A career shift from investments into Human Resources provided the opportunity to discover a breakthrough link between employee happiness and their productivity, engagement and retention. The data is irrefutable – and the impact is powerful.
Leaders and organizations I work with, who are applying these insights, are seeing their teams become more productive, more engaged and stick around longer. The result is increased profitability and impact for the organization, and increased success and happiness for the leaders.
I have led six African Safaris, earning me the nickname “The Safari Dude.” And I have learned that leading an African safari is very similar to leadership in business. There are highs and lows, ups and downs, knowns and unknowns; there are periods of excitement, stress and boredom. This is the very nature of leading a safari… and leading in business.
But the biggest similarity is that our happiness is a leader ultimately comes down to the people who are with us – the “peeps in our jeeps.”
When we have the right peeps in our jeeps, our safari is like an epic adventure; the top is down, wind blowing through our hair (or where our hair used to be), and there are smiles and high fives all around.
When we have the wrong peeps in our jeeps, our safaris can be down right miserable. These “team” members do only the minimum, they are disengaged, they don’t help when the jeep breaks down, and they are always looking for a better jeep to join.
It’s not surprising that the right peeps make all the difference. But here is where most leaders and organizations fail – they don’t recognize who the right peeps actually are and their systems are set up to hire the wrong peeps.
This is why I do what I do. In 2018 I left my Fortune 500 career to begin a speaking and coaching journey that would bring success and happiness to people around the world, especially those experiencing the same Good Life Trap I had walked through.
It’s wonderful to help leaders get clarity on what they want and who they need, and to become intentional about pursuing their mission, leaning into every experience their adventure brings.
Thank you for checking out my website. I would love to have you check out some of the videos, grab my free download, or just poke around. You can jump into a jeep or two by connecting on social media (LinkedIn or YouTube) or .
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