Do Happy People Make Better Leaders?


A share trader reacts as she sits behind her trading terminal at the Frankfurt stock exchange, October 13, 2008.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach(GERMANY) - RTX9HX8

The key link between happiness and leadership effectiveness, the researchers say, seems to be that happy people typically demonstrate a certain management style called transformational leadership. Transformational leaders are skilled at things like inspiring and motivating their team, stimulating their team intellectually, and mentoring their subordinates. Studies have found there’s a strong correlation between transformational leadership and leadership effectiveness.

Read the WEF article here.