When is your next meeting? Tomorrow? This afternoon? Or are you already late for your next meeting?
We spend a lot of time in work meetings and they don't seem to make us very happy
So here's a simple tip you can try very easily: Open your next meeting with a round where each person shares … Continue Reading ››
know what you’re really good at in your job? Where you shine? Do you have a good sense of your contributions to the workplace?
This week's happiness tip is to take the VIA Signature Strengths Questionnaire
and find what your top 5 personal strengths are out of a total of 24 potential personal strengths.
Here’s how you do it:
- Go … Continue Reading ››
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
- Soren Kierkegaard
I gave a speech at Boston University and during the Q&A someone mentioned the Danish philosopher Kierkegaard and called him Denmark's Chief Unhappiness Officer. I loved that :o)
The quote above is probably his most … Continue Reading ››
We've shared lots of ways to create more happiness at work
- but now it's your turn to get creative.
Your mission this Monday is to:
- Come up with something that will make you or someone else a little happier at work
- Do it
- Come back here and tell us what you did and how it worked in … Continue Reading ››
Carsten and Karsten, two sales managers at Danish company Solar, wanted to do something nice for their employees.
Early one Monday morning, they stood at the entrance and greeted every employee with a cheerful "good morning" and a breakfast they could take to their desks.
This a great example of a "random … Continue Reading ››
Studies show that when you have a good start to your work day, you'll typically have a good day. Here's our easiest
tip for kicking your work day off with happiness: The Level 5 Good Morning.
We call it that because there are several approaches to … Continue Reading ››
How's this for a ridiculously simple Monday tip: Invite a co-worker to lunch.
Don't make a big production out of it, just ask another co-worker if they want to go to lunch with you. Then use that time to talk about something other than work.
You get … Continue Reading ››
We recently did two full-day workshops for the Copenhagen division of Danish electronics wholesaler Solar, and they have really embraced workplace happiness. Last Monday, the two managers Carsten and Karsten decided to surprise their people with a friendly greeting. They stood in the reception area that Monday morning and gave each of their employees a … Continue Reading ››
This week's Monday Tip is the most fun, playful collection of life advice I have ever seen. Don't take my word for it - just watch it!
The words are from a graduation speech given by Mary Schmich
. The voice is Baz Luhrmann's, the Australian movie director who did Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom and many … Continue Reading ››