Consultants Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter believe organizations need a different leadership approach. They offer a simple, innovative solution: Put your employees first – above investors and even customers. They recommend that leaders develop and practice “mindfulness, selflessness and compassion” (MSC). Leaders with these character traits do a more effective, efficient and humane job of helping employees find meaning and purpose in their work. They create belonging – the essential ingredient for fulfillment and happiness. People who find meaning in their jobs work harder and perform better. This makes firms’ investments in MSC leaders a win-win. Hougaard and Carter repeat their core messages, often word-for-word, throughout. Nevertheless, leaders at all levels will benefit from this solid, well-referenced recipe for inspired leadership.
About the Authors
Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter help organizations drive greater employee performance through mindfulness training and techniques.