Happiness is
a serious business.

One of the greatest things about modern society is our increasing acceptance of talking about our emotions. Here's my insights to measuring happiness at a systemic level.

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    January 13, 2022

    Beat the January Blues and Thrive in 2022

    As we enter year three of the pandemic, today is Blue Monday — the supposed most depressing day of the year that ties holiday blues with winter and job dissatisfaction. And, it’s clear that people are struggling amid the continued uncertainty. So, what can we do to beat Blue Monday this year and ensure 2022 is about thriving, not just surviving?

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    December 3, 2021

    How to Support Staff Through Climate Anxiety

    With the dust settling on COP26 and the environment crisis hitting the headlines more than ever, businesses now have a pivotal role to play in allaying employees’ concerns.

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    October 23, 2021

    The science of happiness: How trust is the key to empowerment

    In part three of my series on The Science of Happiness, I’m exploring The Five Ways to Happiness at Work with my co-creator Dr. Jody Aked. Empower is the third of The Five Ways. Empowerment is critical to enabling your colleagues to do their best work. This interview with Friday Pulse shows us how leaders can start trusting their people more.

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    December 17, 2021

    Here’s to a happier 2022

    It’s the end of the year, but it certainly has felt like the end of a hundred years, hasn’t it? Another year of COVID and all its variants (including omicron) and uncertainty, and the end of the year can’t come soon enough. In a typical year, this is the time where companies take the opportunity to throw a Christmas/holiday/end of the year party and then give their people some time off. It’s a great way to say thank you to people for a year’s hard work. Of course, this year, the office parties will look different. Because of omicron, many companies are opting for smaller get-togethers or even virtual parties. Even so, these parties are an excellent opportunity to improve morale.

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    November 19, 2021

    The Science of Happiness: How Challenge Makes a Successful Employee Experience

    In part four of my series on The Science of Happiness, I’m exploring The Five Ways to Happiness at Work with my co-creator Dr. Jody Aked. Challenge is the fourth of The Five Ways and is a key component of an enriching and happy work experience. In this interview with Friday Pulse, Jody and I talk about how leaders can both challenge and support their people. Check it out!

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    September 30, 2021

    Why work boundaries matter: how to say “no” at work

    Having no boundaries is an invitation to be overwhelmed. In 2019, the WHO announced that burnout would be included as an occupational syndrome that can result in exhaustion, cynicism and reduced professional efficacy. It’s an incredibly prevalent problem, especially as we’re navigating a pandemic-altered world. So how do we properly set up boundaries in our work life? Here are some thoughts.

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