The Muses, daughters of Zeus, personified knowledge, science, literature, and the arts. Great poets invoked them at the beginning of their works so the Muses would give inspiration and speak their beautiful truths through the writers’ words. We at WorkJoy invoke the Muses so you will be enlightened, entertained, and – yes – inspired by our perspectives on humans at work.

Below are a few examples of our musings. Like you, we are busy. We often forget to update this page, preferring to post our ideas in the moment directly in LinkedIn and other social sites. So check us out there, too, if you want to know how the minds of WorkJoy work!

Mastering the Universe – Four Steps to Owning Your Power

Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. – Lao-Tzu As you contemplate the He-Man and She-Ra cartoons of your youth, let’s begin with a bit of etymology. Merriam-Webster defines power as the “ability to act or produce an effect.” It comes from the Middle English poer meaning “to be...

What We Learn from Cycles

I spent the morning talking with a friend about cycles. What goes around comes around. The wheel in the sky keeps on turning. How although we know that wheel must turn, we often resist or try to stop it. How relationships, jobs, passions, politics, and markets all have their cycles....