Nov. 12, 2020

#80 Henry Stewart, Chief Happiness Officer at Happy, on Freedom and Trust

What is it that’s at the core of a truly happy workplace? This is a question I uncover with today’s guest, Henry Stewart, Chief Happiness Officer at Happy. Happy is an award winning Learning and Development organisation offering fun and engaging computer and management training. Happy's vision is outlined by Henry Stewart in his book, The Happy Manifesto. It outlines our 10 principles to create a happy, empowered workplace. It’s a book that has massively influenced the way I run my businesses, so I can’t wait to catch up with Henry.

In this episode we explore the impacts of having a happy workplace. We discuss self-management, 33 ‘liberating structures’, being a good coach, how to overcome the challenge of ‘no going back’ – and why we need to be aware of hippos…


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‘The Happy Manifesto’ by Henry Stewart

Henry’s LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/henrystewart 

Project Aristotle: https://rework.withgoogle.com/print/guides/5721312655835136/  


‘Multipliers’ by Liz Wisman: https://www.amazon.com/Multipliers-Best-Leaders-Everyone-Smarter/dp/0061964395 

‘Corporate Rebels’ by Joost Minnaar and Pim de Morree: https://www.amazon.com/Corporate-Rebels-Make-work-more/dp/9083004805/ 

‘Turn the Ship Around!’ by David Marquet: https://www.amazon.com/Turn-Ship-Around-Turning-Followers/dp/1591846404/ 

‘Good To Great’ by Jim Collins: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Great-Some-Companies-Others/dp/0066620996/ 

Alex Edmans: https://alexedmans.com/

Managing Change Positively: https://www.happy.co.uk/leadership-and-personal-development/leadership-and-management-programmes/managing-change-positively/ 

Determine what makes a great manager: https://rework.withgoogle.com/guides/managers-identify-what-makes-a-great-manager/steps/learn-about-googles-manager-research/ 

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