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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!” 

Ten Best Blogposts of 2017 for Hands-on Employee Engagement

Ten Best Blogposts of 2017 for Hands-on Employee Engagement

Happy Melly members just don’t know when to give up. We just keep trying to make small changes that will have (hopefully) big impact on happiness at work. That’s why it’s no surprise that’s the common thread running among the top blogposts of 2017 — no more theory, we want practical employee engagement exercises that we […]

Four TED Talks on going your own way

Four TED Talks on going your own way

No Fleetwood Mac haven’t done a TED Talk yet, but writing this piece, I couldn’t get this song out of my head, not about a breakup, but just about going your own way, doing your own thing. And that’s what this month’s happiness challenges have been all about really. Yes, on the surface they are […]

Jurgen Appelo’s Newest Venture: Crowdfunding Agility Scales

Jurgen Appelo’s Newest Venture: Crowdfunding Agility Scales

If you know Jurgen Appelo, you know he is never sitting down. Often quite literally as he runs 30 kilometers a week and travels the world round for work. So for his newest project, we went a different route with an old-fashioned QnA. Jurgen, for those who don’t know you, tell us about you in […]

An Attitude of Gratitude: Say #ThankYou this November (and always!)

An Attitude of Gratitude: Say #ThankYou this November (and always!)

We are taught by our parents and then our teachers to say thank you. So it becomes an automatic thing. But is that a good thing? Nowadays, “thanks” is in our automatic email signatures. We say thanks without even making eye contact with cashiers or even those that hold doors for us. It’s become like […]

Five TED Talks on happiness at parenting

Five TED Talks on happiness at parenting

At Happy Melly, we spend a lot of time focused on work-life balance tips. Or, as juggling it all is often impossible, maybe we mean work-life fusion? Whatever you wanna call it, it’s hard. And, as I’ve learned over the last six months, it’s even harder once you have kids. This month, our challenges have […]

4 TED Talks on why labels don’t matter (or do they?)

4 TED Talks on why labels don’t matter (or do they?)

Maybe it’s the so-called imposter syndrome, but — even though people are searching for specific job titles — much of our members are really reticent to refer to themselves simply. Mainly, so many members are hesitant and even resistant to calling themselves agile coaches. Even though that’s what they are. So, with this in mind — and […]

How to Master the Art of Public Speaking

How to Master the Art of Public Speaking

The idea for this Weekly Happiness Challenge was sparked back in May when member Paul was planning to give a talk for the first time. He had recorded himself doing it, but was struggling to keep it within the time limits. He also wanted to find the right balance between reading and improvising. “Can anyone share any good […]

Six TED Talks that will teach you how to be happy at work

Six TED Talks that will teach you how to be happy at work

This is our month of “how-to’s.” Each blogpost in July and each of our weekly happiness challenges has focused on how to accomplish something — from the practicalities of how to run a small business to learning how to trust yourself. I’m even rounding out the month with how to master the art of public speaking, […]

Agile’s answer to extremism and terrorism

Agile’s answer to extremism and terrorism

We are all, in part, to blame for the extremism that causes terrorism. Extremism most often happens to people without options. When we allow a generation to become hopeless, we make it easier for them to become vulnerable to false promises of a better life. Unemployment and underemployment combined with racism, isolation and hatred can lead to a […]

Four Ted Talks on ultimate bootstrapping and working with what you have

Four Ted Talks on ultimate bootstrapping and working with what you have

This month’s Weekly Happiness Challenge is about startup bootstrapping, making do with what you have, getting creative with limited resources. So this month’s TED Talk countdown offers you inspiration, not from startups that have coders doing guerrilla marketing, but how people with truly limited resources not only make do, they succeed. Hopefully it’ll remind you […]

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