There are a lot of leaders who honestly believe that their job is to make their people happy. They are wrong.
The leader is not responsible for staff happiness or lack thereof, ever. Those who argue this invariably have never led staff in the face of significant challenge or adversity.
The job of the leader is to make her people successful.
Making people successful always requires focus, work, reflection, and often requires a level of sacrifice and sometimes pain. None of these things, individually, have a very high correlation to ‘happiness.’ But these things, especially as a cohesive unit, do lead to success. And successful people do experience a level of happiness, until it’s time to start the hard work all over again.
Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…
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