Alexander Kjerulf

A Quote by Alexander Kjerulf on happiness, work, job, success, and branding

Being happy at your job is success. If you’re not happy with your job, then build a brand that reflects who you are and be recruited or start a company based on that.

Alexander Kjerulf

Source: Brading yourself with happiness (guest post by Dan Schawbel): http://positivesharing.com/2007/12/branding-yourself-with-happiness/

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A Quote by Alexander Kjerulf on work, job, and workplace

When we’re unhappy at work we get a lot more competitive, for one simple reason: When work doesn’t give us happiness and enjoyment we want to get something else out of it. And what else is there but compensation and promotions.

Alexander Kjerulf

Source: Top 10 Signs You're Unhappy at Work: http://positivesharing.com/2007/11/top-10-signs-youre-unhappy-at-work/

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A Quote by Alexander Kjerulf on happiness, work, right livelihood, jobs, and business

It’s time we stopped putting up with unhappy workplaces and bad bosses. Unhappiness at work is not a minor annoyance. It makes us tired, stressed and negative. Worst case, it makes us sick or kills us.

Being happy at work makes you more energetic, productive, motivated, creative and successful. That is what we need more of. That is how we will work from now on. With happiness.

Alexander Kjerulf

Source: The Happy At Work Manifesto: http://www.changethis.com/36.04.HappyatWork

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A Quote by Alexander Kjerulf on manager, happiness, and work

Here are some great stories from around the web from people who have discovered the importance of happiness at work. First a story from a man with real management potential:

When I get my own department to control, the first thing I am going do is ask people what they want to be happy at work. Truly happy.

My goal would be to get a group of people who loved coming in and loved being there. I would recognize the fact that people the people I hired were adults and would handle their responsiblities.

So what if they spend a day playing a game all day and taking a 2 hour lunch. As long as they get their work done on time and at a high level what difference does it make. If someone was taking advantage of it and not getting their work done, then yeah, it’s a problem. But if they are doing great work, who cares?

In my eyes I look at the results. Sure people do good work right now, but I think by making them more comfortable and making work more enjoyable they would do GREAT work. (Source)

That is the manager of the future - a person who recognizes that a leader’s first responsibility is to make people happy at work. Forget your mission statements, visions statements and corporate values - that is a manifest for great leadership right there.

Alexander Kjerulf

Source: Choose happiness at work: http://positivesharing.com/2007/05/choose-happiness-at-work/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Alexander Kjerulf on job and work

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Many, many people seem to think that sometimes you’ve just got to knuckle down and take that sucky job because you need the money. You can be a student paying your tuition, a new graduate paying off your student loans, a new home owner struggling to make the mortgage or any number of other situations that mean you depend on a steady income.

But does that really mean that you must accept being unhappy at work? There is one question you must ask yourself:

Leaving a bad job may cost you some money. Sure.
But what will keeping that job cost you?


Being unhappy at work steadily saps your energy, will power, self esteem and motivation. The longer you stay in that situation, the harder it gets to see any positive alternatives and to take action and move on.

And it doesn’t just affect you at work, it also affects you outside of work. When work is something that gives you no pleasure, has no meaning for you, gives you no victories or appreciation and is simply no fun, your life outside of work is likely to suffer too.

Alexander Kjerulf

Source: Chief Happiness Officer Blog: Ask the CHO: Should you work for a year in a job that sucks: http://positivesharing.com/2007/01/ask-the-cho-should-you-work-for-a-year-in-a-job-that-sucks/

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