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Agile2016 Keynote Speaker Jurgen Appelo on 50-Day Tour to Promote “Managing for Happiness”

Fifty days is long time to be away from home, but for Jurgen Appelo it’s worth it to get the word out about his book “Managing for Happiness”. Managing for happiness means more than just getting engagement in the office and commitment to the organization. A fully committed, fully engaged individual who is giving their all in order to produce great value could be on a road to burnout if they aren’t happy, says Jurgen. Researchers agree on certain points about happiness. One thing that Jurgen came across frequently in his research is that “Happiness is a path, not a destination–actually there is no destination… Everyday is a choice for you to decide to be a happier person.” Another thing: exercise! Jurgen exercised both his body and his willpower by running 10 kilometers the morning of this podcast in the heat of Hot-lanta in July!

SolutionsIQ’s Josh Fruit hosts at Agile2016 in Atlanta, GA.