Saturday, February 14, 2015

Being Authentic

"Be weird. Be random. Be who you are. Because you never know who would love the person you hide." Don't change so people will like you, be yourself and the right people will love you. #AuthenticityIsMagnetic

This was shared with me via Project Happiness on Facebook.  Their mission: Offering programs to spread happiness through classrooms and communities globally. Join the movement!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Globoforce offers "The Power of Thanks"

One of the blogs about workplace happiness that I subscribe to comes from Globoforce, an organization that specializes in recognition and talent management.  Today they came out with a new post: A Blueprint for a More Human Workplace.

The post talks about the continuing trend in organizations to understand how important workplace happiness is and that millennials are revolutionizing workplace expectations for everyone

What do we expect? More humanity for one. We expect to be treated as individuals. We expect to have a voice and agency in the curation of our work cultures, and we expect to build and leverage relationships at work to enrich our performance and our experience of work.
That’s why, more than ever before,  people are looking for meaning, fulfillment and camaraderie in their work. Leading companies understand this and are focusing on creating more human work cultures, imbued with purpose, happiness, appreciation, trust, and respect..

The post goes on to offer a book written by Globoforce's Eric Mosely and Derek Irvine: The Power of Thanks to the first 20 people who leave a comment. I'm happy to say that I was 4th to comment and I'm very excited to get the book! Gratitude is key to happiness in both business and in personal life and I'm interested in the insights from these authors on how we can use the power of thanks to create a culture of gratitude in the workplace.

BTW, I just checked and there are only 7 comments as of now (5pm MT on 2/5/15) so 13 more people can still receive a free copy of the book!