There is an old saying that suggests that a smile costs nothing, but enriches everything, and that it is the one thing that can be given without detracting anything from the giver. Researchers from Bangor University, however, have calculated that the value of a smile is approximately .33¢. So who knows what it is worth?
If you are a part of or live in the vicinity of almost any major civilization on earth, then you probably have heard about what U2 and Apple did last month. During the launch of iPhone 6, U2 officially made the largest release of any music record in human history; giving their album for free to more than 500 million people or as Bono puts it, one Billion ears.
Actively making choices that make the other members of your team look good will create a positive work environment. These choices include assigning tasks to those who are most likely to succeed. Conversely it may also mean assigning a task to someone who must move outside of his or her comfort zone to achieve success, but only if your instinct tells you that they will be capable of performing well.
You can never have enough money. Just think about all the health, happiness and love you can buy with your present salary. Imagine how much more love you could buy if you made more! Not to mention self-worth and moral fibre! (I am thinking of insulating my attic with some moral fibre.) As a Project Manager there is great potential to make a very liveable income. But exactly how much potential, and exactly how liveable?