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The Impact of Happy Leaders on their Organization’s Performance

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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).

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3 Steps to Connect Deeply with Others

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Timothy’s Thought for Thursday

In the unlikeliest of all places, while picking up plans for my house, I had the pleasure of meeting a man of character. These type of men are hard to find nowadays but when you do, they are plain to see. This man had a presence, a gentleness, and depth about him. It was clear that he was a leader of himself and others. He earned my respect instantly and within a few minutes, we were talking the same talk and understood what makes each other tick.

I got to thinking, how did that happen? How can two people meet as complete strangers and in just a few minutes make a connection and understand what really matters to them?

Here is what I discovered:

  1. Be present, polite, and personable upfront.
  2. Be curious, ask questions, listen, find a common interest.
  3. Agree, give compliments, share what is important to you. (In this case, we agreed that happiness comes from being present and not in the coveting of material possessions.)

Are you able to stimulate a conversation with someone that follows the watercourse way? A conversation that runs to the depths of your being and theirs. How will this support you as a person, a leader or a parent? It is time to leave the surface; to the depths we must go! It is there that you will find what you are looking for.

Insight: 

“In the silence we dive deep, to the depths we must go, and return to find all is not as it once was.” ~ Timothy J. Carroll

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Tao Te Ching: What Great Leaders know about True Success

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The Reward

It’s more important to tell the simple, blunt truth than it is to say things that sound good. The group is not a contest of eloquence.

It’s more important to act in behalf of everyone than it is to win arguments. The group is not a debating society.

It’s more important to react wisely to what is happening than it is to be able to explain everything in terms of certain theories. The group is not a final examination for a college course.

The wise leader is not collecting a string of successes. The leader is helping others find their own success. There is plenty to go around. Sharing success with others is very successful. The single principle behind all creation teaches us that true benefit blesses everyone and diminishes no one.

The wise leader knows that the reward for doing the work arises naturally out of the work.

Source: The Tao of Leadership – Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age by John Heider

Insight: 

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu

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Tao Te Ching: Where to Find the Resources that You Need to Succeed

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Inner Resources

To know how other people behave takes intelligence, but to know myself takes wisdom.
To manage other people’s life takes strength, but to manage my own life takes true power.

If I am content with what I have, I can live simply and enjoy both prosperity and free time.
If my goals are clear, I can achieve them without fuss.
If I am at peace with myself, I will not spend my life force in conflicts.
If I have learned to let go, I do not need to fear dying.

Source: The Tao of Leadership – Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age by John Heider

Insight: 

“At the center of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are, and you know what you want.” ~ Lao Tzu

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