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Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert

Copenhagen, Denmark
I make people happy at work.  I'm a speaker and consultant and author of "Happy Hour is 9 to 5", the world's first book on happiness at work which is now out in English, Spanish, Dutch, Danish and Chinese(!)
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I’m in The Guardian (in The Bahamas) by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness When I was in The Bahamas last week, I did a radio interview and a newspaper interview with some really smart, passionate people. You can hear the radio show he ... Read on »
Join the Woohoo Academy in Copenhagen on June 16-19 by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness 10 people have already signed up for he first Woohoo Academy training, which will take place on June 16-19 in Copenhagen – and which will be awesome :) The trai ... Read on »
Have you ever done harmful work? by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Have you ever done work that you now know was, on balance, mostly harmful? Let’s say you did payday loans at ridiculously high interest rates, worked in a slaughterhou ... Read on »
I’m a featured expert by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I’m a featured expert on World HR Net, with an interview where I talk about what makes us happy at work . I’m also in the papers in Denmark today: Read on »
Herb Kelleher: I think people should have fun at work by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I stumbled on this interview with Herb Kelleher, former CEO of Southwest Airlines and it is all kinds of awesome. From the interview: Well, I think peo ... Read on »
Warren Bennis: The most dangerous leadership myth is… by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born — that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain char ... Read on »
I’m speaking in Spain in June by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness In June I’ll be speaking at the 5th International Conference on Happiness at Work in Coruña in Northern Spain. Considering that I’m also speaking in Chile later ... Read on »
Make a difference – or do something else by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness If you can not honestly say that your job is overall making life better for someone somewhere in some way that is meaningful to you, then you should be doing something els ... Read on »
We now have Woohoo Partners in 10 countries by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness A short while ago we announced our new Partner program . The basic idea is simple: You can get access to all of the materials that we have created and refined o ... Read on »
Why every company should have a CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness My business card. Does your workplace have a CHO? I think every company should have a CHO – a Chief Happiness Officer. Here’s why. The CHO title is modelled on all ... Read on »
Join me in Nassau, Bahamas in May by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness On May 14 I’m doing a workshop on happiness at work together with the amazing Roosevelt Finlayson, who has been researching and promoting “Festivals in the workplac ... Read on »
Woohoo – I’m going back to Chile by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Woohoo :) I was just booked to speak at Expo Capital Humano (a big HR conference) in Chile in November. I can’t wait to be back in Santiago. The pic above is from ... Read on »
Rules by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness These are the factory rules for an 1800s Manchester cotton factory. Scary! I love how they had to add the last rule. Read on »
I loved Whiplash. But does success really come from suffering? by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I just saw Whiplash and it is not only a great movie but also the perfect example of the “success through suffering” narrative that permeates the modern world in ... Read on »
Happiness at work on a military base by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I just got this hilarious email from Dean Langsam: Hi. I’m Dean, a casual follower. I work at a military base. The base has two ent ... Read on »
Catch me on CNN Turkey tomorrow by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I just did a really fun interview for CNN Turkey. It goes out tomorrow at 4pm when they’re transmitting live from the conference I’m speaking at. Read on »
How to get out of an unhappy job by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I just got this amazing email from “Lauren” who’s been stuck in an unhappy job: Just wanted to send a note to say THANK YOU for your team’s wonderful work. It ... Read on »
Happy Hour in Turkish by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I’m in Istanbul to do a couple of gigs AND to celebrate the launch of Happy Hour is 9 to 5 in Turkish. I even spotted it in a book shop :) Get it right here . ... Read on »
3 Things Your Workplace Can Learn from Parks and Recreation by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness The TV show Parks and Recreation recently ended and while I was sad to see it go, the final episodes were awesome and very satisfying. I have admired the show for ... Read on »
What makes you unhappy at work? Participate in our survey. by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Normally our work is focused very much on the positive when we help our clients become happier workplaces. But it is equally important to know what makes us unhappy at wor ... Read on »