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A wellbeing teacher and senior fellow at Melbourne University, Michelle is a Huffington Post and Psychology Today blogger, bestselling author and sought after speaker. With more than a decade of senior leadership experience in large organizations around the world, she’s passionate about translating cutting-edge research from positive psychology and neuroscience, into practical strategies for health, happiness, and business success.

A seasoned media guest, Michelle’s expertise has been quoted in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, Boss Magazine, Sunrise, ABC Radio, The Age, Wellbeing Magazine and many more. She also writes for Huffington Post and Psychology Today where she shares her advice as well as the insights of leading researchers in the field from Angela Duckworth to Tal Ben-Shahar. You can watch dozens of her advice and commentary segments on her YouTube channel or listen to her Podcasts.

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Should We Aim To Be Perfectly Happy?

With the International Day of Happiness upon us, it seems timely to ask: How happy are you?

If you were to score yourself on a scale of zero to 10, how happy were you yesterday? And how happy are you today with your life?

Over the last decade, researchers, workplaces and governments have begun repeatedly measuring our levels of happiness. Why? As we have documented in Live Happy over the past two-and-a-half years, a growing body of research suggests happy people are more successful in marriages, friendships, earning money, work performance and physical health. So surely the higher our happiness scores, the more success we’ll all have. Right?

Are solopreneurs happier?

When I finally left a decade of working in large corporate organisations behind me to start my own workplace wellbeing company, I really wasn't sure what to expect. Sure I was looking forward to reclaiming my diary from endless rounds of going-nowhere meetings, but would I really enjoy being responsible for everything from balancing the books to ordering printer ink?

As it turns out I needn't have worried. New research I've gathered suggests that solopreneurs are the most likely group to be "flourishing" at work.

 

Students may learn stress from parents, study finds

A new study has found almost 40 per cent of upper primary school students think they worry too much, and that their parents’ stress may be the source.

Parents needed to encourage kids to focus on their strengths to keep calm, the study found.  Read more about the study.

Does focusing on strengths bridge the gender gap in workplaces?

Increasingly workplaces are encouraging people to develop our strengths – those things we’re good at and actually enjoy doing.  Given that using our strengths taps into the ways our brains are wired to perform at their best, this seems like good business sense.   But is this an approach that serves men and women equally well?

8 Ways To Help You Kids Let Their Amazing Out

School can make even the make even the most resilient kid feel stressed from time to time. Whether it's navigating friendships, learning new skills, pleasing their teachers or making their parents proud, it can be a challenging environment when you're still figuring a lot of stuff out.

Can You Make The World Happier?

If you had the opportunity to make the whole world happier, where would you start? Educate adults and children about the tested, practical steps they can take to consistently flourish? Measure wellbeing at a national level to shape government policies? Overhaul capitalism to be less self-serving?

Don’t just survive, enjoy your work

Too many people hate their jobs, which I’m sure you’ll agree is a problem. Even if you quite like your role, there is always room for improvement. You spend most of your day at work, you chose a career, and you should enjoy it not just work to pay the bills. Of course, paying the bills is important but what if I told you, that it is possible to enjoy what you do to make a living? Sounds unbelievable? It’s not. There is a way you can make work a little bit easier and more enjoyable, which will work even if you already love what you do.

Steps To Follow For A Woman Who Wants To Stop Worrying

Ever find yourself lying awake at night and worrying about what’s gone wrong at work during the day and what might go wrong next?  If you’re nodding your head, you’re in good company with 50% of women reporting that they experience feelings of self-doubt about their performance and careers, compared to just 31% of men.

'Help! I just hit Reply All': The most embarrassing office mistakes (and how to fix them)

We've all had those moments at work where our heart sinks and we inwardly cringe as we realize we've seriously messed up.  But although we can't undo these mistakes, the way you react to the situation can make the difference between slight embarrassment and all-out career disaster.

More confidence in 11 minutes

If you've ever gotten the feeling that men, in general, are more confident than women, there's a scientific explanation why.

According to experts, there is actually a part of the brain (the anterior cingulate cortex), that creates more self-doubt in women than in men.

HOW TO HARNESS THE POWER OF RITUALS TO IMPROVE YOUR WORK

Are you feeling scattered or unfocused? Adding a ritual or two to your day may be just the ticket to snap out of it.

How women can gain confidence at work (and elsewhere)

The female brain predisposes women to worry more than men do, but it can be rewired.  What do you spend the most time doing in a typical day? Does your job give you the chance to do what you’re best at, or do you find you spend the most effort and energy on things you’re not good at or don’t like (or both)?

Are Your Comp Managers Bringing out the Best in Employees?

There's a revolution taking place in our organizations — whether you manage the compensation or executive compensation function, or really any professional group €- and it's being led by employees longing to have the opportunity to do what they do best each day at work.

How to feel more confident at work (not just fake it)

While there is no doubt that both men and women experience feelings of self-doubt, researchers have found women generally suffer a greater lack of confidence at work causing us to ask for pay rises four times less frequently, negotiate salaries of 30% less and not put ourselves forward for promotions unless we meet 100% of the qualifications necessary for a job.  Why do we struggle so much with confidence?

Strengths Challenge: Global initiative to improve performance and well-being of employees worldwide - Formium Development helps kick-off initiative locally

After finding that close to three-quarters of polled employees feel they could be happier at work if they could focus on what they do best, workplace well-being expert, Michelle McQuaid, the VIA Institute, Live Happy and Formium Development have partnered to launch a new strengths challenge designed to equip participants with tools to identify and leverage their strengths on the job.

Empower Me: What Women Really Want in Their Career

Have you heard it? There’s a quiet revolution that is taking place in our organizations. And it’s being led by women who long to feel more authentic at work and do more of what they do best.

3 steps to make you happier at work you can take now

Unhappy at work? It might be because your employer isn't utilizing your strengths.  Here's an easy way to fix that stat.

Steps To Follow For A Woman Who Wants To Stop Worrying

Ever find yourself lying awake at night and worrying about what’s gone wrong at work during the day and what might go wrong next?  If you’re nodding your head, you’re in good company with 50% of women reporting they experience feelings of self-doubt about their performance and careers, compared to just 31% of men.

Courage Is A Habit: Practice It Daily Until It Becomes The Norm

Ever wish you were a little braver?  Let’s face it -  most of us have ideas we’re too nervous to share, opportunities we’d like to pursue and things we’d really love to say or change… if only we were more courageous or, better still, guaranteed a successful outcome.  But have you ever stopped to think, really think, about how your lack of courage may be costing you?

How Do Positive Leaders Build Positive Identities?

What are the stories your employees tell about who they are and what they're capable of? Are they "high-performers" or "nothing special"? Perhaps they're "valued team members" or "loners"? Maybe they're "great presenters" or "poor public speakers"?

Are You an Ethical Leader?

If you’re really honest with yourself for a moment how ethical are your leadership behaviors? Are you trustworthy? Do you always show others respect? Are you willing to forgo potential profits if it means looking after the needs of your employees better?

Are You A Strengths-Based Parent?

When it comes to parenting your kids do you spend most of your time pointing out what they’re doing wrong or what they’re doing right? If you’re like most time poor parents the chances are you’re quicker at identifying the things your kids need to improve upon, but is this the best way to raise kids who are resiliant and able to cope with stress?

How to Be Mindful in the Real World

When it comes to improving our well-being, most of us think about the exercise we should be doing, the foods we should be eating and the sleep we should be getting, but have you thought about how your brain might be able to help cultivate enduring well-being?

Are You Fully Charged?

When you wake up in the morning would you describe yourself as fully charged? If you're like many people recently surveyed chances are you're shaking your head and instead feel more like you're struggling to get out of bed.

Can We Create a Flourishing World?

Given the ongoing economic, environmental, social and political challenges currently reverberating around our world, it can be hard to feel hopeful about the future of the human race on this planet. Despite the many great feats we’ve achieved in the last century, one in three of us now live in a slum, 800 million of us go hungry each day, almost 11 million children die under five years of age, 31 million girls of primary school do not attend school.  How can Positive Psychology help?

Can You Create Changes That Last?

When it comes to creating the changes you really want to make in your work or in you life, do ever find you have difficulty making this last? You start off excited, motivated and with the best intentions. You might even manage to start changing the way you think, feel and act for a few weeks. But far too quickly, this "honeymoon effect" of creating change seems to wear off and you're left feeling disappointed and back to where you started.

Increase Your Professional Strength In 11 Minutes A Day

If this were a fitness exercise, we’d be exclaiming, “no way.” It is possible not only to identify your greatest professional strengths, but to turn them into lifelong habits with as little as 11 minutes practice a day.

How a Positive Psychology class at Harvard at Class changed the way I looked at flourishing

In this podcast I talk with Dr Matthew Norton about how a Positive Psychology class at Harvard at Class changed the way I looked at flourishing, and the difference between functioning and flourishing.

3 Ways Positive Leaders Make Work More Meaningful

Increasingly leaders are coming to understand that more than promotions, income or job security, people rank purpose in their work as their top priority. But can meaning really be found in any job? And what can you do as a leader to make work more meaningful for your employees?

Why Do Positive Leaders Believe It Pays to Be Virtuous?

If you sat down at your next leadership meeting and strongly recommended that now was the time for your organization to implement more virtuous practices, like compassionate support, forgiveness of errors and generosity and gratitude, what response would you get? Perhaps a polite shaking of heads while people tried to quickly move onto the next item on the agenda? Or maybe outright laughter at what could only be a joke in the current climate?

Employee Appreciation Day Study Shows Best Way to Thank Employees is to Recognize What They Do Best

78% of employees feel they are making a difference and appreciated when managers focus on their strengths over their weaknesses.

The Workplace Revolution Women Are Leading

There is a revolution underway with 5 out of every 10 people - an increase of 30% - now reporting they have the opportunity to do what they do best each day at work.  Who’s driving this change?  It appears to be female employees.

 

How to be Engaged, Energized and Happy at Work

Listen to my podcast with Zenger Folkman about how to be Engaged, Energized and Happy at Work.

Want Good Employees? Stop Trying to Improve Them

If you want engaged, happy employees, focus on what they do best, rather than making recommendations for improvement, a new study concludes.  The 2015 Strengths @ Work Survey includes feedback from 1,000 full- and part-time employees in the United States about what motivates them most to keep coming to work every day.

For a successful employee appreciation day, build on strengths

On March 6, Employee Appreciation Day, a new study has emerged that suggests what employers should be doing that would show their appreciation the best: Have meaningful discussions with employees about their strengths.

Ask not “what’s wrong” but “what’s strong”

You may be talking to your staff about their performance at work, but if you are anything like 68% of bosses in the United States, you might be structuring the conversation in the wrong way.  Read more here.

The Strengths Movement & Work in America

In America there has been a long held cultural belief that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to as long as you work hard enough. The fundamental flaw in this thinking is that it ignores the power of natural strengths and bolsters the idea that weaknesses can and should be overcome. 63% of American employees felt they would be better served focusing on fixing their weaknesses as opposed to building on their strengths.

4 Conversations You Need to Have with Your Employees

Do you talk to your employees regularly? Of course you do — you email and instant message them daily, hold meetings and conference calls with them, and if they're in the office, you stop by their desks to check in. But are you having the types of conversations that really matter?

Is Swearing Appropriate At Your Work?

A study released by CareerBuilder.com reveals that  81% of employers surveyed believe swearing at work “brings an employee’s professionalism into question.”  Nevertheless, more interesting to us than a list of so-called inappropriate words is the bigger picture of words—the true definition, intention, and context of any word used in the workplace. Basically, we’re more interested in the message people are sending at work. Do your words inspire greater engagement, commitment, and performance? Or do they suck the energy out of the people around you—curse words or not?

Are Your Managers Having The Right Conversations?

Wishing your employees were a little more engaged, energized and productive? The good news is you may not have to spend a lot of additional time or money to improve these results. Research suggests you simply need to start paying more attention to the conversations your managers are having with your employees.

Why old-school performance reviews are actually terrible

William Martinez will never forget the anxiety he used to feel before his quarterly performance reviews.  Open dialogue, says positive psychology expert Michelle McQuaid, is key to success regardless of the tool to measure performance. “Managers who focus on having strengths-focused conversations with their employees are more likely to see an improvement in job performance, while those who focus on weaknesses are more likely to see a decline,” she says.

New Research: To Reach Full Work Potential, Hone In On Your Strengths

Michelle McQuaid famously determined in a study of 1,000 American executives that 65% would rather have a better boss than a raise.

THE ONE THING MILLENNIALS WISH BOSSES WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY

Managers often are looking for that magic bullet when it comes to engaging millennials, and it may just be that it can be found in having a meaningful conversation about an employee’s strengths, shows a new study.

How to Develop Your Strengths at Work

How important it is to be happy and engaged at work? Are you one of the many employees who would be happier and more engaged if your manager allowed you to focus on what you do best?  In the 2015 Strengths @ Work Survey, employees report that only 34 percent of their managers can name their top five strengths. Yet 71 percent of these employees report they do feel engaged and energized at work, and 58 percent describe themselves as flourishing in their jobs.

 

The Cost Of Toxic Bosses

Article by Michelle – As a member of several boards, I was shocked to recently learn the cost of “toxic bosses” on organisational productivity and profitability. It occurred to me that not once, in all my board briefing papers had I ever seen a single indicator about the quality of relationships between bosses and employees.

Do You Have the Grit to Create Lasting Success?

When it comes to the goals you most want to achieve in your career, do you have the passion and perseverance to create the kind of success you’re longing for?  Perhaps you’re hoping to land the job of your dreams, be recognized as a leader in your chosen field, or just able to show up each day in ways that bring you meaning and happiness.

3 Ways You Can Be a More Positive Leader

What kind of leader are you? No matter what your job title says, each of us have the ability to consistently bring out the best -- or the worst -- in other people around us. So how does the way you show up, impact others around you?

Are A Lack of Boundaries Holding Your Career Back?

Do you have trouble saying "no" to people at work? With the constantly growing list of opportunities we have to say "yes" to, most of us find setting boundaries more challenging than ever before.

Can a Tiny Habit Shape Your Success?

Ever stumble across a great idea or a new way to show up and be more effective in your career, and promise yourself: "I'll get to trying that when .."?

10 Reasons to Focus on Your Strengths -- No Matter What Your Job Description Says

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a job you really weren't enjoying? Perhaps you needed the money? Or maybe you needed to stay for your resume? Or possibly you weren't sure what else you wanted to be doing?

The Strengths Revolution Transforming Our Workplaces

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best each day at work?

Good Day New York/Fox Business

Watch this clip from Fox business on Good Day New York on Employee Appreciation Day quote stats about employees working better when they feel they are appreciated by their bosses.

Why You Should Turn Your Wishes Into Hopes

Are you wishing or hoping for good things this year? Wondering what the difference is? According to new scientific findings, quite a lot in terms of the results you’ll be getting.

5 Ways Leaders Can Use the Third Metric to Improve Employee Happiness

Unfortunately, many leaders still believe it's desirable to have some worker unhappiness. The idea being that keeping people under some constant tension is a powerful driver of productivity and ensures no one is slacking off or becoming soft.

From Stressed-Out Mess to Flourishing Exec: How the Third Metric Changed My Life

What are your hopes and dreams for the future? When the Gallup Research Organisation asked this question across 160 countries the unanimous answer in every city was: "A good job and a happy family.

How Compassion Can Unleash Third Metric Success For Women in Workplaces

"There is always pain in the room," cautioned Peter Frost, one of the world's leading researchers on compassion at work, and he was absolutely right. Yet when was the last time you sat in a meeting with your colleagues in the office and actually took the time to look at the pain of others?

What Two-Thirds Of Female Leaders Don't Know About Thriving

Can you name your top five strengths -- you know those things you're good at and actually enjoy doing at work? If you struggled, you're not alone.

Are the Beliefs of Female Leaders Undermining Their Success?

When it comes to your talents and abilities do you believe these are largely fixed traits or can enough practice, effort and mentoring make it possible to learn almost anything? Your answer to this question could be what's shaping your success.

Ladies, Is a Lack of Confidence Holding Your Career Back?

Just how confident do you feel when it comes to your work? Chances are not very, with studies finding 50 percent of women report feelings of self-doubt about their performance and careers and it's costing us dearly.

Why Are Women Really Struggling to Thrive in Our Workplaces?

Seventy percent of American businesswomen are struggling to have well-being, with 40 percent confessing they're "hanging on by a thread" according to a new study by career strategist and author Megan Dalla-Camina.

The Three Basic Steps to Thriving Most Women Overlook

How much sleep did you get last night? Do you remember to get up and move every 20 minutes? Did the last thing you ate, dial your energy up or down?

Want to Move From Functioning to Flourishing at Work?

Do you ever feel like there's a blanket of greyness snuffing all the color out of your life? Instead of feeling full of energy, enthusiasm and enjoyment most days you drag yourself around feeling deflated, disillusioned and disappointed. And you can't help but wonder if: "Surely there's more to life than this."

Is Self-Doubt Sabotaging Your Success?

Ever find yourself hesitating, holding yourself back or even dimming yourself down at work for fear that you'll be discovered as the impostor you really are? Do you lie awake at night worrying you're not really "good enough" to achieve the kind of success you dream of?

5 Ways to Stop Loathing Your Job

With two out of every three they're actively disengaged in their jobs it's clear many of us are functioning, but not flourishing at work.

‘For the Sake of What’ do You Go to Work Each Day?

When it comes to your work are you more driven by what inspires you, or by what scares you?  “For the sake of what?” are you willing to speak up, transition your career, start a new business or take on a great big job when there’s more chance of you failing than the one you’re in right now.

The Opportunity For International Happiness Day In Australian Workplaces

This Thursday is the UN’s International Day of Happiness (March 20) but as activities to improve wellbeing kick off around the world, spare a thought for nearly fifty per cent of Australian employees – and climbing – who report their workplaces are stressing them out. What can organizations do to make their employees happier?

5 Ways Leaders Can Use The Third Metric To Improve Employee Happiness

As the UN's International Day of Happiness approaches (March 20), it’s worth taking a moment to consider the growing number of employees who feel constantly stressed with two-thirds of people reporting they now feel “overwhelmed” at work. Here are 5 things leaders can do to help their people be more productive.

Why Is The Happiest Country In The World Stressed Out?

Two factors consistently appear in multiple reviews of the Australian workforce: Only half of Australian employees report that their employer values their contribution and cares about their wellbeing. And less than half of working Australians say that they regularly receive relevant feedback and recognition for their work. Could it be that kindness and appreciate is what is most needed to improve our work places?

Five Steps To A Happier Workplace

Working in the "lucky" country isn't providing much joy for a growing number of Australian employees – now almost one in every two and climbing – who report workplace issues as a source of personal stress. So what can workplaces do to raise the Australian input towards global well-being on March 20, the United Nations International Day of Happiness? And why would they bother?

How Compassion Can Unleash Third Metric Success For Women At Work

“There is always pain in the room,” cautioned Peter Frost, one of the world’s leading researchers on compassion at work, and he was absolutely right. Yet when was the last time you sat in a meeting with your colleagues in the office and actually took the time to look at the pain of others?

Businessmen Say Women Lack Ambition

Most Australian businessmen blame women for failing to reach the top, citing family commitments and lack of ambition. Yet if we want women to flourish in workplaces it's time we stopped focusing on ways to "fix the women" and allowed them to show up authentically recognizing that feminine traits now deliver bottom-line organizational value.

What does it take to flourish at work?

Eighty-three percent of Australians describe themselves as just functioning at work over the past six months, with nearly 15 percent flat out languishing and this is particularly true for women according to The Australian Pulse of Women In Leadership. Where are we going wrong?

Could Laughter Be A Performance-Enhancing Drug?

Would you describe your workplace as a fun environment—the kind of organization where they value humor, laughter and a light sense of camaraderie? Unlike the average four-year-old, who some studies say laughs 300 times a day, the average 40 year old has been found to laugh just four times a day. So I’m going to place a reasonably safe bet that you’re probably feeling your workplace could do with a little more fun.

National Boss Day

Watch me join the team at Good Day New York to explain why approximately one-third of employees feel unappreciated by their boss.

Can You Make A Bad Boss Good?

Ever worked for a bad boss? Chances are you’re nodding your head, as three out of every four people report their boss is the most stressful part of their job.

The Positive Arc Of Systemic Strengths

Co-authored with Dr. David Cooperrider, ‘The Positive Arc of Systemic Strengths’ explores the important question: when is it that the best in human systems comes out most naturally and easily—especially in collective action, planning and design initiatives encompassing regions and cities, extended enterprises, industries and UN-level world summits?

Are You A Good Boss?

How would your employees rate you as a boss? Are you responsible for poor-performing employees? Are you costing your company money because your employees leave? Take a hard look at how you manage and treat your people.

How Do You Impact Your Employees And Their Productivity?

Do you coach and nurture your employees? Do you treat your employees with respect? Do you praise your employees? Do you give your employees feedback on a regular basis?

Does Working With Your Boss = Stress?

Listen to me chat with Business Fuel on this 30 minute podcast about how employees, bosses and their organizations need to take responsibility for improving working relationships. With a growing body of evidence suggesting three out of every four report their boss is the most stressful part of their job can you afford to sit back and wait for someone else to sort this out?

Do You Have What It Takes To Flourish?

Ever wondered what it takes to truly and consistently flourish? The truth is, most of us find this to be harder than it looks. Discover the scientific formula for well-being and see how it might change your life.

How To Make A Bad Boss Better

Discover the three steps you can take to tame a badly behaving boss that don’t involve signing them up for therapy or quitting your job.

Bad Boss Worse Than Bad Pay?

It’s often said that people leave managers not jobs, but it’s not just turnover you need to worry about. If American figures translate to Australia, companies here could be losing more than $300 billion a year in lost productivity thanks to bad bosses. What can you do about?

To Maximize Your Strengths, Start An 11-Minute Habit

“Now I’ve discovered my strengths, what am I meant to do with them?” is a question I’m often asked. To ensure even the busiest executives can find time in their day to have at least one strength-fueled moment I suggest people try starting with an 11-minute habit.

Are You Making This Gratitude Mistake?

Do compliments like “Great job. Gosh you’re talented!” or “Thanks for your help. You’re so clever!” roll off your tongue throughout the day? It’s hard to imagine these expressions of gratitude could be short-changing anyone. But it turns out these are some of the worst ways to express appreciation. Find out why …

Fix A Weakness Or Build A Strength?

It’s a pretty straightforward question: to improve your performance at work should you fix your weaknesses or build on your strengths? But where would you place your bets?

Are Your Strengths Holding You Back?

Do your strengths ever get you into trouble? You know those moments when the things you like doing and are good at, go just that little bit too far. We've all been there at some point, haven't we ?

Could Eleven Minutes Change Your Life?

When I first uncovered the science of strengths – those things we do well and actually enjoy – I dreamed of spending more of my days in a blissful haze of fulfilling, joyful and rewarding work. Turns out it was much tougher than I thought. Find out why …

When It Comes To Using Your Strengths, What Are You Hoping For?

Incredibly it’s estimated two-thirds of the population have no idea what their strengths are. That sounds like a lot, but when I walk into most organizations and ask people to share what it is they do best and actually enjoy doing, the number of people left scratching their heads suggests this number might be conservative. Can you name your top five strengths?

Positive Education – A Review Of Michelle McQuaid’s Adelaide High School Community Address

Why schools and educational institutions need to embrace the skills and principles of Positive Education.

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Happiness?

What will it take for you to be truly happy? I’ll bet you have a list of hopes that finish the sentence: “I’ll be happy when…. ” While hope is vital, waiting for happiness to arrive so you can really start living is a game that never ends. So what can you do in the mean time?

From Stressed-Out Mess to Flourishing Exec: How the Third Metric Changed My Life

Sigmund Freud once said: “Work and love, love and work — that’s all there is.” So you can imagine my surprise when I scored the job of my dreams in New York and found myself surrounded by family and friends I adored, only to realize the pace of it all meant I was barely functioning, never mind flourishing.

Are You A Positive Leader?

Do you want to be the kind of leader people look back on fondly as being firm but fair and able to bring out the best in them? And if yes, have you got this all figured out or would you like some tips on how to make the journey a little easier?

Connection, Compassion And Even Love At Work

Spreading a little warmth and connection to others at the office could actually improve productivity, not to mention happiness. So, what can you do to connect better with others at work?

Five Bad Bosses To Work For

According to new data from workplace expert and author Michelle McQuaid more than six in 10 workers say they would be happier at work with a better boss, compared with almost four in 10 who’d prefer a pay raise.

Bosses: What Will You Do Differently Today

As bosses, we can do better. Let today be the day we recognize the responsibility we hold for the lives of the tremendous individuals who work in our companies and who serve our customers. As a boss, what will you do differently today?

Career Accelerator

Watch me chat with Fox Business about what Americans really think about their bosses.

Dealing With Horrible Bosses

Watch me chat with the Sunrise Breakfast Show hosts about my new book on how to deal with tyrant bosses in the workplace.

Better Bosses Prioritized Over Pay Rises For Two In Three Workers

Sixty-five percent of 1,000 U.S. workers surveyed by Michelle McQuaid, a workplace author, said that they would rather have a better boss than a pay raise.

Your Employees Think You’re A Terrible Boss

The Bad Boss Study, led by Michelle McQuaid, interviewed 1,000 professional workers across the country, polling them on issues such as whether their boss works hard, has integrity or can keep calm in tough situations.

How Much Do Bad Bosses Cost American Businesses?

McQuaid is a “movement entrepreneur” who’s taking on workplace bullying, one boss at a time. She says it will save our economy $360 billion in lost productivity each year.

New Boss Or A Pay Rise: Many Wouldn’t Take The Money

What would make you happy at work? This National Boss Day, a survey has some surprising findings, as I chat with MarketWatch Radio’s Adrienne Mitchell.

National Boss Day 2012: What To Do If You Can’t Stand Your Boss

Workplace well-being expert Michelle McQuaid found that 10 percent of employees surveyed said they would use the holiday as a way to improve their relationship with their boss.

Brickbats For Boss Day

Unhappy campers like Frances and Liam are the norm rather than the exception, according to a National Boss Day online poll of 300 Australians of varying ages and professions, conducted by workplace activist, Michelle McQuaid, who has also authored a manual for dealing with bad bosses called 5 Reasons to tell your boss to go f**k themselves!

Break Out The Party Hats: It’s National Boss Day

A website called Tellyourboss.com released a survey today reporting that two-thirds of U.S. workers are unhappy at their jobs — and, usually, their bosses are to blame. The study was conducted by Michelle McQuaid, a workplace expert and a sponsor of National Boss Day.

Why We’re Miserable At Work

Bosses are leaving Americans feeling unappreciated, uninspired, lonely, and miserable, says the results of the study conducted by Michelle McQuaid, a consultant who offers positive psychology interventions in the workplace.

Women At Work: Not All Are Happy With Their Boss

According to a study conducted by Michelle McQuaid, the majority of Americans are unhappy in the workplace, and more often than not, their boss is to blame. 70 percent said they would be happier and 55 percent say they would be more successful if they got along better with their supervisor.

Your Boss Is The Problem, Says Survey

According to a new survey by workplace expert Michelle McQuaid, who interviewed over 1,000 American workers in a range of professions. Her finding: People are not happy campers at work, and the boss is the reason.

The Biggest Mistake An Entrepreneur Can Make

As we celebrate National Boss Day, Oct. 16, I’m enjoying the things leadership coach and author Michelle McQuaid has to say.

Unhappy At Work? Blame Your Boss

Bosses hoping to bask in the warm gratitude of their employees on National Boss Day today may have to wait a while. A majority of American workers are unhappy in the workplace and say their bosses are largely to blame, according to a new survey.

Is Your Boss An Unpredictable Control Freak?

“It’s time we stopped turning a blind eye to the toll of bad bosses, which costs our economy billions of dollars in lost productivity each year and wreaks havoc with the happiness, health and success of employees,” said McQuaid.

The Five Kinds of Bad Bosses

A better boss would make more employees happier at work than a pay raise, according to data from the workplace expert Michelle McQuaid.