"The Word "OPA!"
OPA! is a common Greek word that is heard often in the celebration of life. It is a word that has very deep meaning going back thousands of years to the writings of Homer (Greek: Ὅμηρος), revered as the greatest ancient Greek epic poet and author of the classic works of literature: the Iliad and the Odyssey. Today, we use the Greek word OPA! both to inspire ourselves and others by unleashing the spirit within and to warn ourselves and others by remaining alert and awake of life's potential dangers and unlimited opportunities. We also use the word OPA! as an acronym to represent the three core lessons for The OPA! Way® that we have discovered in our travels, work, and research.
The Foundation of The OPA! Way—"Core of Meaning"
As leaders of the Meaning Movement and based on our many years of practical experience in the areas of Personal Transformation, Leadership Development, and Innovation Management, we have developed an approach based on our unique concept, the Core of Meaning®. Meaning begins within—it is the primary, intrinsic motivation of human beings. Meaning is the driver and fuel for engagement & resilience, well-being & health, and performance & innovation. (Without Meaning, people feel disengaged, are unfocused, and lack the energy to perform and innovate to their highest potential.)
Join The OPA! Way® Meaning Movement
There are many ways to bring more Meaning and the benefits of The OPA! Way into your life, work, and organization. The OPA! Way works in partnership with the Global Meaning Institute.
The Global Meaning Institute is establishing itself as a world leader in Meaning, continuing to advance the Meaning Movement through its ground-breaking research and impactful education programs and advising.
"The Global Meaning Institute is dedicated to helping individuals, organizations, and societies
build engagement & resilience, advance health & well-being, and increase performance & innovation
by focusing on the search for deeper Meaning."
The Global Meaning Institute offers a new way of thinking, integrating meaning on three levels:
With meaning-focused thinking at its core, the Global Meaning Institute is leading the Meaning Movement with a unique and humanistic approach to the topic of personal fulfillment, new ways of designing and creating more meaningful workplaces, and new strategies for stimulating meaning-focused economic growth (anthrocapitalism and social innovation), all with the goal of leading the way to a more meaningful future for all.
Together with The OPA! Way, the Global Meaning Institute offers research, education, and advising in the emerging field of Meaning.