The Science of Happiness in One Minute

If I had just one minute, I would tell you the most important lessons from the science of happiness. Because I believe: We all have the right to be happy at work. Science shows benefits from happiness including (but not limited to) productivity and health. Science can tell us how to be happier at work. read more…

The Power of Pictures

I never would have predicted that my junior high drafting class, a cliché, graphic recording, neuroscience, and presentations would all have something in common. (Photo by Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian) It was the first day of my junior high drafting class, and my classmate was standing at the front of the room with a podium hiding read more…

VentureBeat article: Shiny, happy company: Why happiness is the new metric for startup success

Published in VentureBeat Shiny, happy company: Why happiness is the new metric for startup success The seal of the high school I attended contained two Latin mottos: Non Sibi and Finis Origine Pendet. Despite seeing those words everywhere, I paid little attention to them. I later learned they mean “Not for one’s self” and “The end read more…

Positive Power Up: Leading for Happiness!

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I wrote the following article for the September issue of the International Game Developers Association newsletter. While it draws on my background as a game designer and developer, I strongly believe the points about positive leadership can apply to any organization. I’d love to get your comments and feedback on it.