HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts

How to Become a Happier Leader with Tia Graham

January 18, 2022 The HR Gazette Season 1 Episode 385
HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts
How to Become a Happier Leader with Tia Graham
Show Notes

In today's episode, we talk about ways to encourage leaders to be happier and the knock-on effects for employee engagement, company culture and the bottom line.

Bill's guest this time is Tia Graham, a keynote speaker, Founder of Arrive At Happy and author of the new book Be a Happy Leader.

Throughout its pages, strategies and tactics are provided which include the use of positive psychology, having a broad perspective, executing quickly, creating strong relationships, measuring what matters, and being the spark in the team.

Questions Include:

  • What does happiness mean to you and how do you try to live a mentally and physically healthy, thriving life?
  • We'll get into some of the lessons in your new book shortly but can you start by offering a broad overview of what it's about and why you wrote it?
  • Your book is geared at leaders. What unique stresses have been placed on leaders since the outbreak of Covid?
  • You say it's important for leaders to have clear, scientific data to support incorporating the science of happiness into their lives and careers. What people analytics metrics are you talking about?
  • "From team member turnover to stakeholders’ high expectations, leading a team within an organization can take over your life. In your 8-step method, readers will have inspiration, strategies and tools to achieve amazing results – in all areas of your life." Can you take a few minutes and talk about the 8 steps?
  • Talk to me about leveraging happiness to drive sales. How can happy employees provide higher ROI?
  • Let's leave our listeners with a couple of practical takeaways - what are two or three things leaders can start today to get to a place where more of their behaviors are increasing happiness and awe on a daily basis?


More About Tia Graham

She has worked with global companies such as Goldman Sachs, Four Seasons and The American Heart Association to reduce turnover and drive bottom line results. With multiple certifications in neuroscience, positive psychology, leadership coaching, and employee morale she has supported leaders for five years at Arrive At Happy.

Prior to running Arrive At Happy, Tia led sales & marketing teams at luxury hotels in the United States and Europe for brands such as W Hotels, Westin, and The London. She has a Business Degree in Tourism from The University of Hawaii. As a Certified Chief Happiness Officer, she partners with executives to boost profit and performance utilizing her evidence-based aah! Business Growth Process.



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