Oh, it isn’t just you.
You know that awful voice in your head, the one that is self-destructive? It’s more than likely stopped a project or two from reaching its full potential.
Well, it exists in everyone.
One of the most impactful things we can do for our teammates is to remember that we don’t and can’t know the battle that each of us is fighting. Then take that insight and apply it to our communication.
What do I mean?
- Instead of writing that two sentence email, add some emojis to add some levity
- Take a moment after a meeting and let a team-mate know you appreciate their work
- Smile more. A smile makes someone feel at ease.
As leaders, we can bring happiness to someones day with little effort.
That effort can make all the difference.