By k | April 25, 2014 - 6:00 am - Posted in New Business Development

Old school management training
says you have to be
stern and harsh and humorless
to be a good manager
and drive results with your team.

That does sometimes work.

But so does being
a happy, optimistic, smiley manager,
a leader who gets her people
so revved up and enthusiastic
about the product
(whatever that product is)
that they work extra hard
and extra long
to ensure the company is successful.

Yes, you can’t be happy all of the time.
You’re a leader
and sometimes leaders have
to redirect the efforts
and correct the tone
of others.

But as a happy person myself,
I know my ‘mad face’ terrifies people
much more than
a grumpy person’s ‘mad face.’
I barely have to raise my voice
and people rush to correct the problem.

Being a manager
doesn’t mean
being a grump.
Cheerful manager get result also.

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