The Happiness Project

Last month, Robert Holden, the founder of The Happiness Project was speaking at the Inspired Entrepreneurs Club in London. His topic was Success Intelligence, the title of one of his books, first published in 2005. For those who haven't read the book, the blurb on the back cover says "Success Intelligence examines how to enjoy real, soulful success while living in a manic, busy and hyped-up world" and Robert's challenge to us all is to achieve genuine success and happiness.

Many people strive for success without a real understanding of what it truly is to them. Is it more money? A bigger house? A new car? A promotion? Whatever it is, the challenge that Robert sets is: does it link directly to happiness? Once we have worked out the definition of genuine success and happiness and understood it for ourselves, we will most probably find that it will be unique to each of us.

Now apply the same consideration to leadership. For a leader to truly engage the people they work with and help them realise their potential, they need to understand that unique definition of success for each of their people. Once it is understood they can help each person to see how their business goals make a contribution towards achieving genuine success and in turn happiness.

This assumes of course that the leader knows what genuine success means in terms of their business goals and can articulate the link between that success and happiness. It's not an easy challenge in the turbulent times we live in but it is achieved by some.

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12th April 2010

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