Conversation with Hussein Baalbaki, International Business Consultant in HR and Happiness & Development (H&D), Coach, Doctorate of Business Administration candidate on the subject of Happiness at Work, More about Hussein on his LinkedIn profile
Hussein's Nuggets of Wisdom
00:48 Intro to Hussein’s doctoral work on happiness
3:40 Shifting tradition of human resources towards greater happiness at work through employee support
4:20 Google’s Chief Happiness Officer leads the way for smaller enterprises
6:52 Lebanese upbringing to happiness research, making the shift
7:41 The universal language: Smile
8:50 Laura and Hussein share the same favourite quote by Maya Angelou...
10:39 Happiness doesn’t mean everything is perfect.
11:41 Shift any conversation with this genuine question
14:13 While growing up Hussein’s “Google” was his grandfather, here is why.
15:59 Simplicity and connection into the workplace
16:17 Story of JFK and how the guy mopping the floor contributed to putting a man on the moon
17:26 Supervisors will have more impact when they find out what makes employees happy. Caring matters.
21.17 The value of personality tests and making mistakes.
25:02 Put yourself in someone else’s shoes, show empathy.
27:11 Boost happiness to boost creativity
28:50 What Hussein admires about the PM of New Zealand and her approach towards humanity
31:01 Hussein’s message to his kids about positivity and the pathway to happiness