Managing for Happiness: A talk by Jurgen Appelo

Managing for Happiness by Jurgen Appelo

Along with the CTO School Philly, I am proud to have presented an evening with JURGEN APPELO, the inventor of Management 3.0 workshops and CEO of the global business network Happy Melly. has called Jurgen a Top 50 Leadership Expert, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator, and a Top 100 Great Leadership Speaker.

Jurgen discussed topics from his latest book Managing for Happiness which continues his pioneering approach to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the twenty-first century.

Modern organizations expect everyone to be servant leaders and systems thinkers... #managehappy Share on X

Photos from the evening are on flickr

And you can download a copy of Jurgen’s presentation slides via this link.

Dig past the obvious and find what works...#managehappy Share on X

About the Managing for Happiness

Modern organizations expect everyone to be servant leaders and systems thinkers, but nobody explains how. To survive in the 21st century, companies need to dig past the obvious and find what works. What keeps top talent? What inspires customer loyalty? The answer is great management, which inspires great employees, who then provide a great customer experience.  is a practical handbook for achieving organizational greatness.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Elsevier Technology!

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Great management inspires great employees! #managehappy Share on X

And a shout out to our Food & Beverage sponsors who made sure we were well-feed and unthirsty.

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ImprovAgility is focused on Agile Mindset and Behavior skill development using experiential learning techniques of Improvisational Theater. Participants improve abilities to collaborate, inspire, learn, embrace paradox and adapt.

Improv Agility is about Being Agile

  • “Being Agile” includes the ability to:
  • Engage by inspiring, communicating and collaborating,
  • Explore by becoming a great lifelong learner,
  • Resolve Issues by navigating ambiguity and paradox,
  • Adapt by being open to change and understanding the change process

Event organized & facilitated by: Andy Cleff

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