Five Ways to Lead a Happier Team

“Americans have never been the happiest bunch, Gerzema says. In the nine-year history of the happiness poll, the highest happiness index was 35% in 2008 and 2009. Close to 40% of Americans said… Continue reading

Two Key Factors for Happiness at Work

If you don’t like the people around you, you hate showing up at work. Jamie Naughton, Chief of Staff for Zappos, told me she used to think, “Happiness at work was more in… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Do You Keep Learning

Dear Dan, Just curious – what are some things you do to keep learning? … How do you keep yourself continually looking for inspiration? Thanks, Katie Thanks for your question, Katie. Learning is… Continue reading

Facing the Greatest Struggle of Leadership

Say, “I’m learning,” not “I’ve learned.” “I’ve learned,” gives the impression of arrival and we both know you ain’t there yet.   Learning or learned: Learning is a matter of the heart, not… Continue reading

7 Things Successful Leaders Never Delegate

Everything you hang on to eventually holds you back. But one day you will eventually let go of everything. Apart from delegation, you’re overworked and frantic. Delegation is the skill that makes remarkable… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Can’t Stop Helping People

Dear Dan, I work late because I’m being helpful to people on my team. How can I stop helping too much? Sincerely, Too Helpful (Question after a recent presentation.) Dear Too, The desire… Continue reading