In dancing – just as in business – there are leaders and followers. But if you think this means that “The leader always leads and the follower does what they’re told” then you’re very wrong.
Miranda van Wonterghem is an international swing dance teacher and in this amazing talk from our International Conference On Happiness at Work, she revealed the three main things business leaders should learn from dancers to create happier and more effective leadership – AND demonstrated it with dancing.
2 days, 20 speakers and 200 participants from 25 countries. Here are the highlights from our 2019 International Conference On Happiness At Work.
If you want to build a happy workplace, you have to take happiness seriously – paradoxical as that may sound. You must make sure to include happiness in every aspect of the company.
In this presentation from our latest Conference on Happiness At Work, I share 10 ways that some of the world’s best and most successful workplaces have built happiness into their DNA by making it one of their top strategic priorities, including things like:
- Hire for happiness
- Appoint a CHO (Chief Happiness Officer)
- Plan for happiness
- Measure and promote happiness – not satisfaction
- Promote and train managers for happiness
Our next conference is in May in Copenhagen. See the full program and get your tickets here.
We have already sold over 100 tickets for our International Conference on Happiness At Work in May to participants from 14 countries.
Don’t miss out on 2 great days and 15 inspirational speakers – See the full program and get your tickets here.
We are incredibly proud to announce the program for our 10th conference on happiness at work – this jubilee edition is bigger and better than ever.
We have 15 amazing speakers from 12 countries to explain the theory and practice of happiness at work.
Check out the program and get your tickets here – early bird tickets are available until February 28.
There has never been a stronger focus on happiness at work in organizations all over the world than there is right now.
And this is no wonder: Happy workplaces are more profitable and innovative, attract the best employees and have lower absenteeism and employee turnover rates. Simply put, happy companies make more money.
Also, happiness at work is great for employees making them more successful, healthier and happier in private life as well.
But why exactly is that and what trends are driving so many workplaces to take happiness seriously?
At our 2018 Happiness at Work Conference I gave talk on that question and you can watch the whole thing here and get all the ammunition you need to make the case for happiness in your workplace.
In this AMAZING speech from our International Conference on Happiness at Work, CEO Garry Ridge gives you a look “under the hood” of one of the world’s most recognized brands, WD-40 Company, where 98% of employees say they “love to work.” This high engagement has resulted in a company that has doubled in revenue in the last decade, and is on a trajectory to double again in the next.
Garry shares his “learning moments” from his journey to transform the company’s culture, beginning in 1997. Lessons and principles covered include:
- The personal journey of every servant leader, and why that philosophy is critical
- The emotional connection of a greater purpose that creates high engagement
- How to carefully and consciously choose values that will be embedded in all aspects of leadership and employee development
- The difference between a “team” and a “tribe”, and why WD-40 Company strove to create a cohesive tribe that spans 15 countries where employees work
- How company performance results are directly connected to its focus on people
Watch the whole thing – it’s phenomenal!
Here’s my personal favorite quote from his speech:
Leaders are champions of hope. Life is a gift. Let’s not send it back unwrapped. We have only time, talent, treasure, and technology to deal with, and none of them are abundant. So it’s our job as leaders to help people focus on the things that really matter and to take that hope to a real result.
Are you passionate about creating happier workplaces?
We are offering two students the chance to attend our International Conference on Happiness at Work in Copenhagen in May free of charge.
All you have to do is write an essay and post it to LinkedIn or your own blog/website and then send us an email with a link to the essay.
The essay should be 500-1,000 words long and answer the following question: How can happiness at work help workplaces attract and engage young employees?
The contest is open to any student currently studying management, human resources, organizational psychology, or a related field at a university or business school. The deadline is April 27.