The Dare Festival is about happiness at work. It was a pleasure to listen to 12 inspiring speakers and together with Lynn Cazally I produced 12 graphic recordings on foam boards which we mounted to pillars of knowledge. And even better, the audience started scribbling as well!
When are YOU happy at work?
I am happy at work when I can use my full potential to solve problems and deliver great outcomes. Normally that means I am standing in front of a white board drawing or coaching people. To be able to do so you need a work environment that enables you to and leaders who encourage and assist!
That’s why there were speakers talking about modern ways of human resource management, like James Law, brilliant minds like Kerri Rusnak talking about her journey in becoming a leader and creators of modern work environments like Angela Ferguson from Future Space.
However, a creative work environment is nothing without people. That is why Jurgen Appolo talked about modern ways of management, Jason Fox spoke about the search for meaning in life and Luke Giuliani started the Fitzroy academy of getting shit done. It’s all about WHY you do things! This gives purpose for your whole life. Luke’s final two questions: „What do you value in life?“ and „What do you want to leave behind?“
If your values are not the same as your employer’s – why not opening up your own company on the side? Helen Soundess spoke about Etsy, a plattform to sell your own goods. More than 850,000 business women work from home and sell goods and services.
Last but not least Shawn Callahan talked about the power of story telling at work. Stories are much more memorable because they activate our visual mind. In a story it’s all about pictures, we can image in front of our inner eye.
However, the speakers were great but the audience was awesome. Lynne and I invited the audience to start scribbling as well, so we handed out foam boards.
Have a look at their great art work! Well done everyone!