How to be a good manager if you’ve never had one

How to be a good manager if you’ve never had one

Yes, there are some truly awful managers out there. Truth is, many startups I’ve worked with are run by people who wanted to run their own business, but didn’t seem to have any interest in managing a team. And the typical startup owner isn’t the MBA type, so they aren’t even getting the theory like […]

Management 3.0 networking is taking Munich by storm…

Management 3.0 networking is taking Munich by storm…

It’s our mission at Happy Melly to help businesses and teams take a step towards happiness in the workplace. We do this in a myriad ways and with a host of resources. One of the biggest movers is our network of entrepreneur coaches, whose mission is also to improve employee engagement and create healthier organizations. […]

Personal Maps: Improving team collaboration

Personal Maps: Improving team collaboration

How well do you know your work colleagues? Their hobbies, ambitions or personal background? Forming closer connections with your team members, leads to improved team collaboration. You’ll learn what fires their ambition and keeps them motivated.  As a manager, you can sometimes feel disconnected with the pulse of your team. So how do you get […]

8 ways to become the go-to expert in your industry

8 ways to become the go-to expert in your industry

When you’re starting out in business. No matter how long you’ve been in that business. Doubt creeps in about your capacity to make it work. Do you know your sector as well as your competitors? How will customers respond to your proposition? And first and foremost, how will you attract clients? Let me give you […]

Gratitude is the best attitude

Gratitude is the best attitude

So, you know what Happy Melly is all about right? There’s a giveaway in the title. We want to make people happy. Especially Melly and everyone like her, who want to be happier in their jobs. The other day, Melly came across #InternationalDayOfHappiness and she thought, now there’s a cause worth being happy about. Today […]

Kudo for coworkers: You rock and I want you to know it!

Kudo for coworkers: You rock and I want you to know it!

At Happy Melly we believe feedback in the workplace is key to bringing out the best in your coworkers. We also believe in rewarding employees who do great things. What we don’t believe is traditional bonus schemes i.e. paying for results, are the best way to reward someone.   How many of you strive to […]

The Fascinating ‘You’, WILL fascinate them

The Fascinating ‘You’, WILL fascinate them

At Happy Melly, our flexible working team is pretty much up for any kind of experiment that improves skills and productivity. So when we first came together, in December 2014, and Jurgen Appelo talked enthusiastically about a test he had undertaken, the ‘How to Fascinate’ test, I was intrigued and went straight off to try […]

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