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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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Celebrate those who help others by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I’ve previously mentioned New York-based company Next Jump and the great culture they’ve created. One of their practices that really inspires me is that their mo ... Read on »
Gigs galore by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Today I fly to New York to do a workshop for a client and over the next 3 months I’m also speaking in Reykjavik, Istanbul, Ljubljana and possibly Paris. Woohoo :) Read on »
High CEO pay by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness High CEO pay does not attract good leaders, it attracts expensive leaders. Not the same thing at all. Read on »
Webinar + slides: Leading With Happiness by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I just completed our latest webinar – this one is called Leading With Happiness – and  the video is live and available right here: It’s 30 minutes long. If y ... Read on »
How to be a workplace rebel by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness My speech from this year’s Meaning Conference in Brighton  just went live. It’s 11 minutes long and you can watch it right here: I personally feel this speec ... Read on »
March 31 2015 is International Quit Your Crappy Job Day by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Too many people stay for too long in jobs they hate. An estimated 20-25% of employees hate their jobs and wish they could quit tomorrow. This is bad for you. Being unh ... Read on »
Some thoughts on why “empty labor” makes us miserable by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness The Atlantic has an absolutely fascinating article  that reveals how little work actually goes on at work. From the article: …the proportion of people ... Read on »
A master at work by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness This guy is a master at his job and seems very happy doing it! Read on »
Top 5 awesome corporate email policies by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness If you feel like email is stressing you out, there might be something to it. A study conducted at the University of California found that giving people uninterrupted time ... Read on »
Can you nudge people towards workplace happiness? by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness This article was written by Woohoo inc’s newest employee Thomas Christensen. Have you ever wondered why you have to walk all the way to the back end of the supermarket ... Read on »
Top 5 great quitters by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness If you gotta quit your job, why not go out in style. Here are 5 of my all-time favorite quitters: Steven Slater, a flight ... Read on »
New rule by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness New rule for managers: If the way you lead your employees makes them unhappy, you’re doing it wrong. Read on »
Leading with Happiness – Free Webinar December 3rd by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness We believe that there is a new style of leadership emerging – one that focuses more on doing what’s good for employees and customers than on short-term profits. A for ... Read on »
How to balance natural and synthetic happiness at work by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness This article was written by Tais Lyager Rasmussen and Woohoo inc’s newest employee Thomas Christensen. In a previous blog post we explored the concept of synthetic hap ... Read on »
My book is a Big Deal :) by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness My book Happy Hour is 9 to 5 is an Amazon “Big Deal” this week so you can get the Kindle version for only $2.49. Get it right here . I hear it’s good :) Read on »
Positive thinking doesn’t work (and makes us unhappy) by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I recently wrote an article called 5 Ways Positive Thinking Makes Us Miserable At Work . Among other things I argue that faking happiness and positivity is stressful and c ... Read on »
Hire great people and pay them fairly by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Container Store CEO Kip Tindell explains why his retail staff are paid significantly higher wages than what’s typical for the industry: Read on »
CHO Academy is happening. Tell us how. by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness As we previously announced , we’re creating a training program for other potential Chief Happiness Officers. Just to recap It will be a 4 or 5-day training some time i ... Read on »
Announcing a new newsletter: Leading With Happiness by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Next week we’re launching a new free newsletter. Our original newsletter is for everyone and has 3,500 people who get tips ideas and ideas on how to become happier at ... Read on »
Friday Woohoo: Ron Swanson on coworkers by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Parks and Recreation is a funny show and this clip of Ron Swanson talking about his coworkers is hilarious: Read on »