Have you ever heard of the concepts of ‘the soft life’ versus the ‘struggle of grind’? How is the definition of success changing? It poses this question, “How much do you need to be happy?”

How much do you need to be happy?

This is such an important question, especially when you have been used to ‘the struggle of grind’. Your values reflect what is important to you. They are not cast in stone; they change from time to time based on the seasons of our lives and disruptions (positive or negative) that happen to us.

Disruption and change force us to re-evaluate.

That’s life. Then enter the Millennials and Gen Z, who have come into the world with a completely different mindset, challenging our long-held beliefs of what a successful life looks like. Our point of view must be tested from time to time by others, including the younger generation. You can read the full article from Trey Williams from The Best of Fortune here and watch a short video of mine on the topic below.

I often say I am grateful to our younger generation for waking us up to the fact that perhaps life can be a different way.

What does this mean if you are managing/leading a team at work?

If you are managing a team right now, I strongly suggest that you dig deep and get to know every single member of your team and what’s important to them. For each of your direct reports, it’s going to be something different. In an era of customised and personalised leadership, you need this information more than you think. This is part of being a high-touch leader in a changing world.

Do you want an engaged, high-performing team? Then you need to be an engaging leader first. Your team will follow.

Much love,
Nikki Bush
Human Potential and Parenting Expert helping you to win at work and life

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