Do Business Leaders Hold the Keys to Your Happiness?


The workplace is one of the top three sources of stress for people worldwide, regardless

The workplace is one of the top three sources of stress for people worldwide, regardless of generation or geography. And, according to one survey, for 75% of workers, their boss is the most stressful part of their jobs.

This research confirms what employees understand instinctively: Business leaders have a huge impact on the levels of stress, happiness and satisfaction employees experience, not only in the workplace but in their day-to-day lives.

Although I can’t recall the specific reason, I’ll never forget one boss who became so frustrated with me, he kicked me off the travel list for a retreat in Hawaii scheduled to leave the next day. I’ll also never forget the boss who wrote me a warm, supportive note about my work that I still value and keep in my files even today, 20 years later. Interestingly enough, both experiences were with the same boss!

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