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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!” 

Try on these Six Personas for Great Coaching

Try on these Six Personas for Great Coaching

I couldn’t find any model or pattern that I could apply while learning to be a coach. Instead, a model  emerged out of my growth as an agile coach. It is based around six different personas that I inhabit when I’m in different types of situations with individuals, groups, and teams. Because there are six […]

Try this iterative drawing team activity

Try this iterative drawing team activity

Most team activities I know are either competitive, too darn didactic, or have nothing to do with work. This time I’d like to introduce you to a fun team activity that will get them out of their comfort zones, will tap on their creativity, and is bound to get some insights about the value of […]

How to motivate your employees in six simple steps

How to motivate your employees in six simple steps

Can you cut the tension and anxiety lingering in the air of your business with a knife? Are there no smiles in your office and little upbeat interaction between your employees? They’re probably not being properly motivated to do their jobs and your business is probably suffering for it. So, how do you motivate your […]

How to learn how to play at work

How to learn how to play at work

The School of Play’s Founder Portia Tung started her talk at the AgiNext Meetup by getting us up singing and acting out the infamous “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.” Yes, this was a room full of adults. Not only was Portia trying to wake us up after a long day, she was doing the absurd […]

How to spice up your meetings

How to spice up your meetings

Today I’d like to show you how your meetings can be transformed by a 30-second meeting activity done twice, at the start and end of each meeting. But first… Could your meetings use some spicing-up? Are your meetings as effective as you’d like them to be? Though the answers may vary, I bet you said […]

Sheryl Sandberg’s, Lean In, Pushes Women Into the Future

Sheryl Sandberg’s, Lean In, Pushes Women Into the Future

This month at Happy Melly we’re delving into the Future of Management – challenging individuals, companies and leaders to assess their current practices and look at things from a different perspective. And so I thought what better way to contribute to April’s challenge, than by sharing a book review of what the future of management […]

Five TED Talks that look toward the future of management

Five TED Talks that look toward the future of management

This month our Weekly Happiness Challenges are dedicated to the future of management. Led by about a dozen of the many Management 3.0 facilitators, we are focusing on how to go past what’s considered the norm and to empower teams with motivation toward innovation. Only when we transcend normal management myths can we then find new ways of […]

A fearless change management game

A fearless change management game

Change is everywhere. Change is accelerating. Change is the new normal. If you don’t change, you get left behind. Nowadays, not changing is like moving backwards. Are you scared yet? Or at least a little worried? Seriously, I believe all of the above statements are actually true, but I understand very well how it can […]

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