Monday, 10 January 2011

The Art of Being Brilliant Part One

At a senior leaders' conference in November I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Andy Cope, one of the authors of The Art Of Being Brilliant. His talk was truly inspirational and I bought the talk on which his talk is based. The book has some straightforward advice on how to become happier, and therefore more productive.

"Basically, emotion drives motion (i.e., the way you feel drives your behaviour). Happy people are productive, take fewer sick days, give better customer service and are a positive influence on their colleagues... But the benefits spread wider than the workplace... Happy people live longer, have fewer ailments, are more altruistic, have more friends and make other people feel great too!"

If this isn't a clear argument to promote well-being and work-life balance in school, then I don't know what is!

I will explore some of the themes from the book over a series of posts.

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