We’ve all heard about the ‘power of positive thinking’ as a technique that enables us to achieve more, just by the way we talk ourselves into it.
When you manage a team, you know that your people are your asset and how you are with them is vitally important.
In the way you speak; the way you behave in response to them and also – where you’re on the top of your game – the actions and activities you create to really make the difference.
They are the backbone of everything you are trying to achieve and depending on what they do, you will succeed or otherwise.
That said, it’s not a one way equation, because what you personally do makes a huge difference on the value you are able to draw from each and every one of your people, day-in, day-out.
Your behavior influences them in what they do; their commitment and motivation; and ultimately the value they bring to the team outputs.
To realize the potential that sits within your people, you will need to use all your significant skills to interact with them in ways that are both personally tailored, as well as focused on the business goals that drive you all.
In every day; in each project you are all involved in, there are many, many opportunities for what you do and the way you do it to make the difference between engagement and a full contribution and the run-of-the-mill performance that stifles so many teams.
And, at the bottom line, your attitude is a choice you make, each day you pull your socks on as you set out to be the manager and leader you want to be.
For some, it’s an easy step to make a positive decision on the way you see the world; for others, it’s more of a challenge – and one that can be learnt and practiced till it becomes just the way you are.