It takes tremendous resilience to succeed as a leader in business today. Executives are constantly trying to keep up with the changing world and make the right decisions for their company, their teams, and themselves. With all the clutter of information out there, how can executives focus to make the right decisions? What forces can…
We are accustomed to the traditional career ladder model with the focus on moving up the ladder to be successful. Moving up the ladder is equivalent to advancing your career and we are always looking for opportunities to climb the next rung for the next promotion in our current company or elsewhere. But now a…
In a perfect world, we would all live in a pure meritocracy, where we would be judged soley on our performance. But research shows us that no such thing exists. Though we all want to believe in the meritocracy, the truth is that decisions about who gets hired, who gets developed and who gets promoted…
Is happiness the key to success? There has been a lot of research lately on the subject of happiness and how it contributes to our well being; our emotional and physical health.
My guest for this week’s podcast is Marilyn Tam, who has recently authored a book on the subject, The Happiness Choice. What I love about Marilyn’s book is her position that it is a choice to be happy and in her book. She gives us some great tips on how to make the positive choices that will contribute to a healthy and successful life and career.
Marilyn Tam grew up as an abused and neglected child in Hong Kong. She found her life purpose at age 11 when she found out as bad as her life was; she was much better off than her classmate, Rebecca. Wanting to help others and to right the wrongs, she left home as a teen to come to America alone to study. She became a business leader (CEO Of Aveda, President of Reebok and Vice President of Nike) and global humanitarian.
The Happiness Choice tells the stories and insights from Marilyn and many experts, including, Jack Canfield, Joan Borysenko, Harville Hendrix, Arielle Ford and others on how to live the life of your dreams. The book was #3 top business book in March (800 CEO Read), and won the Silver Medal in the Global eBook Awards 2013 in the Inspirational/Visionary category. Her radio show, The Happiness Choice on FMG Network is broadcast globally to over 30 million listeners.
Marilyn Tam is an international selling author, speaker, entrepreneur, humanitarian and former CEO of Aveda, President of Reebok Apparel Products & Retail Group and VP of Nike and the Founder and Executive Director of Us Foundation.
This program is an encore from CBS Radio’s The Sky, and is the property of Bonnie Marcus