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Profit from the Positive is one of the most practical and accessible business books I have read in years. . . . It is rare that a business book compels you to action right away. When you finish reading Profit from the Positive, it will influence your behaviors the next day.

Tom RathNew York Times bestselling author of StrengthsFinder 2.0 and Strengths-Based Leadership

Put it on your nightstand, bring it on the plane with you—however you do it—read this book. Profit from the Positive gives actionable steps for managers’ biggest burning questions. As a 21st-century leader, you cannot do without it.

Marshall GoldsmithNew York Times bestselling author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Profit from the Positive gives the busy executive ways to improve performance immediately—in some cases by up to 50 percent—without restructuring the organization or bringing in any consultants. Finally, a leadership book that bridges the chasm between what science knows and what business needs!

Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and New York Times bestselling author of PEAK and Emotional Equations

Profit from the Positive is a thought-provoking and practical guide … for anyone seeking to be an exceptional manager and contributor at work.

Gretchen RubinNew York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project

Greenberg and Maymin—pioneers in the application of positive psychology to organizations—have built an exciting and important bridge between compelling evidence and actionable practice. …

Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

Profit from the Positive is straight-forward business book that offers tools, backed by solid research, which can help any manager and their team.

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, Inc., and New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness

An excellent resource for leaders who want to fulfill more of their own and others’ potential, Profit from the Positive is accessible, riveting, and based on solid research that can, and will, make a difference in you and your environment.… If you are a leader, or would like to become one, the best advice that I can give you is to follow the advice in this book.

Tal Ben-ShaharNew York Times bestselling author of Happier and Choose the Life You Want

Executive coaches Greenberg and Maymin offer over two dozen practical tools for running a more profitable business. All of their advice is backed up by science, tested in businesses large and small, and doesn’t cost a dime to implement. The suggestions in Profit from the Positive are what business schools will be teaching in ten years.

Shawn AchorNew York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage

So many people are working from the negative side of the coin these days. Greenberg and Maymin have given you lots to implement here. Don’t simply read this book. Absorb it.

Chris Brogan, CEO of Human Business Works and New York Times bestselling author of

Trust Agents

Profit from the Positive is a phenomenal book because it suggests small changes that make a huge difference. You’ll learn to ask yourself—What is the smallest action you could take? What if you preview performance? What could you do in 5 minutes?—and the results are extraordinary… It makes the difference between you at work and the best version of you at work. And it’s contagious—as my colleagues see me implement what I’ve learned from the book, they are putting the ideas to work for themselves.

Debbie Newhouse, learning and development manager at Google and author of The Magic Seed

Don’t go to work without this book! Profit from the Positive is a revolutionary, science-based road map to business success. … Get this book for yourself and every member of your team!

David J. Pollay, author of The Law of the Garbage Truck

As the third-generation president and CEO of our family company, I am a true believer in using positive leadership to help drive our company forward. This book provides some wonderful reinforcement for leaders to read as a reminder of how we should work with our teams.

Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of Bigelow Tea

I have two pieces of advice for any startup founder—be prepared for very little sleep and read Profit from the Positive from cover to cover.

Thomas M. Davidson, cofounder and CEO of EverFi, Inc.

In their book, Profit from the Positive, Greenberg and Maymin offer innovative ways for transforming a team, a department, even a company, to be more productive and profitable. They… have turned some traditionally held notions on their heads … [A]s a business leader, you won’t need any capital outlay or long-range planning to implement these tools—today.

Greg Tranter, EVP, CIO, and COO of the Hanover Insurance Group

There are so many good and useful business and leadership books available. But this book is different! The authors cut to the heart of leadership mindsets that can drive results and create a positive and energized workplace. If you are a leader or aspire to be one, Profit from the Positive is indispensable reading.

Kevin McCarthy, president and CEO of Unum US and EVP and COO of Unum Group

Profit from the Positive is full of realistic, creative, practical, and effective strategies for leadership in the post command-and-control business world. It is a transformational handbook for leaders, teams, and organizations.

John P. Tarpey, COO of Balfour Beatty Construction, US

Greenberg and Maymin have written a must-read on how to power yourself, your team, and your organization with easy to read and easy to implement strategies. As Aetna’s chief culture officer, I am applying many of the concepts, best practices, and action steps within our culture transformation efforts.

Laurie Brubaker, chief culture officer at Aetna

A great read! The research on how our moods and emotions as leaders influence our team’s productivity struck home for me. Being aware of this is more important than most of us realize. I found the techniques to neutralize a negative mood enormously helpful.

Leslie Ashford, AVP of executive development at MassMutual Financial Group

Rarely do you find a book that tackles today’s most pressing business challenges with such sound research and practical advice. Maymin and Greenberg have done it. They present more than thirty deceptively simple strategies that should be required reading for every leader, manager, and HR professional. Profit from the Positive delivers an amazing gift—a mindset and toolkit that will revolutionize the way you work and lead.

Jessica Amortegui, director of global talent development at VMware

This book is engaging, enjoyable, and practical. Especially intriguing is the notion of turning performance reviews into positive events, borrowing from sports psychology by positively visualizing the year ahead and setting up the conditions for success!

Debra Palermino, EVP of human resources at MassMutual Financial Group

Profit from the Positive is a must-read for managers at all levels. Using case studies from their coaching experience, Greenberg and Maymin demonstrate how to avoid costly hiring mistakes and create an engaged workforce—and they have the data to prove it. Profit from the Positive is written with the needs of today’s world in mind. The practical and proven tools contained in this book, combined with its timeless wisdom, will inspire you for years to come.

Laura A. Belsten, president and CEO of the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence