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ERIC Number: EJ1162185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov-8
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Leaders Who Attract Followers
Hawkins, Michael
College and University, v92 n4 p61-64 Nov 2017
At the 2016 annual Strategic Enrollment Management Conference, Mark Hommerding presented a workshop entitled "Are You Happy?" Author Michael Hawkins concludes in this commentary that happiness not only creates a "better you" (as Hommerding convincingly argued) but that it also undergirds and sustains effective leadership. More than smiles and warm hugs, happiness is gratitude; it is passion, interaction, vibrancy, mercy--all these and more--that ultimately crown us in blessedness. Achieving happiness as a leader requires taking deliberate steps--steps that pick up speed and race toward service, the reason and essence of leadership. Service is not a byproduct; it is the goal. The race is exciting, but it requires change and a shift in paradigm from seeking the trophy to handing it to others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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