Each episode of the Leading In Clarity podcast, I get to visit with some of the most inspiring minds and thoughtful leaders anywhere as we explore clarity as the antidote to the chaos in the modern workplace. We delve into the importance of humanizing connections inside and outside our companies, and our thoughts on positivity.

On this episode, I was delighted to have Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Annie Mckee. Annie and I discuss the importance of happiness at work and the role of leadership in the workplace.

Annie PhD is a best-selling author, respected academic, speaker and advisor to top global leaders. Her latest research was just published in her new book, How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship, published by Harvard Business Review Press. As a coach to executives in Fortune/FTSE 500 companies and organizations around the globe, she uses a person-centered approach that helps leaders develop their emotional intelligence, enhance their strategic thinking abilities, and build resonant cultures.

She is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches and leads the PennCLO Executive Doctoral program and the MedEd Master’s program. Annie’s books include three bestsellers published by Harvard Business Review Press: Primal Leadership, with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis (2002/2014); Resonant Leadership, with Richard Boyatzis (2005), and Becoming a Resonant Leader, with Richard Boyatzis and Frances Johnston (2008). She is also the author of Management: A Focus on Leaders (Pearson/Prentice Hall 2014) and is a prolific writer and blogger, featured on HBR.org.

I hope you consider a listen—I know your organization will thank you.