Take Away Any Obstacles

Google understands that an employee who can focus on their work will do a better job. "The goal is to strip away everything that gets in our employees way. We provide a standard package of fringe benefits, but on top of that are first-class dining facilities, gyms, laundry rooms, massage rooms, haircuts, carwashes, dry cleaning, commuting buses - just about ...

Open Communication is a Must, Especially in Tough Times

Employees are scared right now, because many are not sure if they will have a job next month. This fear keeps them from leading their company to prosperity. They are too worried about what might happen instead of being focused on the wonderful possibilities that lay before them. My friend Sarah’s company made sweeping changes without letting the employees know ...

Bruce Lee - Complete the Other Half

"One should not respond to circumstance with artificial and "wooden" prearrangement. Your action should be like the immediacy of a shadow adapting to its moving object. Your task is simply to complete the other half of the oneness spontaneously." - Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a mental and physical juggernaut.  So many think of him as just a physical freak ...

Indulge Your Senses At Work

(If you have trouble viewing this video click here and watch it at Work Happy Now) We are so busy trying to reach one goal after the other, we forget to indulge in our senses at work. Being more open our senses will help us increase our work happiness. So listen, watch, taste, feel, and smell the beauty in your job because ...

A Whiny Friend and Lonely in Detroit - Reader Questions

The more popular this site becomes the more I've been able to connect with some awesome people. Over the past few weeks I’ve received some great questions. One of my favorites was this one: Hi Karl, I'd like to get your advice on a problem that a friend has. She has been calling me for advice, but I'm not the ...