Episode 24

Published on:

30th May 2023

Jane Dutton and Monica Worline | Unleashing the Path to Flourishing Within Organizations Part 2

In today's episode of the Happiness Squad podcast, Anil and Ashish continue their interview with Jane Dutton and Monica Worline, co-authors of Awakening Compassion at Work. They explore the potential for cultivating thriving cultures and discuss the importance of compassion in organizations.

Jane, a dedicated PhD and University Professor, promotes human flourishing through her involvement with the Center for Positive Organization and Compassion Lab. Monica, a PhD holder and Faculty Director at the Center for Positive Organizations, advocates for compassionate practices and is the founder of EnlivenWork.

In part one, they discussed Jane's flourishing triangle, a powerful conversation around positive connections, meaning and emotions. 

In this episode, they delve into the core themes of their book, highlighting the need for organizations to acknowledge and alleviate suffering. Awakening compassion at work means recognizing and responding to suffering with empathy, fostering both individual and organizational well-being.

Jane and Monica emphasize the integration of love and compassion into daily practices for organizations to thrive. They share practical tips for facing challenges and stress, including reframing situations with positive intent and developing resilience.

Join Anil, Ashish, Jane, and Monica in this enlightening episode as they continue to  explore the transformative power of compassion in organizations, fostering a harmonious and thriving work environment. 

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • Why organizations should awaken their capacity to respond to suffering with compassion to support high performance and alleviate distress.
  • Love and compassion are integral to high-performing organizations and should be integrated into daily practices.
  • Practical tips for facing challenges and stress.
  • Valuable insights into creating harmonious and compassionate work environments that benefit individuals and organizations.
  • And so much more...






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About the Podcast

The Happiness Squad
Welcome to Happiness Squad.

This is the podcast dedicated to helping you unlock your full potential by mastering the art and science of happiness.

We bring on the best leading experts on these topics to help you unlock your true potential and live with more joy, health, love, and meaning in your life.

Your host is no other than Ashish Kothari who is on a mission to provide you with an unfair advantage to be the masters of your experience and leaders in your industry.

Get ready to be moved, challenged, and enlightened on this podcast. It may change your life.

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About your hosts

Ashish Kothari

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Ashish Kothari is the founder and CEO of Happiness Squad, a company focused on democratizing happiness and touching a billion+ lives over the next 20 years and helping them live with more joy, health, love, and meaning.

Prior to founding Happiness Squad and writing his best-selling book “Hardwired for happiness”, Ashish spent 25 years in consulting, including the last 17 at McKinsey and Co, a premier management consulting firm, helping thousands of clients and their organizations achieve breakthrough performance by building new mindsets and capabilities.

Ashish is a trained ontological coach and a lifelong student of human thriving.

Anil Ramjiani

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Anil Ramjiani is an experienced senior leader at Nike, Inc., most recently as the Commercial Director managing key athlete partnerships and business with Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, and Marcus Rashford.

Anil's passion is grounded in empowering people, unlocking potential, and driving performance. He has worked in consulting and corporate across the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia acquiring over 20 years of experience in strategy, brand, and general management at IBM, Adidas, and Nike.

He created the podcast and platform Live. Breathe. Believe., to enable reflection, motivation, and inspiration for his peers. #Knowyoutobeyou!