1. Complain a little and move on.
“We’ve talked about this the last three times we met. How might we move on?”
2. Become an artist. Paint a picture of a vibrant environment.
- How might we treat each other the way we want to be treated by our leaders?
- What have your colleagues done to encourage you in the past? How might we do that for each other now?
- If we had a energizing culture, what would we be doing for each other? Do it!
3. Get amnesia!
Forget about things you can’t control. It’s frustrating and draining when we try to control things out of your control.
4. Put on an apron and serve.
Turn outward and go and serve someone or some project.
5. When storms blow in, remember purpose fuels resolve.
talk about Why you got into this work in the first place? Why you do what you do, be honest!
6. Walk around
- Notice virtues like diligence, compassion, consistency, and drive.
- Greet people in the morning.
- Reward achievement
- Appreciate others. Say, “Thank you,” before people go home.
Even though things might be bad, you can still care about the person sitting next to you!
7. Fuel up the people who believe in the cause
Don't focus on critics and complainers encourage the people around you who are achieving good results and who are committed to the cause.
8. Communicate as much as you can
Tough times are worse when information is scarce. Tell everyone everything you can. A series of brief conversations have more impact than one long talk.
9. Deal with negativity in private
Don’t correct the whole team when the darkness centers on a few.
10. Look in the mirror
Tell your team how you want to show up. Ask them to hold you to it.