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  • A purpose-driven life: What we can learn from the Waorani tribe

    A week ago I returned back from an adventure in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Myself and a friend spent five days learning from and living with the Waorani people: an indigenous tribe who have dwelled in the depths of the jungle for nearly a thousand years, only being discovered by the out...

    Tags: Motivational, Work Life Balance Tips, purpose-driven life, work life balance tips

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  • The art of public speaking: developing presence and overcoming the fear

    This is the first blog in a two-part series about confidence and the art of public speaking Seinfeld put it perfectly when he described how the majority of us viscerally feel when we think about public speaking. He said: “At a funeral most people would rather be in the casket than at the pu...

    Tags: How To Motivate Employees, Motivational, Amy Cuddy, art of public speaking, Bob Burg, communication, Confidence, Facebook, fear of public speaking, Go Giver, Happiness is, job satisfaction, knowledge, Listening, Presence, Public speaking, Relationships, Sheryl Sandberg, TED talks

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  • How a purpose-driven business sparks change

    Jason is one of our Happy Melly funders and he is also organizing the first official Happy Melly Exploration Day in Toronto this October. Everyone looking to creating some more happiness at work should look to join what is sure to be an inspiring day! Yesterday I was watching the recent TEDx talk...


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  • Ten public speaking tips for crafting and delivering a powerful speech:

    This is the second post in a two-part series about how to be a great public speaker. Now that you’ve put the fear behind you and have brought yourself ‘to the table’, how can you convey your message in the most powerful way? In part two, we’re going to discuss actual ...

    Tags: About Happy Melly, Entrepreneurial Skills & Small Business Resources, How To Motivate Employees, Motivational, Uncategorized, Communicate conviction, Communication style, Power of body language, powerful speeches, Public speaking tips, Public speaking tricks

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  • Is EQ becoming the new IQ? The power of emotional intelligence

    This is the first blog in a two-part series about how to develop our emotional intelligence. I’m going to kick off this article with something I like to refer to as the Aristotle Challenge. The philosopher said: Anybody can become angry, that is easy. But to be angry with the right&nbs...

    Tags: Contests, How to Increase Productivity, How To Motivate Employees, Motivational, Uncategorized, communication, conflict resolution, Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence, empathy, EQ, IQ, leadership success, motivation, Professional success, self-awareness, self-reflection

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  • Progress is the real source of motivation

    How can I use the results of my activities to get ahead? Unless we answer this simple question, we’re missing out on the real source of motivation: personal progress. It’s always surprising to realize the depth of our taylorist conditioning – and I’ve been fighting mine m...

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  • The art of giving and learning to give back

    “Money is not the only commodity that is fun to give. We can give time, we can give our expertise, we can give our love or simply give a smile. What does that cost? The point is, none of us can ever run out of something worthwhile to give.” ― Steve Goodier If you were […] Or...

    Tags: How To Motivate Employees, Motivational, Weekly Happiness Challenge, Work Life Balance Tips, charitable, day of giving, generous, give back, give generously, giving generously, giving world, global living, mindfulness

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  • The Agile Mindset: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

    This is the very first value listed in the Agile Manifesto. Individuals and interactions is all about the agile mindset and the behaviors that “being agile” is all about. Unfortunately, in many “agile” organizations, we still spend most of our time thinking about and worki...

    Tags: Agile and lean principles, Employee Engagement Exercises, Entrepreneurial Skills & Small Business Resources, How To Motivate Employees, ImprovAgility, Motivational, Weekly Happiness Challenge, Agile Manifesto, AgileImprov, happiness, improv exercises, improvisation theatre, motivation

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  • Will a job in management make you happy?

    Job satisfaction is so important when it comes to happiness at work. Some people, such as myself, are happiest in a worker bee position – happy to be part of the team and to do their part. Others, however, want a little bit more and this often means that they want to move up the […] ...

    Tags: About Happy Melly, Employee Engagement Exercises, Entrepreneurial Skills & Small Business Resources, How to Increase Productivity, Leadership, Motivational, change, communication, great managers, happiness at work, job satisfaction, management, millennial, transparent, work-life balance

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  • empathy challenge: seeing things from a different perspective

    I learned that “agile” was a thing around 2007. Before that, in the early 2000’s, the team I was working with was already following the values and principles, more or less, and we were using elements of Scrum and Kanban. We had ‘daily huddles’, we did weekly team mee...


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