"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." US Declaration of Independence
"Whoever is happy will make others happy, too." ~ Mark Twain
Clearly, happiness is important. We all seek out opportunities to be happy. Some people appear to be happier than others.
What about happiness and teamwork?
What is the relationship between the success your team experiences and the level of happiness your team members experience? Chicken or the egg? Which comes first? Team happiness or team success?
What is your responsibility as a leader to promote or effect happiness on your team?
What exactly IS happiness? What does it mean to be happy? How happy can we expect to be?
To answer these questions I've invited happiness expert Gretchen Rubin to the IATF.
Gretchen is the author of the NY Times bestseller "The Happiness Project" which I found to be a wonderful book.
The Happiness Project is a memoir of the year Gretchen spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy--from Aristotle to Martin Seligman to Thoreau to Oprah.
“A cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, and seamlessly buttressed by insights from sources as diverse as psychological scientists, novelists, poets, and philosophers, Gretchen Rubin has written a book that readers will revisit again and again as they seek to fulfill their own dreams for happiness.”
— Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want
Wikipedia has an entry on "Happiness At Work" that starts with the following:
Despite a large body of positive psychological research into the relationship between happiness and productivity, happiness at work has traditionally been seen as a potential by-product of positive outcomes at work, rather than a pathway to success in business. However a growing number of scholars, Boehm and Lyubomirsky included, state that it should be viewed as one of the major sources of positive outcomes in the workplace.
Resources mentioned during this TeleSeminar:
Come join us and explore happiness and teamwork on this interactive TeleSeminar with Gretchen!
Happiness & Teamwork -- Exploring the connection between happiness and team success
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 70 minutes
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF
WHAT TO EXPECT
Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!
For a short time you can download the recording of this call HERE for free.
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