which he concludes is truly the focus of
positive psychology. Key measurements
of well-being include positive relationships, self-esteem, resilience, meaning
and accomplishment. People who possess those traits enjoy rich, full lives. Or,
as Seligman puts it, they flourish.
Employees who flourish on the job feel
connected to their duties and their col-
leagues, have a degree of independence
at work and feel competent at what
they do, says Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psy-
chology professor at the University of
California, Riverside who researches
happiness and wrote The How of Happi-
ness. They view their work as a calling,
not just a way to put food on the table
or a step on the advancement ladder.