“A CEO of an organization should be the Chief Emotion Officer”
That’s a quote from Chip Conley, the curious leader of a very unconventional hotel chain in California. He wrote Emotional Equations, a book where he puts emotions in equations (which allow to play with the parameters): for example,
Happiness = Wanting what you love / Having what you want,
Despair = Suffering – Meaning
He just re-titled himself “Chief Emotion Officer”. In his mind, the CEO is the person that manages the organization’s general emotional status. Because it is the emotional atmosphere that defines whether people will really devote themselves to create a really exceptional organization. Because the CEO is ultimately responsible for this emotional status.
Because two-thirds of successful business leadership is about emotional intelligence.
Everyone is not a CEO, but we can also be the Chief Emotions Officer of our little world. Let’s do it, let’s increase dramatically happiness around us by modeling emotions and be more responsible about the emotions we create and spread.
When do you start?
PS: have a view of this video of Chip Conley to know more about this interesting personality and Emotional Equations