J Schwan

CEO, Solstice Mobile

J Schwan is CEO of Solstice mobile, a digital innovation company that provides customer experience solutions to Fortune 500 customers.

Solstice employees are many things: strategists, consultants, designers, developers, instructors, coaches, researchers, and engineers. The one thing they all have in common is happiness. When you hear J’s thoughts on cultivating workplace happiness, it’s easy to see why.

J shares 5 tips to help leaders develop happiness in the workplace:

1. Happiness brings success. Not the other way around. Upbeat and positive folks tend to progress through organizations faster.

2. Practice gratitude. Encourage folks to send a thank you email every morning. This practice gets you in a nice headspace and just might make somebody else’s day as well.

3. Encourage social interactions. More relationships means better culture.

4. Use the Losada ratio. For any negative thing, have three or four positive things as well. Govern yourself to be constructively positive.

5. Be a multiplier. It’s not about being good at your job, but making other people great at theirs.

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