In the last eighteen or so years we’ve learned more about how people – and companies – create positive emotion than ever before in history. The still young field of Positive Psychology has turned the study of happiness into a science, and the world has been a better place since then.
As work and the workforce changes, the role of the leader is changing too. While it’s still critically important for a leader to set direction, it’s no longer so important for a leader to give directions.
Capable people, enabled by the intelligence they access through search engines and social connections, often create new (and better) ways to do things. Just witness the number of young, successful entrepreneurs in so many fields!