Why Work-Life Balance Isn’t About Office Hours

Why Work-Life Balance Isn’t About Office Hours

Ever since I wrote about the brilliant foosball tables at Cisco, I’m a big fan of creativity at work. And  I especially mean the kind of outbursts that aren’t (or at least don’t look) assignment related. This weekend I read this article called Want to Be Better at Your Job? Get a Creative Side Project. […]

The 12 Most Important Leadership Traits

The 12 Most Important Leadership Traits

I have a confession to make; I totally love tips in top somethings. Like 7 Ways to be the Perfect Fictional Character or 5 Tips on How to Make People Think You are Real. So you can imagine my instant happiness when I came across an article called 12 Outstanding Personality Traits of a Great […]

#Workout, The First Book by Happy Melly Express

#Workout, The First Book by Happy Melly Express

Can your organization be a little bit more like Pixar, Spotify, Netflix, Zappos, Virgin, Valve or IDEO? Is there something you can do to get a better company culture? Better collaboration? Better management, with fewer managers? In May, Jurgen Appelo offered a PDF version of his new book Management 3.0 Workout for free. In just 4 […]

Take Walking Benefits to Work Day

Take Walking Benefits to Work Day

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a story about coffee and how I think a walk to the great coffee place a block away is a very useful exercise. So when I came across this article on FastCompany.com called How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work I was pretty […]

How To Motivate Employees: 5 tips

How To Motivate Employees: 5 tips

A while ago I wrote about the organization of the future and what role the employee would play in it. The conclusion: Companies need creative and innovative people and in order to keep them, they need to make all those workers Happy Melly’s. But how does motivating employees work? This article called Today’s Most Satisfied Employees […]

Tips on How To Get Things Done

Tips on How To Get Things Done

Horrible tasks, we all have them. And nothing is more human than putting them off. (Even if you aren’t real, believe me.) ‘I’ll do them tomorrow. Or next week.’ And before you know it, your deadline is way past or, even worse; the work has accumulated to Mount Doom size proportions. So how do you […]

Bad Management Wrecks Teamwork, Do Something About It!

Bad Management Wrecks Teamwork, Do Something About It!

  There are almost as many leadership traits as there are managers out there. And obviously: about as much management styles. It means that there are a lot of bad bosses around too. (Want to be a good boss? I wrote about that right here.) It’s clear that bad bosses are bad for people. They’re capable […]

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