August 11, 2015
All of us constantly broadcast information to others, even when we don’t say a word. Sales professionals broadcast to potential clients in a way that wends new business. Managers broadcast to their teams about projects. Colleagues broadcast to one another about available resources. The messages we choose to broadcast shape others’ belief in the potential for success in their ability to create positive change.
Working as a CBS news anchor, Michelle Gielan saw how nonstop coverage of the 2009 recession left many viewers feeling paralyzed. She had an idea: a new interview series focused on positive psychology and creating happiness in the face of tragedy. “Happy Week” generated the greatest viewer response of the year.
In Broadcasting Happiness, Gielan shows us how our words can move people from fear-based mindsets, where they see obstacles is insurmountable, to positive mindsets, where they see that change is possible and take action. Using scientifically proven communication strategies, we have the ability to increase others’ happiness and success at work, as well as our own, instantly making us more effective leaders.
Michelle Gielan, founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, is a practical scientist using research to drive business results. She works with Fortune 500 companies and schools to increase engagement, productivity, and happiness at work. Michelle is a managing partner at GoodThink, a positive psychology consulting firm. She graduated cum laude in computer engineering and holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Michelle is an executive producer of The Happiness Advantage with Sean Achor on PBS. She formerly served as the anchor of two national newscasts at CBS news, as well as a correspondent for The Early Show. Her research and advice have received attention from Forbes, USA Today, CNN, FOX, NPR, and the Huffington Post.