If your staff are happy and smiling and enjoying their work, they will perform well. Consequently, the customers will enjoy the experience with your company. If your staff are sad and miserable and not having a good time, the customers will be equally miserable. So, it is a critical thing. We’ve done things differently at Virgin and that’s made life more fun and enjoyable. I’ve been determined to have a good time.
Yeah, maybe he isn’t the guru of biblical leadership, but the core of his leadership was making sure his staff was having a great time and that started with HIM “determining” to have a good time!
Its a Choice
Choose to enjoy the day! Your attitude is a choice. Bring energy and passion to your team and inspire them to be the best and do the best.
Every leader should enjoy what they lead people in if they want it to succeed.
Ok, so I said it was a choice before, but come on…are you really having to try hard to choose to enjoy everyday? Where you are leading/what you are leading in should be something that you are fired up about and you do not have to try and fake your happiness everyday, it will just seep out. If you have to make yourself enjoy work, that might be a sign to change professions.
Your happiness as a leader is directly correlated to the production of your team.
“If you want them to bleed you should be hemorrhaging.” You want to see your productivity go up; show your passion for what you do to your team! Your people are a mirror of your attitude and if you aren’t enjoying the work guess what they are probably doing? Wondering why your volunteers are lethargic…it could be they are tired or they are mirroring leadership.
When you determine what it is you really enjoy, you can find success.
Now that you have found, or currently in what you enjoy continue to strive to let your team see your genuine happiness, see the culture change in your team, and see productivity and success increase! In student Ministry, there are parts to the position that may not be your favorite, but when you determine preaching, discipling, events drive you lead those and let people see it! Don’t let the majority of your time be used and seen in areas that give you no passion or energy. That will drain you and your team.
Do you enjoy what you are doing professionally?
How much of a difference does that make in your day to day activities and those that follow you?