Thank you for this wonderful year

I just want to take a moment to thank you for being a part of the Work Happy Now community. It means so much that you read the articles, share them with friends, and comment with new ideas. I'm grateful for all the time you spent trying to make your career happier. If every one of you can make your ...

10 Examples of How to Use Your Strengths at Work

An organization I work with recently brought in a consultant. At meetings he furiously types away at his keyboard. What gives? I record the minutes for the group. I’m the writer, remember? His summaries were for his own benefit. Still, we were both doing the same task. Could I be flexible enough to hand over this job? Heck, yeah. It’d ...

How to Get Better Feedback at Work

You walk down the hallway back to your desk, feeling a little bit tired. You're about to make the turn, but instead you go straight and you end up in your boss’s office. You ask him, “Do you have a minute?” He says yes and you sit down. He is probably thinking. Here it comes… Let the complaining begin. Instead ...

How to Stop Worrying About Mistakes at Work

I’m standing next to a powerful woman at this networking event. She introduces my friend and I to her friend. There is a slightly longer than usual pause and I rush to fill the empty space. “Oh and this is my friend Alfred.” “We already met,” Alfred says. “Oh, I’m sorry. You knew each other already.” “No. Mary just introduced ...