Leaders: Happiness In Business in NOT Overrated
Harvard Business Review article reveals #1: Entrepreneurs! Freedom and flexibility are at the top of the list for what makes people happy.
Read more from RosaBeth Moss Kantor…
“Here are some clues about joy. On a recent Gallup Healthways survey of 100,000 Americans, business owners outrank 10 other occupations in overall well-being, despite working longer hours and earning slightly less, on average, than professionals and managers/executives, who rank second and third. The surprising fourth is farming, fishing, and forestry, despite the lowest income of any group. (Maybe not surprising, given how many leaders unwind by fishing or brush-cutting.) More confined service, clerical, transportation, and manufacturing workers are at the bottom, in the low 40s on Gallup’s 100-point well-being index compared to over 70 for business owners. “
Full Article: Top Ten Ways to Find Joy at Work
I love her quote from Monster.com founder, Jeff Taylor – “If 90% of success in life is just showing up, you might as well run the meeting.”
Lead with Joy!