Nigel Paine at Creating Happy Workplaces Conference 2013

In: BlogDate: May 03, 2013By: Henry Stewart

Nigel Paine headed the BBC’s Learning and Development operation. He built an award winning Leadership programme, state of the art informal learning and knowledge sharing and one of the most successful and well used intranets in the corporate sector.

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Nigel Paine at Creating Happy Workplaces Conference 2013

Now a Masie Learning Fellow, he works with companies in the UK, USA, Brazil and Australia, and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on the world’s first doctoral programme for Learning Leaders. This is run jointly by Wharton Business School and the Graduate School of Education.

He has recently completed a global survey of talent management for ARK UK and is writing a book on C21st learning leadership.

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Henry Stewart, Founder and Chief Happiness Officer

Henry is founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Happy Ltd, originally set up as Happy Computers in 1987. Inspired by Ricardo Semler’s book Maverick, he has built a company which has won multiple awards for some of the best customer service in the country and being one of the UK’s best places to work.

Henry was listed in the Guru Radar of the Thinkers 50 list of the most influential management thinkers in the world. "He is one of the thinkers who we believe will shape the future of business," explained list compiler Stuart Crainer.

His first book, Relax, was published in 2009. His second book, the Happy Manifesto, was published in 2013 and was short-listed for Business Book of the Year.

You can find Henry on LinkedIn and follow @happyhenry on Twitter.

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