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Alexander Kjerulf is one of the world’s leading experts on happiness at work. He is an author and speaker, presenting and conducting workshops in over 30 countries for clients like Microsoft, LEGO, IKEA, Shell, HP and IBM.

Alex is the author of 4 books including the international bestseller Happy Hour is 9 to 5 and he blogs at

And in case your wondering, his last name (Kjerulf) is pronounced a little like care-oolf.

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#1 Cause of Unhappiness at Work: Bad Bosses. Here's What We Can Do About Them

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 4:58 PM

bad-bossOur brand new study of what makes people unhappy at work has a number of interesting findings but none more relevant (or discouraging) than this one:
The #1 cause of unhappiness at work is bad bosses.

This is hardly news - we know...

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5 Gründe, warum die Aussage "der Kunde hat immer Recht" falsch ist

(13) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 12:00 PM

Eine Frau, die häufig mit der Fluggesellschaft Southwest geflogen ist, war dauernd enttäuscht mit allem, was die Firma gemacht hatte. Sie wurde sogar als „Brieffreundin" bekannt, weil sie nach jedem Flug einen Brief mit einer Beschwerde schickte. Sie konnte es nicht leiden, dass die Fluggesellschaft keine Sitze zuwies; sie konnte...
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5 Ways Positive Thinking Makes You Miserable at Work

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 12:44 PM

Some people take the pursuit of happiness too far:

One German IT company has come up with the perfect solution to problems in the workplace - it's made cheerfulness a contractual obligation. What's more, the CEO has declared that those who don't measure up to the prescribed level...
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What the Heck Is Arbejdsglaede? (Video) This Strange Word Exists Only in Scandinavia And Explains Why The Nordic Countries Are Happier At Work

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 5:40 PM

This short animated video explains the strange concept of arbejdsglaede - a Scandinavian word that helps explain why the Nordic workers are the happiest in the world.

Alexander Kjerulf, the "Chief Happiness Officer," is one of the world's leading experts on workplace happiness and the author of Happy Hour is 9 to 5: How to love your job, love your life and kick butt at work.
Alexander is a speaker, consultant, and author with a global following of millions. He runs a consultancy firm offering lectures, workshops, and leadership training with focus on happiness at work for clients including IBM, Hilton, LEGO, HP and...

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As 10 principais desculpas que você usa para não pedir demissão

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 8:00 AM

Martin estava terrivelmente infeliz em seu último emprego, mas continuou nele durante anos.

Ele tinha muitas desculpas para isso. Uma era o dinheiro. Não a quantia em si, mas principalmente a segurança que lhe dava. Ele não tinha poupança e sim algumas dívidas, o que tornava assustadora a perspectiva de...

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Top 10 Bad Excuses for Not Quitting That Job You Hate

(13) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 1:10 PM

Martin was desperately unhappy in his last job, but still ended up staying for years.

He had many excuses for why. One was money. Not the amount itself, but rather the security that it gave him. He had no savings and some debt which made switching jobs a scary prospect.

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'고객은 항상 옳다'라는 말이 옳지 않은 5가지 이유

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 11:05 AM

허핑턴포스트US의 블로거인 '알렉산더 셰룰프(Alexander Kjerulf)'는 (IBM, 레고, 힐튼, HP, 이케아등을 상대로)직장환경과 리더쉽에 대해 강의하는 유명강사다. 그가 최근 '고객이 항상 옳다'라는 말이 옳지 않은 5가지 이유에 대해 정리했다. 이야기는 사우스웨스트항공에 접수된 어느 여성고객의 항의메일로 시작한다.

이 여성고객은 평소 사우스웨스트 항공을 자주 이용했다. 뿐만 아니라 사우스웨스트항공 측에...

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Top 5 Reasons Why 'The Customer Is Always Right' Is Wrong

(282) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 12:53 PM

One woman who frequently flew on Southwest was constantly disappointed with every aspect of the company's operation. In fact, she became known as the "Pen Pal" because after every flight she wrote in with a complaint.

She didn't like the fact that the company didn't assign seats; she didn't like...

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5 Ways Hating Your Job Can Ruin Your Health (According to Science)

(17) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 9:24 AM

Way too many people hate their jobs. Exactly how many is hard to say, but depending on which study you believe, somewhere between 20 percent and 40 percent of employees are miserable at work.

And to a lot of people this is just the way things are. Once when I...

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