Be a Happy Leader inspires readers to prioritize and elevate their personal happiness and create lasting career success through an easy-to-follow, 8-step methodology.
Be a Happy Leader teaches leaders to lead positively, put their people first, and create engaged teams which lead to higher productivity and profit. It shows
the reader how to be the type of boss that people want to work for―forever. It motivates leaders to make their personal well-being a top priority and shows
them how to be both positive and successful in their organization. Tia Graham has implemented happiness and business strategies directly with teams in
corporate America and Europe for 14 years. There is an urgent need for a book about creating happier leaders written by someone who is both a
happiness expert and a leader of teams in the corporate world.
Be a Happy Leader addresses challenges of overwhelm and stress, finding consistent joy, keeping their team productive and motivated weekly, and achieving their business goals. Throughout its pages, strategies and tactics are provided which include the use of positive psychology, having a broad perspective, executing quickly, creating strong relationships, measuring what matters, and being the spark in the team. Here is Tia’s 8-step process which she is available to elaborate on during radio, podcasts, online, print, and television interviews:
Step One— Start with You: Prioritize your happiness and well-being, find purpose in everyday life, cherish your physical body and mental state, cultivate positive personal relationships, live with awe, and understand the importance of continuous personal development and improvement.
Step Two— Zoom Out: Everything in life is about perspective. Broaden your view, have conscious curiosity in your position, and continuously raise the bar for yourself and your team.
Step Three— Execute Brilliantly: Clarify your key professional priorities and create strong boundaries to surpass your goals. Move forward with organization, speed, simple plans, and by learning from those who have already achieved what you are trying to do.
Step Four— Focus on Relationships over To-Do Lists: Prioritize really knowing your team and the stakeholders who affect both you and your team members. Foster your coaching skills and make each person feel valued, accepted, and appreciated,
Step Five— Your Number One Priority: Your team is your top priority, focus on your team and the results will follow. Practice active, whole-being listening and consistent and timely communication. Give consistent, authentic, positive, and constructive feedback, motivate your team through teaching, and create a positive work environment.
Step Six— Measure to Excel: Determine exactly what lead measures to focus on to achieve your Wildly Important Goals. measure. Inspire every team member with clear goals, transparent communication, quick meetings, and empowerment.
Step Seven—Be the Spark: Bring positive and optimistic energy to your team every week, your energy affects your team members and their families. Utilize Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar’s SPIRE Model of Well-Being (spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional) to design your life and take actions that give you magnetic energy.
Step Eight—Master Your Mindset: Believe in yourself and know your true value to your team and organization. Remain calm when challenges arise, have a bias towards innovation, know how to prioritize, and truly enjoy your self-development.
About the Author
Tia Graham is the Founder of Arrive At Happy (aah!), a Certified Chief Happiness Officer, and has worked with dozens of global companies such as Goldman Sachs, Four Seasons, and Kashi to elevate engagement, sales, and drive bottom-line results. With multiple certifications in neuroscience, positive psychology, leadership coaching, and employee morale she supports executives and teams through advising and experiential events. Prior to running aah!, Tia led sales and marketing teams at luxury hotels in the United States and Turkey for brands such as W Hotels, Westin, and The London. She is widely regarded by the corporate happiness community and is a speaker at the annual World Happiness Summit. Her insights have been featured in national publications like Forbes, MindBodyGreen, The Los Angeles Times, Well + Good, and Yoga Journal. Tia resides in Kelowna, British Columbia. Connect with Tia on her website https://www.arriveathappy.com and get social with Tia on IG | FaceBook | Linkedin | YouTube! Also, check out the article on Tia’s work in Thrive Global!