The Self-Awareness Guy

10 Ways to Be a Happier Leader

Leadership doesn't have to be a painful struggle; there are things you can do to make your life easier as well as taking care of the people around you. Here are some practical ideas:

  1. Let go of the need to control everyone and everything.
  2. Let people do their jobs.
  3. Listen to people.
  4. Talk much less.
  5. Take a lunch.
  6. Do your job instead of everyone else's.
  7. Brainstorm with other people to generate new ideas.
  8. View yourself as a facilitator instead of a director.
  9. Praise people regularly and genuinely.
  10. Get out of the way.

If you do these things you'll experience 99.9 percent fewer heart attacks and far less stress. Leadership doesn't have to be a horrible ordeal, you can actually get more done with less effort. What other ideas do you have to be a happier leader?