People who want to retire so they can sit under a coconut tree watching the grass grow are baffling to leadership expert John C. Maxwell. “We were created for meaningful work, and one of life’s greatest pleasures is the satisfaction of a job well done.”
And still, there are millions of people who don’t like their jobs. There are more than 600,000 ways to make a living in this country, yet job satisfaction surveys tell us that more than 50 percent of the working population claim to dislike their jobs. Something’s wrong with this picture.