How did you feel after your last interaction with another person? Did that person ? your spouse, best friend, coworker, or even a stranger ? "fill your bucket" by making you feel more positive? Or did that person "dip from your bucket," leaving you more negative than before?
The number one New York Times and number one BusinessWeek bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health, and longevity.
Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket, and grounded in 50 years of research, this book will show you how to greatly increase the positive moments in your work and your life ? while reducing the negative.
Filled with discoveries, powerful strategies, and engaging stories, How Full Is Your Bucket? is sure to inspire lasting changes and has all the makings of a timeless classic.
The expanded anniversary edition includes updated research and content and a workbook for individual and team development.
"In this brief but significant book, the authors, a grandfather-grandson team, explore how using positive psychology in everyday interactions can dramatically change our lives." -- Publishers Weekly "A well-researched, strong, and compelling case for improving self-esteem, better relationships, and health ... this book is a short, sharp, 'how-to' guide." -- People Management magazine "Useful anecdotes that managers in particular should pay attention to." -- The San Francisco Chronicle "Wow! This little book is a treasure. It is chock full of wisdom, inspiration, and practical advice, rooted in solid research. It will change the way you look at your life, your work, and the world." -- Martin Walsh, Executive Director, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation "Powerful, captivating, and easy to read. This book's heartwarming message has a spiritual quality, yet it is grounded in decades of research." -- Lea E. Williams, Ed.D., Executive Director, National African-American Women's Leadership Institute, Inc.