Art of Happiness at Work

ISBN-10: 1573222615
ISBN-13: 9781573222617
Edition: 2003
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Description: From the authors who brought you the million-copy bestseller The Art of Happinesscomes an exploration of job, career, and nding the ultimate happiness at work. It spent nearly two years on the New York Timesbestseller list and has sold well over a  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/25/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

From the authors who brought you the million-copy bestseller The Art of Happinesscomes an exploration of job, career, and nding the ultimate happiness at work. It spent nearly two years on the New York Timesbestseller list and has sold well over a million copies in hardcover. It remains, five years later, in its original hardcover edition. It was the book by the Dalai Lama that broke new ground, that made him accessible to a larger audience, spreading his words of wisdom and message of inner peace that captured the imagination of America. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, for the first time since that revolutionary book, has once again teamed up with psychiatrist Howard Cutler to resume the discussion about what makes life meaningful begun in The Art of Happiness. Over the past several years, Howard Cutler has continued his conversations with the Dalai Lama, asking him the questions we all want answered about how to find happiness in the place we spend most of our time. Work-whether it's in the home or at an office-is what mostly runs our lives. We depend on it to eat, to clothe and shelter ourselves, and to take care of our families. Once again, Dr. Cutler brings forward seminal studies and asks the Dalai Lama to respond. Beginning with a direct correlation between productivity and happiness, Dr. Cutler questions His Holiness about the nature of work. In psychiatry and according to the Dalai Lama, our motivation for working determines our level of satisfaction. The book explores these three levels of focus: Survival: focus on salary, stability, food and clothing Career: focus on advancement Calling: focus on work as a higher purpose Cutler probes the Dalai Lama's wisdom by posing these questions: How does the relationship between our personal values and those of our employers affect happiness? What is the relationship between self-awareness and work? What are the main sources of dissatisfaction and how can we cope with them? How do we deal with conflicts with coworkers and bosses? How do we deal with jealousy, anger, or hostility at work? How does the lack of freedom affect our levels of happiness? How do we deal with boredom or lack of challenge? Unfair criticism? Overly demanding or taxing situations? Job change and unemployment? Once again, Cutler walks us through the Dalai Lama's reasoning so that we know how to apply the wisdom to daily life. This is an invaluable source of strength and peace for anyone who earns a living.

The Dalai Lama, spiritual & political leader of the Tibetan people & a Nobel Peace Laureate, has in the last decade become a global spiritual leader whose message of universal & individual responsibility has won worldwide acclaim.

Medical Doctor Howard C. Butler received his certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and currently has a private psychiatry practice in Arizona. After meeting the brother of the Dalai Lama while studying Tibetan medicine, Cutler formed an alliance with his new found friend and wrote the book, The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living.

Introduction
Transforming Dissatisfaction at Work
The Human Factor
Making Money
Striking a Balance: Boredom and Challenge
Job, Career, and Calling
Self-Understanding
Work and Identity
Right Livelihood
Happiness at Work
Epilogue
Appendix

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