Manufacture Your Day by BEING HAPPY
Did you know that faking happiness at work is common?
It’s Wednesday and it’s time for “Manufacturing Leadership Minute” with Karin.
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Every time I facilitate a sequence of workshops or webinars, the participants have to start the morning of the next day by presenting a little summary of the previous day and/or a personal story related to the topic.
This exercise is important because
- it reinforces the learned material
- people get to practise their presentation skills (great leaders = great presenters)
- the audience has the opportunity to learn how to give constructive feedback with the goal to build people up instead of tearing them down
- it is wonderful to see how fast people can get better
- co-workers learn new things about each other and can put their personal spin on the training
I always have the opportunity to learn something from my participants and today I would like to share a story about John. John is a team leader with 30+ years of international experience in the automotive industry, and here is the simple wisdom he presented to his audience.
He smiled and said:
“Learn to be happy on the inside so that management doesn’t notice that you are happy. Happiness is often perceived as not caring or not being busy enough. However, being upset doesn’t help stressful situations and at the end of the day it is all about being happy.”
Sad story. True Story. Wise Story. There is nothing we can do, or can we?
I think it is all about awareness. In forward-thinking organizations, I see more joy and happiness in people’s personal and professional futures. I really do!
This will also be the time when more and more people will start living a healthier and more productive life. Just saying!
How intentional are you about improving your level of happiness?
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