The key takeaway for CEOs and boards is that seeking out a coach or advisor is not a sign of a fundamental problem or weakness, but instead a key attribute of being a superior leader. For boards and other stakeholders, they should understand that it could help make the difference between a good organization and a visionary one.
Creating the Best Workplace on Earth – Harvard Business Review
Suppose you want to design the best company on earth to work for. What would it be like? For three years we’ve been investigating this question by asking hundreds of executives in surveys and in seminars all over the world to describe their ideal organization. This mission arose from our research into the relationship between authenticity and effective leadership. Simply put, people will not follow a leader they feel is inauthentic. But the executives we questioned made it clear that to be authentic, they needed to work for an authentic organization.
Why The Happiest People Have The Hardest Jobs | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
A meaningful, happiness-generating career, then, will include a sense of engagement–or even devotion–to the work one does. And while engagement is a predictor of success on a global level, less than half of American workers have it. #career #jobs