Delivering Happiness

Companies with a higher sense of purpose outperform others. How might we reflect on purpose during professional development?

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After listening to Lisa's story and her reflection on how purpose was a core part of her National Board Certification experience, it made me think about how other industries incorporate purpose into their work. Zappos is a great example. What might we learn from companies whose core philosophy is to inspire their employees and what we learn about the impact of happiness on work?

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"Science tells us that people are bad at predicting what keeps us happy. It also says that focusing on our passions and purpose can create sustainable happiness. Yet, here we are, a global society of people that are unhappy (or think they could be happier) in life.

Simply put, everyone wants to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. To have a higher purpose"

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I think that this is the first step in enhancing PD. The culture of the school needs to have a common bond and people need to be happy (or at least not unhappy). The culture needs to be ready for change, otherwise it will lead to more discontent.

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