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How to be a Successful Business Leader: Insights with Jan Muehlfeit, ex-Chairman of Microsoft Europe

It is increasingly important to know how to be a good leader. Times are changing and a good leader is someone who is able to respond to these changes, and understand that there is no one strategy that will work for every company, every employee, and every situation. While this does require a more complex approach to management, this may be the most effective approach to achieve the best results. Jan Muehlfeit, who rose to become head of Microsoft Europe, and then turned this division into their most profitable one globally for several years has some good insights. Here are his first thoughts on how to be a successful business leader:

“Many people are driven by the assumption that if they work hard enough and focus on becoming more successful, happiness will naturally follow. As a society, we are taught that landing prestigious jobs, working longer hours, chasing more qualifications, and persevering at all costs will make us successful in the eyes of the world, and only then can we really be happy. However, a growing body of positive psychology research puts this whole ‘happiness follows success’ notion to bed, revealing that it is in fact happiness that fuels greater success and achievement – not the other way around.”

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