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.

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Dianne Gaudet is a certified Coach who is passionate about helping her clients manage the dynamics of continual life transitions as they reach new heights of personal and professional success. Helping Boomers create rich and inspired lifestyle plans for the retirement life they want is one of her greatest joys. Dianne is the author of a new book, If There Are No Limits... A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. She is also a motivational speaker, teacher and world traveller.