Do you ever get in a bad mood?
We all do. Certainly, I've shown some moods I'd rather have kept to myself. The trouble is, as leaders we can't afford bad moods. We can't afford to show other people moods that might impact their productivity, slow down their work, and keep them from achieving their goals.
If we are to achieve our goals it makes sense to drop the bad moods. When we feel a bad mood coming on, to get a grip on it, hold it tight, feel it for all it's worth, and then let it go.
Let it go.
Let the bad mood good and substitute a positive mood.
Positive, centered, high performance leadership moods such as:
- Fixing the process instead of blaming the person
- Focusing on the big picture vision instead of the instant blemish
- Staying curious instead of judgmental
- Showing nurturing instead of nagging
- Giving people the benefit of the doubt
- Going a little easier on ourselves
- Remembering that this too will pass
- Keeping a positive perspective: you have what it takes to make anything better
It's worth a try, isn't it?
Good leaders can't afford bad moods.
Ask your people -- who likes your bad moods? Probably no one.
Why not find new ways to keep a positive mood?
I'll work on that today. How about you?