The Hedonic Treadmill and Your Spin Rate

When was the last time you bought something that you really wanted?

How long after you bought it where you coming down off that buyers high?

That is the Hedonic Treadmill

Where you have highs and lows yet they are quickly attenuated back to your normal state of being.

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The Seemingly Impossible Missing Book Pages Puzzle From India

Kshitij from India sent me this problem from the 1994 India Regional Mathematics Olympiad. “A leaf is torn from a paperback novel. The sum of the numbers on the remaining pages is 15000. What are the page numbers on the torn leaf?” Note 1: a “leaf” means a single sheet of paper. Note 2: the … Continue reading The Seemingly Impossible Missing Book Pages Puzzle From India Read more ›

How to Approach the Job Search

At times, I am amazed at people in transition who approach the job search the way we used to in the past. Looking for a job nowadays puts job seekers into extremely tough competitions unlike those of the past, and job seekers who do not both understand and apply the rules of the game will …

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Our next Chief Happiness Officer Academy is sold out

Our next Chief Happiness Officer Academy in Copenhagen in June is already sold out with 25 participants from 14 countries and a long waiting list. Sign up here, if you want to be notified of future CHO Academies and learn all about the science and practice of creating happier workplaces. But the good news is … Continue reading Our next Chief Happiness Officer Academy is sold out

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Recovering from a Mistake at Work

By Cindy Krischer Goodman Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada studied gender differences in apology behavior of men and women ages 18 to 44 and found women apologized more and felt they had caused offense more. To recover from a mistake, career experts advise walking the line between apologizing and expressing confidence… Read More

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The Strategic Elevation of HR

I’ve recently had the opportunity to work more closely with DeVryWORKS, which offers organizations solutions to acquire and retain the best talent, plan for succession, and close skills gaps. One thing has become very clear in recent years: the strategies… Read more ›

Creating Strong First Impressions As a Leader

You’ve likely heard this saying: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” And it’s true. You can’t take whatever you said or did back after all is said and done.

Here’s another one: “Fake it until you make it,” which speaks to bolstering your confidence until your skill set or accomplishments …

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Another CHO is born

Kristian Fischer, The Global VP of Professional Services at Tradeshift just changed his title to Chief Happiness Officer. Here’s how he announced it: Yes! Finally got a new a new title – and I’m loving it already… Strongly inspired by a great new book by Alexander Kjerulf I have taken a decision to change my … Continue reading Another CHO is born

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Changing Jobs: What Financial Benefits Do You Need to Think About Besides Your Salary?

Guest contributed by Marisa Joseph The excitement of a new career path, or even taking on a different role within your current company, can be accompanied by new (and sometimes overwhelming) personal and professional considerations. And, for women who’ve spent more time establishing their careers, these considerations can vary significantly from those just starting out…. Read More

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Red Flags to Watch for On a Resume

As an employer, you probably receive hundreds of resumes every day, especially if you are the hiring manager of a well-known brand. However, do you know the red flags to watch out for in these resumes? Below are the most common signs to look for.

Job Hopping: If a candidate changes jobs frequently, this should…

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Healthcare: Can You Prevent Quick Quits?

Hiring and retaining new employees are daunting tasks for most healthcare organizations for a variety of reasons. To start, many are struggling with major skills shortages and even sourcing the proper talent to fill open positions can be an uphill… Read more ›

Your job: Make someone smile!

Danish CEO and entrepreneur Peer Krogh had one main message for his employees: ”The most important thing is really this: Have you made someone smile today? If you have, you’ve done a good job.” He passed away in 2013, but the company still has that message written in the office and on badges like the … Continue reading Your job: Make someone smile!

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