Henry's BlogThe thoughts of Henry Stewart on issues impacting the creation of great workplaces
When we started organising conferences at Happy, we asked ourselves: how do we make them great interactive experiences, where you don’t have to make an effort to meet people and you get the chance to talk about what you hear?
If you take 15 minutes to reflect at the end of the day, you can improve your productivity by 22.8%. That’s the conclusion of a study at Harvard Business School. Participants spent 15 minutes writing in a journal to embed their learning from the day, and produced these dramatic results.
Henry Stewart has been featured on the Henry Stewart Talks website (not affiliated with us!) with a talk about the importance of celebrating mistakes.
Henry was inspired by Alex Kjerulf of Woohoo! inc to change his job title from Chief Executive Officer to Chief Happiness Officer – as this better expresses what the CEO of an organisation should be doing. Watch the video to find out more.
Great management is as important as great leadership and most of us have had managers who coached and challenged us, and enabled us to do better than we thought we could do.
Last month, I asked in my newsletter and on LinkedIn for your favourite business reads of 2017. Here are your responses – as well as my own choices.
As a manager, do you see your role as the expert, with responsibility for making key decisions? Do you find your people coming to you for those decisions, even when they know what to do? In one big British retailer they tried an experiment, asking the store managers...
Henry Stewart speaks to the Eth Word about management and creating freedom within clear guidelines for staff in this short interview, part of a series of videos.
Are your people doing things which produce no benefit to your organisation? How much time could your people save by ditching those pointless tasks or meetings that they only do ‘because they have to’?
I was honoured to be asked by Thinkers50 to contribute a letter to their Dear CEO book, published in July 2017. Here is my contribution.
A couple of years ago I asked a panel of Deans of business schools a question: “Business schools seem great at teaching subjects like strategy and finance, but do you think you should focus more on the people stuff which can make a huge difference?” The response from one of the Deans was short and telling: “We do the easy stuff.”
Michelle Hill of TLC and Nikki Gatenby of Propellernet confirmed as speaking at next year's conference. We are excited to confirm the first three speaker's for next year's Happy Workplaces Conference on 21st and 22nd June 2018 in London. You will learn from Cathy...