Robert F Kennedy 50% rule of being successful explained

 In Learning from Luminaries, Politicians

In the 1960s the late Robert F. Kennedy told the journalist Roger Mudd something to the effect, ‘Roger, 50% of success is looking like you’re having a great time at what your doing.’  The best CEOs that I coach in speech communication adhere to that rule. They can make you feel that this role/job/function that they perform is something they love doing.

If you’re in a leadership role make sure you are perceived as enjoying what you do. The impact of this ‘carriage’ of yourself, on the people who report to you, will be substantial. People like taking action for leaders who they think are enjoying, and are happy in their job.

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