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Success doesn’t lead to happiness, but being happy improves performance

Ted shawn“If I work harder, then I’ll be successful. When I’m successful, then I’ll be happy.”

This formula for happiness is broken and backwards according to Shawn Achor, the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University.

Check out his excellent 12 minute TED-talk.

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Video of my 5 minute presentation “The 4 Most Important Things in Life” from the Stoos Leadership Conference

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Last month I went to Amsterdam to participate and speak at the Stoos Connect Leadership Conference. It was a great event. The video of my presentation is up and you can check it out here: http://bit.ly/XUDBzN. Some of the other speakers were Daniel Pink, Roger L. Martin, Stephen Denning, Jaap Peters, Jurgen Apello and other people. Check out the full speaker list here: http://stoosconnect.nl/speakers/ and all the videos here: http://stoosconnect.nl/videos/