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There's More to Life Than Being Happy

There's More to Life Than Being Happy | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.

Via Create Wise Leader, David Hain
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Interesting, diverse stats:

 

"At this writing, Gallup also reports that nearly 60 percent all Americans today feel happy without a lot of stress or worry. On the other hand, according to the  Center for Disease Control, about 4 out of 10 Americans have not    discovered a satisfying life purpose. Forty percent either do not think their lives have a clear sense of purpose or are neutral about whether their lives    have purpose. Nearly a quarter of Americans feel neutral or do not have a strong sense of what makes their lives meaningful."

 

Pursuing purpose provides a better foundation on which happiness can be found.... we may be pursing the wrong thing.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 14, 2013 5:37 AM

Contentment breeds sccess, not the other way round. We all have to make a decision about whether to stop striving for the next level (rank, money, status, etc) and enjoy where we are in the hope (with some research back-up) that success will follow.

Angie Mc's comment, January 17, 2013 8:17 PM
Connecting the dots between happiness, meaning in life, unique personal purpose, service to others and love.
Angie Mc's curator insight, January 17, 2013 8:19 PM

Connecting the dots between happiness, meaning in life, unique personal purpose, service to others and love.

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Once upon a time: The importance of storytelling in leadership

Once upon a time: The importance of storytelling in leadership | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Stories work for leaders as a successful communication technique for several reasons. Storytelling translates dry and abstract numbers into compelling pictures of a leader’s goals. Stories convey emotion effectively, and emotion united with a strong idea is persuasive. We remember what we feel and our emotions inspire us to take action.

 

Charts can leave listeners bemused; documents remain unread and dialogue is just too laborious and slow. Although good business cases are developed through the use of numbers, when faced with the task of persuading others to get enthusiastic about a major change, storytelling is the only thing that works.

 

Stories are memorable: research claims that we are up to 22 times more likely to remember a story than a set of disconnected facts.


Via Gregg Morris, David Hain, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Rising to the Challenge Before Us – LEADING FORWARD | Jesse Lyn Stoner >>> Seapoint Center

Rising to the Challenge Before Us – LEADING FORWARD | Jesse Lyn Stoner >>> Seapoint Center | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Rising to the challenge of 21st Century Leadership starts with recognizing our ability to do GOOD by building GOOD leadership, GOOD business, GOOD communities, GOOD families, GOOD lives."


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mohamamad taha hasan's curator insight, April 12, 2015 8:07 AM

it is look good and green life

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The Top 5 Reasons Your Decisions Fail You - Forbes

The Top 5 Reasons Your Decisions Fail You - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
What makes bad decisions, and how can you avoid them? Learn the 5 top reasons decisions fail you, and the lessons they teach you about effective decision making.

Via Bob Corlett, Roy Sheneman, PhD, Kevin Watson
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What Is Your Leadership Overhead Rate?

What Is Your Leadership Overhead Rate? | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

In almost every organization, there is a concept of overhead. Inc.com provides a solid overview of overhead, but simply stated it is the “costs incurred to make something else possible.” This is a great definition, and it should be applied squarely on leadership.

 

Overhead costs on leadership should be low, meaning little burden on others. There are certain required overhead costs to leadership:

 

Mentoring

Coaching

Training

Setting direction

Listening

Communicating

Other enabling activities….

 

What kills a culture and team member spirits is a loaded overhead leader. The costs of a heavily burdened overhead leader can be very damaging. The costs to make something else happen, in bad leadership terms, are too high.

 

What are the characteristics of a high overhead leader?

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