Does success lead to happiness, or the other way around? New research reported in Entrepreneur magazine finds happiness can be a competitive advantage, because good moods make for better brainstorming. Taking a few moments to support a colleague with an encouraging word, or taking a "fun break," can actually make everyone more productive, as we described in our post about Horsing Around on Company Time.
And here's what the Dalai Lama, a renowned resilience resource, has to say about how to be happy:
"One hundred percent perfect is difficult. But I think I can say, among seven billion human beings, everyone has the potential for good quality. This is the most precious thing. If you keep affection, a sense of concern for others' well being, that's the ultimate source of satisfaction. That brings peace of mind.