Setting the tone for the day begins as soon as you walk through the door. What’s your vibe, how do you kick off the morning with your team? Are you rushed, rifling off your expectations for the day? If so, you may be rattling them before they’re halfway through their coffee. There’s a reason for the saying, “You get more bees with honey.” People appreciate being acknowledged as people, some connection through conversation is vital.
You're good at what you do, I have no doubt in my mind the capabilities are there. They must be for you to have gotten where you are.
I just want you to remember how much influence you have over your team. It's pretty powerful. Whether you come in with a good or bad mood will weigh heavily on their day, and ultimately, on their performance.
As Maya Angelou reminds us, "People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
You know what makes Jim Gaffigan so hilarious? His comedic bits relate to the simple parts of our lives, yes, but the real kicker is his delivery. The different voices, mannerisms, and narration of our own thoughts is what compounds the act into hilarity. Same goes for you. When you want to come to a resolution on something that has been a source of conflict, how you approach and deliver yourself makes all the difference.