My wife and I recently had to spend an extra night near the airport in Newark, New Jersey. I had led a couple of my workshops in New York City, and we were trying to fly back to our home in San Francisco. Unfortunately, intense rains in the Northeast forced the cancellation of many flights. At first, we were disappointed that we could not get … [Read more...] about The Immigrants Making America Great Again
Do you need a boost of happiness? I’d like to share with you some of the best research and articles I’ve been coming across, as I continue to write my book on how to create happy, peak performance teams. (You can learn more about my talks and workshops here.)I hope you can apply these insights to your life, starting now. This article has so … [Read more...] about Harvard research on money and happiness
Are you employed? What do you work on? And WHY do you do this work? Are you there just to get paid, and for no other reason? Are you seeking to achieve and advance? Or does your work fill you with purpose? You can think of your work as any of these three scenarios, according to Dr. Amy Wrzesniewski, a professor of organizational … [Read more...] about Screw Your “Job.” Define Your “Calling.”
“International Happiness Day” is March 20 every year. Which made me think about what makes people happy, and inspired me to create this 58-second video, entitled “Are You Ready To Do What Only You Can Do? Start Now!” Let me know what you think in the Comments section. "The mental piece is the biggest challenge." Business people can learn a … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to Do What Only You Can Do? Start Now!
I grew up in Omaha, but have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1991. When I first arrived here, the biggest Silicon Valley companies were probably Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Oracle…and Apple Computer. Since then, something called “the Internet” has happened, and Bay Area companies (Yahoo, eBay, Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Salesforce, Netflix, … [Read more...] about Latest Innovation Secrets from California
I was honored when Joe Walowski, VP of Alexa at Amazon, recently asked me to conduct a workshop for his global leadership team. Amazon is one of the most intense and successful organizations in the world, so I knew their expectations would be very high for my presentation. Joe requested that I create a 90-minute talk with the theme of … [Read more...] about My Workshop for Amazon’s Alexa Team