Investing in Happiness: Improving Your Business and Work Through Brain Science

From Employees to Customers, Transform Workplace Engagement, Satisfaction and Well-Being, taught by the "Happiness Professor," Dr. Jay Kumar.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction: BE ADAPTIVE, NOT REACTIVE!

    • Lesson 1: Strategies for Coping During Crisis and Uncertainty

    • Lesson 2: The 4Cs to “Be Adaptive, Not Reactive” - Downloadable PDF

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Happiness at Work

    • Lesson 1: The Pursuit of Happiness

    • Lesson 2: Why Invest in Happiness?

    • Lesson 3: The Social Brain

    • Lesson 4: What Is Happiness?

    • Lesson 5: Tools Inherent for Happiness & Success - Downloadable PDF

    • Lesson 6: From Stress to Success - Downloadable PDF

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Wiring Your Brain for Happiness

    • Lesson 1: Survival Versus Happiness

    • Lesson 2: Overcoming Nature’s Brain Wiring

    • Lesson 3: SAD versus HAPPY Brain

    • Lesson 4: Real Threats VS. Perceived Threats - Controlling the Uncontrollable Exercise (Downloadable PDF)

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Pleasure VS Happiness

    • Lesson 1: Pleasure Is NOT Happiness

    • Lesson 2: The Pursuit of Money OR Meaning?

    • Lesson 3: The Inevitability of Change - Overcome SAD to Accept Change (PDF)

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Your Social Brain at Work

    • Lesson 1: To Tribe Is to Thrive

    • Lesson 2: Your Brain’s Need for Connection

    • Lesson 3: Trusting Your Social Brain

    • Lesson 4: The Happiness Equation - To Tribe Is to Thrive (PDF)

    • Lesson 5: Why Trust Matters to YOU - Downloadable PDF

  • 6

    Chapter 5: The Happiness Strategy of Comfort

    • Lesson 1: Introduction

    • Lesson 2: Fostering a Work Culture of Comfort

    • Lesson 3: Sense of Psychological Safety

    • Lesson 4: Collective Trust Improves Creativity, Innovation, and the Bottom Line

    • Lesson 5: Article - Lessons from Google: 5 Ways to Create Psychological Safety

    • Lesson 6: Article - Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

    • Lesson 7: Article - High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It

    • Lesson 8: Creating Personal Rituals and Establishing Trust in the Workplace - Downloadable PDF

  • 7

    Chapter 6: The Happiness Strategy of Contribution

    • Lesson 1: ConTRIBEution

    • Lesson 2: Your Need to Feel Needed

    • Lesson 3: Psychological Rewards

    • Lesson 4: Your Primary Needs Exercise - Downloadable PDF

  • 8

    Chapter 7: The Happiness Strategy of Connection

    • Lesson 1: Our Age of Disconnection

    • Lesson 2: How Connection Manifests in the Workplace

    • Lesson 3: Connection Generates Innovation - Connection (PDF)

    • Lesson 4: Connecting Outside the Box - During COVID-19 - Downloadable PDF

  • 9

    Chapter 8: The Happiness Strategy of Compassion

    • Lesson 1: In a Crisis, We Tribe

    • Lesson 2: Making Kindness Contagious

    • Lesson 3: Compassion Creates Your Happy Brain

    • Lesson 4: Acts of Compassion in the Workplace - Downloadable PDF

    • Lesson 5: Happy Brains Make Happy People