Instead, she got a big dose of something new: Happiness coaching. Keynote speaker Shawn Achor—a former Harvard University researcher and former co-teacher of one of the university's most popular courses, Positive Psychology—extolled 90 listening employees to shake off dark moods at work by practicing such happiness-inducing techniques as meditation or expressing gratitude.
To her surprise, Dr. Rivera says, she drove home filled with thoughts about cheering up; "if I assume a negative attitude and complain all the time, whoever is working with me is going to feel the same way." (More)
Source: Wall Street Journal