It’s time to lighten up! Great leaders recognize that their work and the role they play is serious business, but they don’t take themselves too seriously. They have a way of making people feel inspired instead of pressured…and they figure out how to have the greatest amount of fun during the most difficult of times.
Running an organization is challenging. Competing for market share can be fierce. Demands being placed on employees seem never-ending. Sound like fun? It can be depending on who is leading the organization. Effective leaders understand the importance of buffering their people from the constant pressures of the organization thus allowing them to be loose, creative and productive.
Want to excel during challenging times? Then lighten up, smile, crack a joke and have some fun with your people. You will lighten their load and they, in turn, will lighten yours.
Be intentional about it…