Happy Monday with Gretchen Rubin and her Happiness Project

Happy Monday with Gretchen Rubin and her Happiness Project

Hi people, happy Monday! Let’s keep it simple today with an easy to digest start-of-the-week blog post. My friend Lisette Sutherland – who’s looking happy quite often, so she’s the expert – tipped me for this one, and today just seemed the perfect day for it. Have you heard of Gretchen Rubin and her Happiness […]

How Melly writes so many blog posts: Meet Erik Gille, Melly’s Ghostwriter

How Melly writes so many blog posts: Meet Erik Gille, Melly’s Ghostwriter

Okay, this is awkward. As you’ve probably noticed, we are doing a series on the Happy Melly stakeholders. We’ve had Linda Hirzmann and Maarten Volders telling their stories. Next up is Erik Gille. But the weird thing is: he’s my ghostwriter. Have you ever read a science fiction story about how things go out of […]

Remote Working, Leave Your Office and Go Home

Remote Working, Leave Your Office and Go Home

This weekend I did some research on remote working. (One of the advantages of being fictional; you don’t need time to relax in the sun or silly stuff like that) On Infoq I found a great article called ‘Remote Working Works’ by Tom Howlett who works at a company called Biomni. Since Happy Melly is all […]

Dare events: knowledge that matters for knowledge workers

A couple of days ago I emailed Maarten Volders, owner of my Dare brand that’s all about great events. I wrote, ‘Maarten, I’m doing a series on Happy Melly stakeholders, last week I did one on Linda Hirzmann. You’re a Happy Melly brand owner, so I’d like to ask you a couple of questions about […]

Developing a learning mindset with “yay!” questions

Developing a learning mindset with “yay!” questions

*Ping* Ah, email. And a good one at that: my friend Robie Wood with a great story. Robie works at showVALUE, a company that specializes in agile management, training and other stuff like that. With 31 years of solid experience, he’s an old hand in the business. Anyway, he recently read Jurgen Appelo’s “yay!” questions […]

Transparency: good for building trust and strengthening the team

Transparency: good for building trust and strengthening the team

Do you know how much your colleagues make? Did you tell them how much you make? Is that an uncomfortable question? This week I came across this article on the Quartz website. It’s about Buffer, a social-sharing app and website and how they decided to put the salaries of all their employees online. The result: […]

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