Category Archives: Leadership

Leadership is an insanely important discipline. Here you’ll find the thought, tools and tricks of the trade of great leaders.

The Great Resignation is here – 4 tips for workplaces

According to research an unprecedented number of employees are planning to leave their jobs in the near future and companies are going to have to deal with this or face losing all of their best people.

In this video I share:

  • Why The Great Resignation is actually GOOD news
  • 3 mistakes companies must avoid
  • 4 tips that will help your organization safely through (or even come out ahead) in The Great Resignation

Harness the power of a positive mission – my interview with Ynzo van Zanten

Can a company do good in the world AND achieve profits and growth at the same time?

Tony’s Chocolonely is proof that this is not only possible, it’s good for employees, consumers, the bottom line and the world.

I could not be happier with how this Heartcount webinar went – Ynzo is such a great evangelist for a good cause.

Learn from Ynzo van Zanten exactly how your company can harness the power of a positive mission. You can also learn about Tony’s baby bonus – I’d never heard of that idea before and it’s AWESOME!

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How to create a happy workplace in ANY industry

Whenever we talk about happy workplaces, a lot of the conversation tends to be about big US corporations with huge budgets like Google, Zappos or Southwest Airlines.

But happiness is possible in (nearly) any industry and in any country.

That’s why I was so excited to talk to Nicolás González Restrepo for our latest Heartcount webinar and learn how the company Contento BPS S.A in Colombia creates a happy culture for their 2,000 people – even in a Latin American machismo culture and even though their main business is as a call center for debt collections.

Learn how they created a great culture and how it helped improve absenteeism, employer brand and financial results.

And if they can do it, what’s your company’s excuse? :)

Free Webinar March 25: Work after COVID

What should your workplace learn from COVID-19?

As the world is getting to grips with COVID-19, it’s time to look forward. Will we just go back to our old work habits or are there things we can learn from the pandemic to make our workplaces better, happier, safer and more productive?

In this Heartcount webinar I’ll talk to Rich Sheridan, CEO and Chief Storyteller of Menlo Innovation and the author of Joy Inc and Chief Joy Officer. We’ll hear about what Rich’s company Menlo Innovations learned from the pandemic and share some insights from other great organizations.

Sign up here.

The Cult Of Overwork

60-hour workweeks (or more!) kill people. That seems bad and we should probably stop it. In this video I explain how we get back to or even below 40 hours of work a week.

References from the videos

CNN’s article on “The Secrets Of Greatness.

Jack Ma and the 996 Rule.

Working hours in different countries.

The first org chart.

The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure, by Juliet B. Schor.

The Industrial Revolution In Manchester.

Rutger Bregmann: Utopia For Realists.

Tom Markert: You Can’t Win A Fight With Your Boss.

HBR: Long Hours Backfire For People And For Companies.

Long working hours hurt cognitive performance.

John Pencavel: Productivity for WW1 Munitions Workers.

Overtime in game developers doesn’t work.

Why Crunch Mode doesn’t work.

Negative Health Effects Of Overwork.

Very few people can get by on less than 7 hours of sleep.

Gender bias in overwork cultures.

Men pretend to work 80-hours weeks.

What’s really holding women Back.

People overestimate their working hours.

People underestimate health risks of overwork.

Yvon Chouinard’s work days.

Fred Gratzon: The Lazy Way To Success.

Henrik Rosendahl’s work days.

There are some career benefits to overwork.

Interview with Rich Sheridan at Menlo.

Richard Sheridan: Joy Inc.

Knowledge Workers Are More Productive From Home.

Longer school days do not lead to better academic outcomes.

Homework does not help students.

Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule debunked again.

Hazing reinforces hierarchy, conformity and discipline.

Benjamin Hunnicutt: Kellogg’s Six-Hour Day.

European Union – right to disconnect law.

Universal Basic Income Explained.

Valve’s employee handbook.

US workers don’t take all their vacation days.

30-hour work week at Toyota Center Gothenburg.