Engagement Tip # 27 – Give Air Time to Positive Emotions
Too often we let the problems and issues become the only focus at work. It’s easy to do because there is rarely a time when there isn’t a long list of issues to deal with. But when leaders only focus on problems, diagnosis positivity takes a nose dive. It’s very difficult for employees to keep a positive attitude when all they hear is what’s not working. Great leaders find ways to bring focus to positive events, however small. One way to do this is to start your team meetings by asking employees to tell everyone about one thing they feels really good about at work. Once you start giving some air time to positive thoughts, you’ll notice a shift in the energy of your team. You’ll also notice that problems start being seen as opportunities and issues become less of a challenge.