HappyWays Podcast | Happiness at Work | The art of loving your job, for employees and managers alike
By Jon K. Nielsen, M.Sc., expert and speaker on leadership and happiness at work, published author, TEDx speaker, international traveler
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The HappyWays podcast shares down-to-earth advice on crafting a better workday for yourself and the people at your workplace. Hosted by Jon Kjaer Nielsen, a veteran speaker and published author on happiness at work, this podcast will give you the insights to be happier at work. In the shows you'll hear findings from science as well as inspiring stories from individuals in organizations that have taken steps to create a happier and more successful workday. The podcast is relevant to anyone looking to improve on the quality of their workday by taking small steps that work. Managers, leaders and human resource professionals who want an alternative to the "usual suspects" of business books will also find the podcast useful and with specific actionable advice. Jon Kjaer Nielsen holds a Master of Science degree from the Technical University of Denmark, has a background in Human Resources and has been an independent consultant and speaker since 2006.
||CleanHW 032: Happy Henry interview||Henry Stewart of Happy, on creating a happy workplace||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 031: Goals and resolutions that work||Each year in January millions of people struggle to meet their New Years resolutions. Struggle and fail. In this episode, Jon from http://happyways.com deconstructs goal setting and resolutions, and takes a different approach: Try with a theme or a...||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 030: TEDx talk: The Powerful Difference of Happy Work||This episode features the audio recording from the 2012 TEDxSquareMile conference in London, where your host Jon Kjaer Nielsen from http://happyways.com gave a 10-minute talk of happiness in the workplace. For the video, go here:...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 029: Being Trumped, and dealing with it||Jon does a short episode about how he chose to handle his motorbike getting stolen. Chosing neither anger nor sadness, he looked ahead and chose action and a positive mindset, thereby harnessing what is called the undoing effect. What follows is a...||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 028: On the incompetetence of bosses, and others||Jon goes back to sharing facinating findings from science on this episode. This time it all recolves around incompentece. In this show you'll learn the priciple of Hanlons Razor, saying simply: "Never attribute to malice that which is...||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 027: Hacking Productivity for Happiness part 3||This is part 3 in a series on personal productivity. For an expanding article with tips and show notes, go to http://happyways.com/productivity Building on part 1 and 3, Jon shared insight from brain science that shows that your ability to make...||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 026: Picking the best job, part II: Pick your boss||This is part 2 of giving an answer to the question of what your should look for when getting a new job, and in this episode Jon explores the importance of who your boss is. A boss has a massive impact on the quality of your life, both at work at...||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 025: Picking the best job: On culture||Picking a job is one of the most important choices in life. Besides sleeping, a full-time job is your number one activity, so it really counts! In this episode Jon answers three questions with just one answer: - What should I look for in a job?...||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 024: 100 Tips Book Preview||In this episode Jon read from his just-translated and upcoming book on happiness at work. You'll get three out of the 100 chapters, and they are: Yell At The Pages The Order Of The Elephant Trial Periods To be notified when the book is...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 023: Lee Caraher on Millenials||Lee Caraher is the CEO of Double Forte, a consultancy with offices in San Fransisco, New York and elsewhere. She is also an expert on Millenials in the workplace, and author of the book Millenials and Management. On the show we talk...||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 022: Seduction in Meetings||Meetings can be an aweful waste of time, or they can be the place where you recruit people to your cause. In this episode, Jon shares three simple and powerful tools that will make you more succesful at persuading people when you present, be to a...||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 021: The Dangers of asking for an oppinion||Just like we saw with BREXIT, asking people for their oppinion on a matter can be a dangerous thing. Despite best efforts to keep it about one thing, people thend to make it about everything else. In the workplace we see this when we do employee...||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 020: Love Your Job Or Die Trying. My interview on DojoLIVE||In June 2016 Jon was interviewed for the live show DojoLive, broadcast online from Mexico. Here you get a slightly edited version of the audio, as well as Jon elaborating on a few points made there. For the full video from the show, visit here:...||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 019: The good old days - on Rosy Retrospection||Science shows that people consistently rate past experiences better that they actually did at the time, something called Rosy Retrospection. This is true for holidays where it rained a lot, it's true of past job and past relatonships, and it's true...||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 018: Tips for a stress-free vacation||It's summer, and your host is planning to go on vacation. In preparing for a month of riding Europe on his motorbike, Jon shares his approach to really taking time off and not working. In this episode you'll hear though on: - How to set things up so...||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 017: Hacking productivity for happiness part 2||Part 2 in the series on productivity talks about procrastination and how we ofte get distracted from doing the important stuff... stuff like recording this episode! The show then moves on to cover how there is no longer a link between hours spent...||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW016: Hacking productivity for happiness part 1||This is part 1 in a series on personal productivity. For show notes and a text version, go to http://happyways.com/productivity Most people seem to be struggling with getting enough done, or with finding the right "work/life balance", and this topic...||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 015: Giving experiences as recognition, with Blueboard||Blueboard is a San Francisco based startup helping clients use experiences as recognition, in place of traditional methods like the classic (and boring) Amazon gift card. On todays' show Jon interveiws Blueboard founders Taylor Smith and Kevin Yip....||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 014: On digital stress and detoxing||As more and more studies show, being constantly connected via our computers and smartphones can lead to stress and anxiety. Facebook Stress is now a thing! This episode explores the issue and looks at both consequences and possible solutions....||5/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 013: A year traveling as a digital nomad||Jon Kjaer Nielsen shares his experiences and learning points from one full year of living and working as a digital nomad. On the show he shares the concerns his friend had, including the humorous "aren't you afraid you'll gain weight?". For notes,...||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 012: The Trees Remember||This is a special episode of the HappyWays Podcast. In the early summer of 2015 Jon rode through beautiful Croatia on a motorcycle, and on the trip he was inspired to write a speech. What follows is a recording of that speech, along with a...||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 011: On gratitude and stolen iPhones||Following the theft of his iPhone, Jon looks at different strategies for taking a bad turn of events and responding in such a way that it does not end up killing your happiness. Resources mentioned: The books "Learned Optimism" as well as "Flourish"...||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 010: Happiness Advantage Book Review||This episode provides an extensive review of the book The Happiness Advantage, by Harvard researcher Shawn Achor. You can get the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Happiness-Advantage-Principles-Performance/dp/0307591549 ...and on...||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 009: Stress, sex and relationships||The first HappyWays interview is with sexologist and couples therapist Maj Wissmann. We discuss the nature of stress and some of the misconceptions in handling it. Also covered in depth is the effect work related stress can have on your personal...||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 008: Ask Me Anything - Happiness At Work 101||Do you have a comment or a question for Jon? Email him at: email@example.com The Motivation-Hygene Theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-factor_theory Maslow and his hirarcy of needs:...||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 007: Why I Hate Email||Research by Dr. Thomas Jackson http://homepage.ntlworld.com/cotwj1/top5downloads.html The Atos Group, in The Guardian: We spend 40% of our workday on internal...||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 006: To Quit or not To Quit||Do you have a comment or a question for Jon? Email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org Article: Equal opportunity cheating http://abcnews.go.com/Health/women-cheating-men-study/story?id=13885519 Book recommendations: Goal-free living, by Steven...||2/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW005: On Structure Fetishes||Find the show notes and talk part in the discussion at http://happyways.com/podcast Do you have a comment or a question for Jon? Email him at: email@example.com Danish book by Ole Ravn Jorgensen:...||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 004: No revenge at work||Do you have a comment or a question for Jon? Email him at: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Murder of Kitty Genovese:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 003: An end to whining and complaining||Do you have a comment or a question for Jon? Email him at: email@example.comManoj Bhragava's initiative Billions in Change:http://billionsinchange.comBook recommendation:The No A*****e Rule, by Bob Sutton, link:...||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 002: Weekly rituals for socializing at work||Do you have a comment or a question for Jon? Email him at: firstname.lastname@example.orgEd Deci TEDxhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGrcets0E6IEd Deci book:...||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 001: Best advice you'll ever get||Do you have a comment or a question for Jon? Email him at: email@example.com||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHW 000: About this podcast||Do you have a comment or a question for Jon? Email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great show! Loving my job a bit more already.
HappyWays is a great show about actionable ways we can be more positive in the workplace. Jon is honest, insightful and humorous! This show is off to a great start. Keep ‘em coming!
I really enjoyed #23 on Millennials in the workplace! It was very upbeat, fun, and informative! Looking forward to listening to more!