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The 4S of Leadership

How does one decode leadership?

What is it that really matters?

Does it really matter?

New research (Claudio Feser, Fernanda Mayol, and Ramesh Srinivasan  |  McKinsey Quarterly |  Jan 2015) recommends four types of behaviour that is intrinsic to effective leadership.

The researchers, from experience and from literature, came up with a list of 20 distinct leadership traits, surveyed 189,000 people in 81 diverse organisations in different industries and geographies to come out with the most important four.

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These 4 kinds of behavior account for 89 percent of leadership effectiveness.

  • Solve Problems Effectively Although difficult to get right, it is a key input into decision making – from daily ones, such as how to handle a team conflict to major ones such as a merger.
  • Strong Results Orientation – Communicating a vision and setting objectives is important, but leadership includes following through to achieve results.
  • Seeking Different Perspectives – Leaders base their decisions on sound analysis, encourage their team to contribute ideas and avoid the many biases to which decisions are prone.
  • Supporting others – An authentic leader understands, is empathetic, builds trust, is inspirational and brings about harmony and collaboration. In short, a leader is a Happiness Evangelist.

Different business situations require different styles of leadership.

But being a nurturer & a problem-solver with a strong results orientation and being open to perspectives is core to leadership.

To introspect…

Am I an effective problem-solver?

Do I possess a strong results orientation?

Do I seek different perspectives?

Am I supportive?

Prioritizing these four is a good place for us to start.

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The Harmony of Life

In music, harmony creates a deeper, blended sound.

In art, harmoniously interacting colors are visually pleasing.

In life, relating to others with compassion and love allows us to align with more beauty and grace.

Harmony is the state that results from ‘making friends’ with realistic people and situations.

It helps us find ‘goodness’ in every person and situation.

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We will then:

**Live With Acceptance

**Live In The Flow

**Be Happiness Evangelists


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Be a Happiness Evangelist. Make Others Happy.

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Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. ~ Aristotle.

“Happiness may have different meanings for different people. But we can all agree that it means working to end conflict, poverty and other unfortunate conditions in which so many of our fellow human beings live.” said the UN Secretary-General,  Ban Ki-moon in his message for the International Day of Happiness, 20 March 2014.

The pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal. The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 66/281PDF document of 12 July 2012 proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness recognizing the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives.

We at Happiest Minds would like to celebrate the International Day of Happiness by Being a Happiness Evangelist, by doing a kind deed, by making someone else happy. It could be something very small or something really big. Something as simple as helping someone cross the road. But something that brings SMILES on the face of the other. By sharing our Time, our Talents, our Treasure. If you want ideas on what to do, we will be happy to help you.

We also want you to share with us stories of what you did to be a Happiness Evangelist – a paragraph, a poem, a painting or a picture.

Thank you! Let us celebrate the Day of Happiness by creating a happier and more caring world together.