Give the Gift of Joy
The holiday season is a time to spread joy. And workplaces have the power to give their colleagues a joy-filled work environment without breaking their budget.
When a leader role models positivity, acknowledges other people's emotions, and creates a workplace culture that encourages success, she is enhancing her colleagues' workplace satisfaction, which greatly impacts their personal joy in life. Developing such leadership abilities requires emotional intelligence. When leaders are aware of their emotional state and can manage their behaviors effectively, even when experiencing negative emotions, they are more likely to lead well.
Emotional intelligence is even more important to successful leadership than intellectual intelligence. What can you do to improve your emotional self-awareness and self-management in order to enhance your employees' joy, and in turn, your organization's results?