Are you aware that you can influence your team when you are cheerful, greet everyone, and show interest?
I was a manager in an accounting team years ago. It was my fifth year in the company. I was dissatisfied with my work at that stage. Because this was the situation: new hires would join the team, I would train the new hires on the job, and within a couple of months, those new hires would leave. All for nothing; all my energy was flushed down the toilet.
And one day, a team member came to me and said, “Mindy, do you know that your attitude and your energy set the mood in the team?”
No, I never realized that, and it was never my intention. These were my feelings, my frustrations, and they had nothing to do with other people.
After that conversation, I started to pay more attention to my attitude. I paid extra attention to my mood every morning when I woke up. I started meditating in the morning and evening.
I worked on it with ups and downs, and I slowly improved. I started to feel better in my skin. My mood lightened up. As time went by, my team’s behavior started changing towards me. I noticed that my team member was more open toward me.
Dear team member (you know who you are ;)),
Thank you for opening my eyes with this valuable feedback. You are one of my heroes in my journey who triggered me to become the person I am right now.
Who triggered you to be a better person?