Best in Brief:Success that lasts

Review of article in Harvard Buusiness Review. Article analyses `success’ and argues that it must be more than single-minded ambition, which leads to dissatisfaction and stress.

Best in brief

Success That Lasts

Laura Nash & Howard Stevenson

Single-minded ambition is a great way to achieve goals, but is that really success? New research analyses assumptions about success and proposes a new framework for what constitutes success.

Recent surveys reveal a high degree of executive job dissatisfaction, stress and burnout. The aftermath of 9/11 and a wave of corporate scandals has led many to re-evaluate their notion of success. Just when you have achieved one goal, more pop up work harder, achieve more, earn more and possess...

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