Shawn Achor Opening General Session Speaker at the Annual Conference
(original source ICMA)
Shawn Achor’s research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review in 2012; his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 9 million views; and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Shawn has worked with more than a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and he has lectured in more than 50 countries, speaking to CEOs in China, senior leaders at the Pentagon, schoolchildren in South Africa, and farmers in Zimbabwe. HisHappiness Advantage training is the largest and most successful positive psychology corporate training program in the world to date. Shawn is the author of The New York Times’s best-selling books The Happiness Advantage (2010) andBefore Happiness (2013), as well as of Ripple’s Effect and The Orange Frog. His ICMA presentation, The Happiness Advantage, will include research-based strategies for positive leadership that are designed to help you increase your organization’s productivity, creativity, engagement, happiness, and success.