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R.I.P. Rizzo Tees (2008 – 2014)

Hi everyone. This is going to be a weird blog post, perhaps too little too late, but I’ll do my best to make it interesting, understandable, and fun. Today, October 30, 2014, on the 6th anniversary of the birth of Rizzo Tees, I announce its death. … [Read more]

Happywork TV Episode 8: Give Your Employees Variety in Their Work Day

p.s. Really sorry about the sound on this one. I was using my shotgun mic, but it was quite windy. Some gusts of wind really cut into the audio quality a few times. My bad! In Episode 8 of Happywork TV, I discuss the sixth of 46 commitments in my … [Read more]

Happywork TV Episode 7: Provide Performance Reviews to Your Employees

In Episode 7 of Happywork TV, I discuss the fifth of 46 work commitments in my new book, "Happywork." Here it is: "I will give my employees constructive feedback, taking both their career advancement and feelings into consideration. Such feedback … [Read more]

Happywork TV Episode 6: Give Your Employees a Chance to Improve and Succeed

In Episode 6 of Happywork TV, I discuss the fourth of 46 work commitments in my new book, "Happywork." Here it is: "I will provide my employees the tools and training they need to have a chance to succeed ... I will remember that it's not just the … [Read more]

Loving Soccer is Unamerican, According to Mark Reardon

Mark Reardon thinks soccer is Communist, and of course he's crazy. But at least he let me plug my book. I always love going on KMOX radio - thanks so much Mark for having me in. Let it be known - soccer is an awesome spectator sport! -----> … [Read more]

Happywork TV Episode 5: Be Kind to Others

In Episode 5 of Happywork TV, I share a quote I read on SI.com. Most NFL players don't help their opponents up off the field when a play is over, but one player does. And he catches some criticism for it. He doesn't care, and I love that. Yes, two … [Read more]

Happywork TV Episode 4: Give Your Employees Direction

In Episode 4 of Happywork TV, I discuss the third of 46 work commitments in my new book, "Happywork." Here it is: "I will give my employees direction ... I do not want my employees to have to wonder what is most important to me." As I say in … [Read more]

Happywork TV Episode 3: Don’t Rule With Fear

In Episode 3 of Happywork TV, I take a quick break from discussing the 46 work commitments contained in my book to comment on an article I saw on Sir Richard Branson's blog. Sir Richard was giving an external talk about Virgin's new unlimited … [Read more]

Happywork TV Episode 2: Don’t Take Credit for the Hard Work of Others

In Episode 2 of Happywork TV, I discuss the second of the 46 commitments in my upcoming book, "Happywork - A Business Parable About the Journey to Teamwork, Profit, and Purpose." Number 2 is as follows: "I will not publicly take credit for my … [Read more]

Happywork TV Episode 1: Don’t Make Rules You Can’t Follow Yourself

In Episode 1 of Happywork TV, I discuss the first of 46 commitments featured in my upcoming book "Happywork - A Business Parable About the Journey to Teamwork, Profit, and Purpose." Number 1 is this: "I will not ask my employees to do anything I … [Read more]