The ‘Happy’ Leader: Want profit, high employee morale and loyal customers? Find a way to get happy!

The virtue of happiness is usually relegated to the self-help industry.  Yet, compelling research shows leaders need to get serious about their own happiness as the emotion greatly influences business.

Happy people earn larger incomes and are more productive at work. Yet happiness is not the byproduct but actually may be the cause for success, according to research conducted by Sonja Lyubomirsky at the University of California-Davis. A positive outlook on life and inner happiness appears to precede good fortune.