"How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life"

Feb 8, 2016

On this edition of our show, we speak with the British economist Caroline Webb, who also works as a management consultant and executive coach; she is a former partner at McKinsey and Company, and she now has her own consulting firm, Sevenshift, which helps clients be more productive, inspired, and effective at work. Webb talks with us about her new book, which is "How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life." It's a book that uses recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience in order to both challenge and improve our typical approaches to everyday working life. In doing so, this book book brightens the reader's personal outlook while also boosting his or her productivity. As was noted of the book by Jonathan Haidt of the NYU Stern School of Business: "Webb has given us a great gift: she has synthesized all the advice coming out of labs around the world, filtered it for quality, and illustrated it with well-chosen examples. The appendices alone will save you dozens of hours per year -- particularly on email -- and help you create more great days for yourself. This is the only self-improvement book you will need in the next five years."