I’m sure you have heard the phrase that your team is more likely to catch your attitude than they are your cold. Well, it is even more true during these times because you should be social distancing and wearing your mask. But in all seriousness, your attitude does tend to rub off on those you work with and even some that you indirectly work with.
It pays to be positive. There are studies that show direct correlations between positive attitudes and successful relationships, better health, and success. If you are leading a team, then you have likely had some experience with this in some way. It’s inevitable.
I thought it would be helpful to touch on some reasons why positivity is a critical leadership trait and even though it may seem hard to do sometimes, how impactful it really can be for you and your team.
A lot of factors influence our attitudes and outlook, some individuals have a natural disposition toward positivity. However, even if you do not, you can still choose to become more positive. This may not happen overnight, but you can begin today to make small changes that will become habits over time. Once you begin to make small changes towards positivity, you will be amazed at how quickly those changes in your attitude affect your own and the lives of your team members, and family. These changes will start to inspire those who you work with daily to continue to grow with you and follow you. Like I stated earlier, no leader is successful on their own, and let’s face it; no one wants to follow a negative person.