Relax! A Happy Business Story
By Henry Stewart, Cathy Busani and James Moran
Hub member and old friend of mine Henry Stewart has recently produced another book based on leadership learning from his award-winning company. That made me look again at this, Henry's book from a few years ago. And I thought it makes a great manifesto for how to lead in 2012. You can download a free pdf copy of this book (and Henry's new one!) on this link:
THE 3 Hs OF HIGH PERFORMANCE
Harvard Business Review's 'summer reading' (their big summer edition) has a big piece on motivation. Timely, as motivation can dip drastically in a downturn, with employees worried about their finances, their job and the future.
The piece draws on the trendy 'neuroscience of leadership' - using MRI scanners to see which areas of the brain light up to show activity and engagement - and says that there are four key drivers of motivation:
There was a survey of happiness at work. Orchestra members came second from the bottom, just above prison guards. Chamber musicians came top. What's the difference between chamber musicians and orchestra musicians?
by Jim Taggart
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