Praise for Leading With Happiness
“Leading with happiness is compelling—it’s useful, well-researched, and downright fun to read. I especially loved Kjerulf’s insights about what “happy leadership” is and is not, and his stories and strategies about leading with happiness during tough times. Kjerulf’s advice “If you have their back, they’ll have yours” are words that every leader ought to live every day.”
– Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt.
“What an inspiring book. Every leader should read it and learn how to promote happiness for employees, customers, suppliers, investors, and even the leader him- or herself. That type of leadership has been integral to our success and I know it will boost your results too.”
– Garry Ridge, CEO WD-40 Company
“Alex has done it again. He has written a book that helps leaders get happier and better and, most importantly, helps their teams get better. And happier. If you follow the simple steps he lays out and adopt the worldview he suggests, I will lay a substantial wager your company will do well. Very well. Read this book. The read it again. And put the ideas into practice. You will be well served.”
– Srikumar Rao, TED speaker and author of Happiness at Work.
“We all have to develop and improve as individuals and organizations. The digital revolution of the last ten years has meant that many of us are available 24/7, which is not good for us. It’s time to combine the demand for ever-increasing efficiency with happiness, so we don’t burn out. This book will show you how.”
– Søren Lockwood, CEO SEB Pension Denmark
“This book is very inspiring and helps me prove that the work we do makes a lot of sense. Vega IT is all about happiness at work but I also love what Alexander wrote about customer happiness. I already made many notes on ideas I had while reading those sections of the book and I look forward to start practicing some in the future.”
– Sasa Popovic, CEO Vega IT Sourcing
“This is a book that the world needs. It will move you. It will excite you. It will inspire you. And it could well change your life”
– Henry Stewart, CEO of Happy
“As a leader, don’t I have enough on my plate? Now I have to concern myself with something as ethereal as happiness? Please Alexander Kjerulf, tell me it’s not true. Oh, but it is true and it may be the grandest truth of all. And … there is a secret waiting for you, the leader, inside this book. Happiness won’t add to your workload, but decrease it, it won’t add to your stresses, but lessen them. This book is not ethereal, nor is it’s subject. THIS is as real as it gets!”
– Rich Sheridan CEO, Menlo Innovations, Author Joy, Inc. – How We Built a Workplace People Love.
“This wonderful book gives you a blueprint for improving your business and the world. The evidence and the tools are right here in your hands. The rest is up to you!”
– Mikael Kamber, news anchor and author
“Alex knows what he is talking about when it comes to happiness. Productivity does not produce happiness; happiness produces productivity.”
– L. David Marquet,
“Here at Zappos, we believe that the key to happy customers and a growing bottom line is happier employees. This book is a great read for customer-centric companies.”
– Jamie Naughton, Chief of Staff Zappos.com inc.
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