Put Happiness to Work

7 Strategies to Elevate Engagement for Optimal Performance

This game-changing “how-to” shows leaders how to increase engagement by harnessing employees’ motivation for happiness. 

Our efforts to increase employee engagement are failing because employees simply aren’t motivated to improve their engagement. In this illuminating book from Eric Karpinski, managers and team leaders will learn the key to effectively engaging employees: focus on happiness. But not all types of happiness drive engagement; by selecting specific strategies that activate employees’ inherent motivation for certain types of happiness, you can simultaneously boost engagement and organizational performance. 

Everybody wins.

In Put Happiness to Work, Karpinski draws on his deep experience at the intersection of business and psychology to lay out a step-by-step program that includes specific activities to enhance engagement and generate happiness at work. Utilizing existing work habits and meetings, these dynamic yet simple tools will hardwire effective changes into leaders’ and employees’ behavior, creating long-term, sustainable engagement.

Based on more than 10 years of experience applying top positive psychology and neuroscience research in the workplace, Karpinski’s strategies are easy to implement and are critical to helping leaders unlock the kind of engagement organizations need to thrive.

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An unusually practical and readable book on positive psychology at work. If you’re looking for something more energizing and meaningful than employee engagement, start here.


New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and Give and Take, host of the chart-topping TED podcast "WorkLife"

Eric Karpinski is on a mission to bring happiness to work. If you follow his practical and positive guidance, you’ll deepen engagement in your team and set yourself up for success.


New York Times bestselling author of When and Drive

Eric is one of the brightest lights in this space, and he has been an important part of my keynote speaking team since 2012. His ability to integrate academic research with engaging stories and practical/interactive exercises helps successfully move audiences toward improving the culture in their organizations and their own lives as well.



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Eric Karpinski has been on the cutting edge of bringing positive psychology tools to workplaces across North America for nearly 10 years. In his programs, he shares powerful psychology and neuroscience research that shows that happiness leads to success, not the other way around. He’s helped tens of thousands of people find more happiness at work and helped managers and executives lead with positive emotions to drive team productivity, engagement and performance. His clients include: Intel, Facebook, TIAA, T-Mobile, Eli Lilly, Nationwide Insurance, Genentech and many others.

Eric has been a key member of Shawn Achor’s GoodThink team since 2012 as a keynote speaker and a master trainer with Shawn’s Happiness Advantage-Orange Frog corporate training. He developed and implemented the Orange Frog in-house certification program and has trained over 100 facilitators to lead Orange Frog at their organizations.


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