The anonymous british street artist Banksy made a hilarious piece on the side of a trash container in Notting Hill, that is highly relevant to happiness at work. The text is a parody of a La Fontaine fable and goes like this:
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Yesterday my wonderful girlfriend
suggested crab chowder for dinner. We found a great recipe a few years ago by british TV chef Ainsley Harriott
which quickly became one of our favorites. Ainsley is a man who is very obviously happy at work - as you can probably tell by looking here
We Googled … Continue Reading ››
Why not inject some random acts of weirdness into your friday? Here are some ideas:
Find out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same outfits. Always wear them one day after your boss does. (This is especially effective if your boss is a different gender than you are.)
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No wonder people are always laughing at my presentations :o)
This was taken at EuroGEL by Gene Driskell who besides being a great photographer is also an amazingly nice person, so I can't even blame him, dammit! Check out Gene's pictures from EuroGEL
- they're that
All of this talk
reminds of the old joke about a man from Eastern Germany who had applied for permission to emigrate to Western Germany. He was interviewed by a government official who couldn't quite understand why he would want to move.
"Why exactly do you want to move to the west. … Continue Reading ››
I've been getting a lot of amazingly nice praise
recently, which has .given me a chance to practice receiving praise gracefully.
I use a method that helps me avoid some common mistakes in receiving praise:
- Don't explain the praise away - as in "Aaww, it was nothing special"
- Don't reject the praise - … Continue Reading ››
You can make co-workers and employees happy at work - but you can also try to make customers a little happier. And don't you think that will keep them coming back?
Zopa is a new kind of bank
that lets you lend money to or borrow directly from other people. That's cool but it's not … Continue Reading ››
Over at jobster.com you can see what it's like to work for different companies, including this little gem:
What's unique about working at Mark Pembrooke?
Coaching executives and using Six Sigma and Lean tools to empower individuals/teams to develop synergism within an organization, and distinction from the competition.
Riiiight. The clue-meter is reading … Continue Reading ››