Shawn Achor, winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, is CEO of Good Think Inc., a Cambridge-based consulting firm. Good Think researches positive outliers — people who are well above average — to understand where human potential, success and happiness intersect. Based on his research and 12 years of experience at Harvard, he clearly and humorously describes to organizations how to increase happiness and meaning, raise success rates and profitability, and create positive transformations that ripple into more successful cultures.
Within this incredible TED Talk, Achor describes the basis for how our culture sees average. And “if we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average.” Shawn explains that it is “the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality. If we can change the lens, not only can we change your happiness, we can change every single educational and business outcome at the same time.”