We live in volatile times, driven by emotions.
If Trump says he doesn't like Xi Jinping, President of China, or that they're not making progress on trade negotiations, the economy tanks. All because of fear. If the media says the Coronavirus is growing and that cases in the US have increased, the economy tanks. All because of fear.
What is the main emotion or cluster of emotions that your workplace lives on? Is it hope for a better future or a dread of failure? Do people walk around anticipating progress or do they complain about the extra workload for today?
You will always have those who lead the momentum towards good and those who steal the thunder. The key for all leaders is to keep the pessimists in sight without ever letting them have center stage. Keep your eyes and ears tuned to the realists & optimists who are embracing the vision for a better future.
Don't let emotions be the pilot of policies or decisions. You can be emotional without being driven by emotions. If your heart says yes, make sure your mind has the data to confirm it.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:7
Biblical, on-the-go, tips for thriving at work. Written by Danny Kovacs, from first-hand wins & losses. This is the digital space where I share free resources and learning moments throughout the week/month.