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An Interview with Jenn Lim, CEO of Delivering Happiness
Is happiness a driver of business results? How do you go about improving happiness in an organization? We discussed these and other subjects as part of a CultureUniversity.com interview with Jenn Lim, CEO of Delivering Happiness. She started Delivering Happiness with Tony Hsieh of Zappos after he wrote the best-selling book by the same name and they are building a community with the greater goal of nudging the world towards passion, purpose, and a happier place.
Most of us experience fear in some form in the workplace nearly every day. Some is completely natural due to uncertainty about raising a problem, idea or opinion. In other cases, fear leads to tragic consequences as employees resist speaking up or “acting on what they know.” Fear is the ultimate culture killer and was the subject of a top 50 post on TLNT last year titled The 8 Clear Signs of a Workplace Culture of Fear. So how do you overcome fear and take action that will benefit your organization?
With a global focus on the 2014 Boston Marathon, we take time to remember those impacted by the events of the 2013 Marathon. It is important to always remember the countless examples of courage, support, and life-saving heroics.
What is the level of trust in your culture? What do employees think of senior management?
Research says that only 49% of employees trust senior management. The scores for CEO’s are even more dismal; 28% of surveyed employees felt the CEO was a credible source of information.
Get Serious About Culture – Support Your Purpose, Take Action & Improve Results
It’s time for leaders in all organizations (non-profit, for-profit, healthcare, government, education, etc.) to get serious about how culture is impacting their performance. At Culture University we believe that all leaders need to build on that understanding, engage their organizations to harness the incredible power of culture, and strive to make a meaningful impact.