I got this question in an email from Michael, a reader of my blog:
I'm a wheelchair user due to a neurological condition called dysautonomia. I first fell ill following a viral infection. I started a new job in September and was very excited and very motivated. However my condition means that … Continue Reading ››
I got this question from a business owner, who has a problem with some of his employees:
I love what I do and I started this company to become the best employer in this industry.
We now have 22 talents (=other companies say staff or employees), and we prefer to keep a very … Continue Reading ››
I need to find some studies that show what happens to people after they quit a job.
I'm thinking partly about their emotional well-being but especially in terms of life situation. How many people who quit have a new job lined up already? How many end up unemployed for longer periods of … Continue Reading ››
Today I heard this claim:
"Business leaders who want to succeed, must be prepared to make major sacrifices in their private lives."
What do you think?
A couple of months ago I was giving a presentation to a new customer and during the Q&A session someone asked me a short simple question that stumped me completely. I've been thinking about it ever since and I still don't have the answer, so now I'm … Continue Reading ››
Later this month I'm speaking at an HR conference in Guatemala (and possibly also in Nicaragua - details are still being worked out).
The conference web site is here
and there's an article on it here
Which gets me … Continue Reading ››
I got this question from Mark in a comment and I would love to hear your take:
My job has been literally killing my soul for the past 3 years. I have known this entire time I needed to leave. But I didn't realize how seriously I was burning out, and now … Continue Reading ››
I'm currently writing an op-ed piece for a Danish newspaper about how to treat new hires. A lot of companies get this wrong and more or less toss in new recruits at the deep end to let them sink or swim for themselves.
Others, like for instance Disneyworld or … Continue Reading ››
I got an email with a very deep, but very interesting, question which I will pass on to you:
Which of these two are more important: happiness or meaningful work?
Perhaps I'm asking myself these questions because I'm working in the advertising industry and many people have a rather negative … Continue Reading ››
I have a simple question for you:
What's the one thing you wish your manager understood about you, which still hasn't sunk in with him/her?
I ask because I'm giving a ton of presentations to groups of managers about happiness at work these days and I'd like to give them an even … Continue Reading ››