Happy Working Resource Hub

Happy Melly is a collection of people hands-on resources to help you learn how to be happy at work and to empower you to help others achieve job satisfaction.  The Happy Melly blog is where our Funders, Supporters and an occasional guest sound off on this topic. It’s filled with work-life balance tips, small business resources, how to motivate employees and find out what makes people happy, and how social entrepreneurship is allowing people finally to say “I Love My Job!” 

Three entrepreneurial bootstrapping tips to get you ‘unstuck’!

Three entrepreneurial bootstrapping tips to get you ‘unstuck’!

Exactly three years ago to this day, I was at a friend’s house in Munich, writing the closing credits, tidbits, and references section of my book Lean Change Management. I had just finished running the first two Lean Change Agent workshops, which I’d just broken even on. At that time, the money wasn’t the point. […]

Empathy challenge: Seeing things from a different perspective

Empathy challenge: Seeing things from a different perspective

I learned that “agile” was a thing around 2007. Before that, in the early 2000’s, the team I was working with was already following the values and principles, more or less, and we were using elements of Scrum and Kanban. We had ‘daily huddles’, we did weekly team meetings to figure out how to work […]

How a purpose-driven business sparks change

How a purpose-driven business sparks change

Jason is one of our Happy Melly funders and he is also organizing the first official Happy Melly Exploration Day in Toronto this October. Everyone looking to creating some more happiness at work should look to join what is sure to be an inspiring day! Yesterday I was watching the recent TEDx talk given by […]

Creating a global change agent movement, almost by accident

Creating a global change agent movement, almost by accident

This is the story of one of our funders, Lean Change Management’s Jason Little, and how he became an accidental entrepreneur. It’s been four years since is first book was published, two since he started his lean change agent workshop program, and five since he decided to toss the over-used buzzword ‘agile’ into the toilet for […]

Change Management is Dead

Change Management is Dead

I saw a notification popup in my twitter feed a couple of weeks ago: Naturally, I wanted to see what it was that I was supposed to say something about!   So what do I think about that? Read on! Yesterday I chatted with someone at a large bank that employs ~30K people and she […]

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