active CEO Podcast #115 PERFORMANCE Productivity Starts With Happiness

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PERFORMANCE Productivity Starts With Happiness

Productivity is not what you produce. Productivity is what you accomplish!

Performance is the state or quality of being productive. It is a state of mind that you consciously choose. The state or quality of being productive is the completion of a task with application of knowledge, skills and abilities. In a workplace it refers to how employees behave and how well they perform their roles and responsibilities. For an employee, performance may refer to work effectiveness, quality and efficiency at the task level.

Charles Duhigg defines productivity as “making certain choices in certain ways” that moves us from being “merely busy” to “genuinely productive”

People have 100% control over personal productivity, our individual output over certain period of time.

We often make the mistake of equating just being busy with being productive, but they aren’t the same thing. We all have 24hrs in a day. It is about how can you make the most of of your hours and create lasting habits of achievement and fulfillment instead of chasing endless lists of tasks. In other words, work smarter, not harder


Happiness is those things that make life worth living. It is the greatest recruitment and retention tools in the world. Productivity and performance increases when people feel happy and enjoy what they do. As Sydney J. Harris mentioned, “Happiness is a direction, not a place“.

Have a workplace that encourages happiness is where employees differences are nurtured, there is transparency, value is added to employees rather than taking it away, there is shared meaning and purpose, and it is intrinsically rewarding. Your culture is your brand!

People want to do great work, that matters, make a differences, and magnifies their strengths, not their weaknesses. They want to find meaning in their work. This has been shown to increase motivation, engagement, empowerment, career development, job satisfaction, individual performance and personal fulfillment, and decreases absenteeism and stress.

Leaders can provide an environment where there is work-life flexibility, balance, positive reinforcement, reduced micro-management, employee personal and professional investment, small wins are celebrated with fun and has perks that aren’t payrises.

Where is your ATTENTION and what is your INTENTION?

Want To Learn More?

Check out the newly Breaking The CEO Code whitepaper. It provides an overview of Breaking The CEO Code and showcases the 6 key phases. We also go a little deeper into the 2nd phase PERFORMANCE, where we discuss the 3 P’s of the Leadership Performance Formula.

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