2008 Quoght for the Day #13 – Jack Hayhow


This is part of the Quought for the Day – 2008 Series.

Quought = Question that provokes thought!

The question I asked thought leaders and my very smart friends is:

What is ONE question that you wish someone had asked you when you were young? And, Why?

I will be posting answers (which will be Quoughts) one by one.This one is from Jack Hayhow

Jack Hayhow is founder and “Chief Executive Servant” of Opus, a company dedicated to creating “training people like to take”. Since 1990, Opus has broken the mold of typical corporate training with productions that are as entertaining as they are effective. Today, Opus training programs are used in tens of thousands of businesses and approximately 25% of all public schools.

Jack has been described as a “chronic learner” and is compelled by his passion for helping people and companies improve performance where it matters most. He is the author of dozens of training programs including: The Foundation of Management, Reward and Recognition, Time Management for Managers, Coaching for Performance, and To Be a Leader.

Jack’s Quought

Do you know what makes you happy?

Rock’s reason for choosing that Quought

The question is a challenge to growth – it is profound and deceptively difficult.  It requires an understanding of what happiness is (in my experience a combination of contentment, fulfillment, satisfaction and pleasure) AND a self-knowledge that requires real introspection and effort.  Finally, it’s my number one question because happiness is not frivolous or self-indulgent as is often believed – it is one of the most important aspects of life.

More about Jack:

1. Jack Hayhow’s website

2. Jack’s Blog

3. Jack’s Company – Opus Training