With all the positive and loving thoughts about Valentine’s Day, what could possibly go wrong? Lots! Lots can, and often does, go wrong at work. Cupid should steer clear of the workplace. Taming the office is very important.
Some call this a “fierce conversation” or “radical candor”. It’s knowing how and when to deliver bad news via having an authentic conversation. Great coaches give tough love.
To be successful, you must be. When you have purpose, you have a very real vision that fuels your purpose. Behind this is passion. You have personal vision that you passionately execute which fuels your purpose.
This makes you a powerful leader. Why should you care?
How motivated are you when you do things without meaning and purpose? Life becomes the daily grind when the connection to our overall purpose is broken. We just go through the motions.
This is a force behind the 44% of workers who are actively looking for new opportunities. Be the leader who they want to follow. Bring back positive energy with a keen sense of purpose and direction. Dare to bring back purpose and passion.
It’s very empowering. It opens the door to extraordinary energy. It empowers ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things.
The motivation that comes from a shared sense of purpose and vision can literally land men on the moon and cure diseases. It enables your company to outperform your competition. Now, that is power!
When you think of a leader of choice, who do you think of? Perhaps Dr. King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher … the list goes on. They were not born leaders. Their experiences shaped them to possess these qualities to become leaders of choice.
Leaders stand up for what they believe in. They have passion and conviction. They understand how to overcome difficult circumstances. All of this builds trust and loyalty with others. It creates loyal followers.
Followers show up every day with energy — positive, negative, or somewhere in between. They choose the degree to which they give their energy to their job. The purpose of a leader is to engage followers to commit their full energy toward the creation of value and success.
Stress at work is normal and can even be good for us. But, too much and our ugly side appears. We begin behaving badly and forgetting our manners. And, women – you’re not above doing this! I’ve worked with one who was a “bully boss” long before the term existed.
Toxic work environments drive employees away, often your best ones leave first. How do you reverse this and de-tox your organization? Get back to the basics. Use your manners and gain respect.