Discovering the Seeds of Meaning in Life and Work
The search for meaning is a "megatrend" of the 21st Century! In this high content, dynamic, and inspiring presentation, Dr. Pattakos outlines his unique approach to finding deeper meaning in everyday life and work. Drawing on his own meaning-centered work and principles found in his international best-selling book, Prisoners of Our Thoughts, along with practical examples that bring these principles to life, Dr. Pattakos asks participants to reflect on what is meaningful to them in their personal lives and work, and then encourages them to begin the journey of deepening this meaning-full connection so that they can realize their full potential in all aspects of their lives. He also challenges participants to examine their thinking patterns in order to overcome their own resistance to change, as well as asks them to look at their own behaviors and, importantly, challenge themselves to determine if they are modeling the kind of attitude and behavior that is needed for success and fulfillment in life. Participants will be inspired with examples of people who have overcome personal and work-related challenges and now contribute more fully and positively to their organizations and society as a whole. They will learn how to take responsibility for their own thoughts and actions, as well as learn how to motivate and model the attitudes and behaviors needed to help themselves and others become and remain engaged so that they may reach their true potential and highest performance by finding the deeper meaning in what they do.
Find out why the search for meaning is a "megatrend" of the 21st century! Dr. Alex Pattakos, author of the much acclaimed book Prisoners of Our Thoughts, demonstrates how being "prisoners of our thoughts" adversely impacts our roles and responsibilities as teachers, students, staff, and parents in spite of our best intentions. We don't have to be prisoners of our thoughts. Instead, we can tap into the deeper meaning of our work and connect meaningfully with others. By leading with and to meaning, we can realize our full potential as catalysts for continuous learning. We can develop and build better schools.
In this dynamic, insightful, and inspiring presentation, Dr. Pattakos shares a new paradigm in the discipline of Innovation Management--designing meaningful innovation®. As the worlds of design, innovation, and meaning converge, this paradigm will become increasing important to your customers, to your employees, and to society as a whole. The focus of this speech is enhancing awareness of how members of your organization can implement The Meaning Difference® both internally, by inspiring their employees to discover the seeds of meaning in what they do, and externally, by encouraging the whole organization to commit authentically to producing meaningful products and services based on meaningful values and goals, in order to make a positive difference and create a better world. Dr. Pattakos encourages participants to take a fresh look at their work and gain a stronger appreciation for its deeper meaning, the meaning of the products/services they produce, and importantly, the role their organization plays in creating a more meaningful world. Participants will learn easy-to-apply concepts and techniques for deepening this appreciation, as well as learn from examples of other organizations that are innovating with meaning, maximizing their return on innovation, and ensuring that innovation is sustainable