Leicester City started the 2015 English Premier League season as a 5000:1 underdog to win the famous soccer league. To give you a perspective those are the same odds some bookmakers give to Elvis still being alive. Needless to say they weren’t expected to have a good season by the experts.
Everyday she was decked to the nines in designer clothes, the most fashionable shoes, expensive jewelry, and arrived in her 7 Series (which she parked in 2 whole spaces). The way she defined her success was obvious, not just because of her focus on material possessions, but also in the way her actions and words came across to others. She constantly talked about business earnings and her actions backed it up. She let nothing stop her from increasing those numbers -- including cutting people who had helped her produce revenue (and who had her best interest at heart). What was more shocking was that her company wasn’t at risk financially. Her actions were the complete opposite of what famous American activist Marian Wright Edleman wrote in her book “The Measure of Success”:
It was a soul crushing feeling. I had worked so hard, developed so much original thought, rallied my team around a compelling vision and it was blatantly evident that the success we wanted wasn’t going to happen. As I sat with my head in my hands I couldn’t figure out if I wanted to cry, pray, or go to the bar.
Almost 2 years ago to the day, I wrote an article called "Which Business Bullsh!t Phrases Annoy You The Most" and it went viral. The premise was simple, tell us your most reviled business bullsh!t word or phrase and why you despise it.
As he read the comments from his team, I saw his facial expression change from excited to confused. At one point he looked up and said, "It's hard to believe they don't think I care about them and that I only care about their performance." Sitting back in his chair, he to process the new information. I will never forget the next thing he said:
Ever since I started working on my “Happiness Project”, I have been agonizing over the meaning of Happiness. The dictionary meaning of Happiness is “ the state of being happy”. In other words being satisfied, contended, joyful, in good spirits and at peace with our current situation. Happiness is not something you experience all the time because according to scientists it isn’t physically possible for most people to stay happy always.
The following article is an interview with Stephen Dantas, which discusses the 4 key components of digital transformation.