1-Minute Playbook: Are You a Happy Leader?

woman-692785_1280Leaders can achieve great things if they trust their inner energy and their work gives them pleasure. The resulting energies are infectious.

To give a popular example of how this might manifest itself in the business world, consider the words of Richard Branson:

“If your staff are happy and smiling and enjoying their work, they will perform well. Consequently, the customers will enjoy the experience with your company. If your staff are sad and miserable and not having a good time, the customers will be equally miserable. So, it is a critical thing. We’ve done things differently at Virgin and that’s made life more fun and enjoyable. I’ve been determined to have a good time.”

Leaders who radiate happiness can achieve better relationships with their followers, who in turn create happier customers. It is worthwhile for leaders to reflect on their own degree of personal happiness. Ask yourself: are you happy?

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