Did you ever notice how people in leadership roles tend to be happy and really enjoy their work?Â The question some people might ask is, â€œDid they become happy in their work before or after being in a leadership role?â€Â I think the answer undoubtedly is â€œBEFOREâ€.Â Â Leadership responsibilities are earned, and in fact are usually taken before it is made official. Â They are earned because the leader wants to take on responsibilities, enjoys the responsibility, and seeks out ways to make an impact.Â This takes attitude and action, and results in the person demonstrating leadership qualities.Â Indeed, believe it or not, this is actually a choice we make each day. When you choose to enjoy your work, you lead with greater power, and change lives for the better.Â Leaders who make enjoyment a high priority are energized themselves, are rewarded by their work, and inspire project colleagues and project stakeholders at the same time.Â Yet believing itâ€™s a â€œnice to haveâ€ and settling for less is the choice that we make.Â Finding enjoyment is first and foremost an â€œinside jobâ€â€”that is, taking a look at your own beliefs about fun and work, about others, about your specific situation – and revising them accordingly to permit yourself to enjoy what you do.Â Are you permitting yourself to enjoy your work? Â If not, what stands in the way of looking forward to your work most days?Â Itâ€™s up to you and me â€“ each one of usâ€” to remove or change beliefs or other factors that keep us from enjoying what we do.Â And itâ€™s good news that it’s never too late to change!
Leaders Enjoy their Work
October 22nd, 2007 · 12 Comments
Tags: Soft Skills