How to Have a Good Day

Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life

by Caroline Webb

Number of pages: 368

Publisher: Crown Business , Apress

BBB Library: Personal Success

ISBN: ‎ 978-0553419634

About the Author

Caroline Webb is an economist, management consultant, and executive coach who has spent the last fifteen years showing her clients how to apply insights from behavioral science to boost their professional effectiveness and job satisfaction.


Editorial Review

In How to Have a Good Day, Webb explains exactly how to apply science to our daily tasks and routines. She translates three big scientific ideas into step-by-step guidance that shows us how to set better priorities, make our time go further, ace every interaction, be our smartest selves, strengthen our personal impact, be resilient to setbacks, and boost our energy and enjoyment. Through it all, Webb teaches us how to navigate the typical challenges of modern workplaces—from conflict with colleagues to dull meetings and overflowing inboxes—with skill and ease.

Book Reviews

"One of the most thoroughly researched and practical personal management books I’ve read in a long time, Have a Good Day doesn’t just explain why we behave the way we do. Webb shows how small tweaks in your behavior can ensure that the good days will outnumber the bad.”

"How to Have a Good Dayis a smart, thorough, and eminently practical book. Just about every page offers a science-based tip to help you become better off — or, in many cases, just plain better.”

"Although she read hundreds of academic papers before writing this book, Webb’s purpose is practical, as captured by the understated title. She offers what she calls “science-based tweaks” in behavior and attitudes which could help you have a better day at work. Webb briskly summarises some of the findings made by psychologists and neuroscientists that are increasingly familiar. She returns constantly to the context of the workplace, citing practical examples rather than speculating about the psychological potential of humankind.”

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