When striving to improve our lives, we're quick to buy into programs that promise to help us make money, lose weight, or strengthen our relationships. While it might be easier to treat these critical areas in our lives as if they are independent, they're not. Gallup's comprehensive study of people in more than 150 countries revealed five universal, interconnected elements that shape our lives: Career Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, and Community Wellbeing.
New York Times bestseller Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements provides you with a holistic view of what contributes to your wellbeing over a lifetime. Written in a conversational style by bestselling authors Tom Rath and Jim Harter, Ph.D., this book is filled with fascinating research and innovative ideas for boosting your wellbeing in each of these five areas. As a complement to the book, you'll have the opportunity to use Gallup's online Wellbeing Finder to track and improve your wellbeing.
By the time you finish reading this book, you'll have a better understanding of what makes life worthwhile. This will enable you to enjoy each day and get more out of your life -- while boosting the wellbeing of your friends, family members, colleagues, and others in your community.
About the Authors
Tom Rath has written five of the most influential books of the last decade. His first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. His 2007 book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, was Amazon's #1 selling book worldwide in 2013. Tom's most recent New York Times bestsellers include Strengths Based Leadership and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. His books have sold millions of copies and made more than 300 appearances on the Wall Street Journal's bestseller list.
Jim Harter, Ph.D., is chief scientist of Gallup's international workplace management and wellbeing practices. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller 12: The Elements of Great Managing, which is based on the largest worldwide study of employee engagement. Harter's latest book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, is based on a global study of what differentiates people who are thriving from those who are not. His research has been reported on in bestselling management books and in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA TODAY, and the Harvard Business Review.