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“I believe that the ultimate in self-actualization is when a person is confused about the difference between employment and recreation.” — Ken Blanchard
“The deepest craving in human nature is the need to be appreciated.” — William James
“Festivity, like play, contemplation, and making love, is an end in itself. It is not instrumental.” — Harvey Cox
“It is impossible to have stellar performance in an organization without collective spirit.” — Terrence Deal & M. K. Key
Here are some of the principles from Deal & Key (1999), taught in our Celebration workshops and developed further in the book:
See Documenting Celebrations for ideas about documenting celebrations.
Trustee leadership development centers around celebration. For books, videos and education, review TLD Resources.
Celebration success seen as part of the cycle of organization change, at The Circle of Organizational Change
Fox, Matthew. The Reinvention of Work. San Francisco: Harper-Collins, 1994.
Recall a celebration event at work where you truly felt significant – full of emotion and meaning. Dissect this experience, then check your recent past for moments where you did this for other people. Use these elements as design criteria for your next celebration.
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