By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to help you more fully appreciate your staff. Reading time 3:55
Carefully positioned for optimum view, the plaque beamed a critical message for all leaders: “MAKE SOMEONE FEEL IMPORTANT TODAY.”
Hung strategically in a far corner of the office, the motivational plaque served as a visual reminder to the leader: pay attention to the feelings as much as to the facts in coaching and in reprimanding.
Hanging “mistletoe” in the office seemed to be just as effective in influencing behavior as in hanging mistletoe at home at Christmas time, albeit prompting only verbal “kissing” of course.
But at least the office version of mistletoe helped the leader slow down to focus as much on the person as on the problem.
After all, it’s too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the office –just like it’s too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas time at home. Until you step under mistletoe hung strategically over a doorway.
Then you pause, look into your partner’s eyes, kiss and make each other feel important. No matter how busy you are. No matter how mad you are. No matter how exhausted you are. Continue reading