The term Kaizen which originates in Japan is the practice of continuous improvement. The understanding that big results come from many small changes accumulated over time. Having worked with some of the top athletes in the world and having been an athlete myself, the attitude is there is always room for improvement.
According to Gallup, in the US only 33% of employees are engaged, which means that every day they are motivated to positively impact and find value for the company. 16% are disengaged and destructive, negatively impacting on the company and the rest 51% are just there in-between watching for openings or looking for a new job.
The greatest of all Leaders are the one’s that are Transformational and Evolutionary in their style of leadership. We can all think of examples of great Leaders whom people wanted and loved to follow. Leaders that were positively inspirational.
There are many qualities that these leaders have in common and below are 5 you can recognise them by:
With media in the US promoting that the US economy is recovering and US consumer confidence at an all-time high since the recession, a study from Gallup in collaboration with the US Council on Competitiveness released in December 2016 shows unequivocally that there is no economic recovery.
You’re a CEO, you’re obviously being compensated well for your work. But how happy, are you really? A 2010 study by Kahneman & Deaton found that when you make more than $75,000 per annum, your day-to-day happiness won’t necessarily improve.
Happy leaders are a very difficult concept to define. However, many theorists have attempted to define happiness and have been fairly successful. Beginning with Aristotle, who theorized that it is the combination of what you experience at the moment (hedonia) and a reflection of those experiences (eudaimonia), the definition of happiness still continues to evolve (de Vries, 2016).
My journey began when I injured my knee while playing rugby. I decided to commit to barefoot water skiing, a sport my father was involved in during the early 70’s. By that time, I was heavily exposed to the sport and eventually embarked on a 16-year career. I eventually went on to represent New Zealand and compete in four World Championships.