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What About My Weaknesses?

In a previous post (Strengths – the key to happiness)   I discussed the importance of identifying and utilising your strengths, as the key to happiness.  But the inevitable question then comes – “what about my weaknesses?” To answer this question I would like to share a truly meaningful analogy provided by Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener in a recent … Continue reading

Stimulate the Senses – Taste

“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” Oscar Wilde The one thing I notice about many work places is just how bland they are.  The work environment seems to be devoid of any of the things that make us human, and which can inspire … Continue reading

A Best Friend

In preparing the previous post  The Foundations of Happiness I could not happen to find the tenth determinant of engagement – I have a best friend at work – a little curious. I certainly understand the need to have supportive relationships in the workplace, but I thought stipulating having a “best” friend at work was going … Continue reading

What Does Happiness Feel Like?

So, what does it feel like to be happy at work? For every person it will be different as we all have unique backgrounds, expectations and dreams.  However the management literature suggests that there are two types of happy feelings at work, and these are feeling satisfied, and feeling engaged. The difference between satisfaction and … Continue reading

The Reason For Being

For the great majority of us, most of our days are spent trudging off, and being at a place we call work.  We do this 5 out of 7 days of the week, and 48 out of 52 weeks in the year. Both the content and context of our work can vary so widely.  Some … Continue reading

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