The Happy Manifesto

Archives: Captivate Podcasts

Building workplaces for long-term success, with Howard Yu

Before chasing the latest technologies or trends, organisations need to focus on building a strong foundation and core capabilities. They need a culture that encourages learning, collaboration, and transparency, and to have leadership that prioritises long-term success over short-term gains. In this episode, Henry is joined by Howard Yu, a renowned strategist and innovation expert, …

Building workplaces for long-term success, with Howard Yu Read More »

Creating freedom-centred democratic workplaces, with Traci Fenton

Creating democratic workplaces lead to accelerated growth and a culture that people love. By giving power to employees and treating them with dignity and fairness, companies can tap into the full potential of their workforce. Transitioning to a democratic workplace takes a specific mindset, democratic leadership skills, and the implementation of systems and processes that …

Creating freedom-centred democratic workplaces, with Traci Fenton Read More »

Celebrating Intelligent Failures and Taking Responsibility, with Psychological Safety author Amy Edmondson

Creating a culture of psychological safety is crucial for organisations. By fostering an environment where people feel safe to speak up, share their ideas, and take intelligent risks, companies can promote learning, innovation, and growth. Celebrating failures – especially intelligent failures that result from thoughtful exploration – can encourage individuals to take risks and contribute …

Celebrating Intelligent Failures and Taking Responsibility, with Psychological Safety author Amy Edmondson Read More »

Exploring Maverick’s Influence on Modern Workplaces, with Zahid Malik

Ricardo Semler’s radical book Maverick is now 30 years old. Happy was an early adopter of some of its key principles, and when software company cofounder Zahid Malik was looking for implementation examples, Happy was just about the only one he found. As Semler’s work suggests, implementing a culture of trust, freedom, and autonomy can have a …

Exploring Maverick’s Influence on Modern Workplaces, with Zahid Malik Read More »

How to make your workplace more inclusive, with Femi Otitoju

Creating a truly inclusive and happy workplace means understanding and addressing the unique needs and feelings of each individual. This involves actively listening to and communicating with employees, recognising and addressing implicit biases, and creating a culture of trust and fairness. Creating connections between teammates and increasing knowledge and understanding of each other’s backgrounds and …

How to make your workplace more inclusive, with Femi Otitoju Read More »

Treat your team like adults, with Lisa Gill

Psychologically safety isn’t just about creating a comfortable climate, but about embracing discomfort. That’s because discomfort helps us grow and address complex problems, which in turn leads to greater psychological safety. This means shifting from a parent-child dynamic to an adult-to-adult relationship within teams. That involves relating to people’s potential, treating them as competent professionals, …

Treat your team like adults, with Lisa Gill Read More »