I have been feeling happier than usual and started to wonder why. As I pondered, I saw images of a number of interactions I’d been enjoying. Thanks to Jane Dutton at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, I have a concept to wrap around such energising experiences. She calls these energising moments High Quality Connections (HQC). HQC’s can be as short as 30 seconds and they benefit our bodies instantaneously.
The 1992 Baz Luhrmann classic Strictly Ballroom tells the story of Sam Hastings (Paul Mercurio) an up and coming ballroom dancer with the pedigree and talent to go all the way to the top. Despite his outstanding abilities the all powerful Ballroom Confederation, headed by Barry Fife (Bill Hunter) views Sam as a maverick and a threat to their authority.