Have you ever noticed when somebody walks into a room, the whole energy can change based on that person’s mood? If somebody is down in the dumps, negative, or complaining often the whole atmosphere starts to change.
Today’s heart-centered leadership key is attitude. I want to help you explore three different ways to show up at work and be seen and noticed for having a positive attitude. That’s why each one of us is responsible for bringing our best to work each day. If we are going to create a workplace we love and that others love coming to as well, then each of us needs to make an effort on bringing a positive attitude to work. Here are three ways you can put forward your best positive attitude!
#1 Smile. Just be actively smiling. It enlists positive feelings in other people, makes you happier, and additionally, makes you more approachable. You want to come off as friendly at work! We can say the same things whether we are smiling or not smiling, and the smile makes all the difference. Practice saying, “how’s your day going,” with and without a smile. Which one do you think shows the body language that would make others think you genuinely care about how their day is going? THE SMILE! Having a smile in the workplace is the first step in having open body language that allows others to perceive you as being present and ready to help.
#2 Be kind to everyone. Being kind goes beyond words, it is also our actions. A kind person can really spread joy around the office. Find a way that you can help serve someone today. This could be helping someone carry something, helping with a project, or asking someone to join you for lunch. So often we make these assumptions on how other people are thinking and feeling, all the while they might just be looking for someone to befriend as well. Having a positive attitude and sharing it with others will create a better workplace and make you more likable.
#3 Say “YES”. Whenever we say yes, we want to be the first ones to say yes at work, right? Especially if it is for a service opportunity, the first person to step up always stands out in the mind of the leader. If you are looking to stand out and get an edge on work, take the opportunity to try something new or lead on a new project. This can showcase you being an important part of the team, willing to help, and someone who always loves to contribute.
When you say “yes,” smile, and are kind to others, you create a better work environment for everyone around you. When the people around you are happier, then everyone can succeed and you all will all be encouraging each other together.
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