A fascinating brand new study by William Fleming shows that sending employees off to yoga classes, mindfulness lessons or stress management trainings has NO positive effects. In some cases it actually backfires and makes things worse.
That's a … Continue Reading ››
I just returned from speaking at The Happiness Effect conference in Kuwait. I was blown away by the whole event and especially by the organizers from Algas Events
who were very organized and incredibly generous and hospitable.
The highlight for me was to reconnect with my friends Maja Neducic
and Louise Lambert
and … Continue Reading ››
How do you handle a bad boss at work before they mess you up too much?
I JUST NOW published a video that takes a deep dive on the science, history and philosophy on bad bosses.
You can really help me if you watch it, like it and especially if you write a comment :)
And here are … Continue Reading ››
How do you create a happy workplace?
For too many workplaces, the answer to that question begins and ends with perks
. The list of possible perks that I have seen workplaces offer is nearly endless with things like gyms, massages, snacks, team events, nap pods, pizza parties, team building events, discount deals and yoga classes.
These things … Continue Reading ››
Yikes! Check out this comment on one of my videos:
I just had a psychotic adult babyman scream directly into my face because I refused to give him a discount on an item that was already marked 75% off. I asked Karen to leave the store and of course he refused and asked to speak to … Continue Reading ››
I was interviewed for this excellent article in the New York Times
about why measuring employee happiness is very important but also very difficult.
Here's the central quote:
So, where’s the disconnect? Are surveys the wrong tool? Are employees not telling their managers the truth about their dissatisfactions? … Continue Reading ››
A bad job hurts your health, your career and your family. So we created a website with information and resources you can use to find out if it's time to quit
You can also test yourself and see if it's time to quit - over 16,000 people … Continue Reading ››
Things have gone from bad to worse at twitter since Elon Musk bought the company three months ago. The problem is Elon. Some recent events have revealed Musk’s MOST fundamental flaw as a leader.
In this video I want to talk about what that flaw is and how other business leaders can avoid making the same … Continue Reading ››
Sometimes you put on your tinfoil hat… and turn out to be right.
Something so insane came along today that I just had to drop everything else and make this video. I give a little glimpse of how bad the US pension system is because it directly incentivizes companies when their employees die younger. I contrast … Continue Reading ››