaning), the found a way to overcome the Deluge (large and disastrous problems at work). "Only 10% of our long-term happiness can be predicted based upon our environment; 90% of our long-term happiness is predicted based upon how our brains process the world."

    4. This little book is a parable about the power of positivity, as told through the lens of frogs on a fictional island. I had to read it for work--these kinds of books aren't usually my thing. I prefer someone to just lay out the facts, and maybe including their interpretation, so I can then draw my own conclusions. But I needed this for a training at work, so I read it. And it's not bad. I felt like it was clunky and obvious while I was reading it, but I've noticed since reading it, when discussi [...]

    5. Just like the mice in the maze and the other one about miced mazesI liked the idea behind this book, it makes sense. The delivery was so-so. The author tried to add humor into the book which fell a little short for me and the characters were a little cheesy for my liking. However, it was a quick read and it makes sense. I would like to read a little less "parables" about animals and a little more about what it actually means to be happy. I am very interested in his other books.

    6. This book was a very fast read, and basically just was promoting happiness and positivity among all :). Very good!

    7. Such a positive message and a great model for changing the culture of a community/organization. :D

    8. THE ORANGE FROG by Shawn Achor was discovered by me while reading an article in the NY Times about positive psychology, positive environment and ways to create a more engaging performance in whatever you choose to do.The story is a cute 65 page parable about an ORANGE frog who was different and in a quandary about ‘what to do’ not that he is looked upon as so different.It’s an insightful, inspiring way to focus on being happy by focusing on exercise, helping others, being grateful, having [...]

    9. I enjoyed this book. The section in the back of the book was especially helpful in explaining the themes that were in the parable, clarifying some concept that weren't clear as I read the story initially. Great story and a great way to explain the power of Happiness!

    10. Loved the book. Crisply explains the Malaise we see in the workplace (The Thrall) and shows easy ways to actually take action to overcome challenges and not be a victim. Read this at least 5 times. The best part is the back where Achor shows how the research bears out the prescriptions.

    11. Cute parable about how your mental attitude affects your surroundings. For a business parable book - this one is pretty good.

    12. I enjoy everything Mr. Achor writes which is why this is 5 stars. This is about a 1-2 hour read and not as polished as his other books but still engaging and helpful.

    13. This is a fabulous book! I loved the metaphors and feel like everyone who reads this could take something away I am definitely an Orange Frog :)

    14. Work read followed by 2 day training class. The VP of our department is always looking to see what work/personal development opportunities he can bring to our group.

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