Last week, we asked: Do your team members focus more on what worries or what excites them about their work?
- They constantly focus on their worries: 67.56%
- They spend their time focused on what they’re excited about: 23.06%
- I have no idea what they focus on: 9.38%
Too much negativity. While our worries and troubles seem to be our daily chores, as leaders we need to get our teams focused in the right direction. Help them see what’s good about their work. Create new opportunities for them that they’ll find interesting and exciting. Help them see how they have a positive effect on the bottom line. Spending too much time on the negative and not on the positive can have terrible results. And if you’re in the group of folks who are clueless, stop reading email newsletters and go talk to your people. It’s what you get paid to do.
Mike Figliuolo is managing director of thoughtLEADERS and author of “One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership.”