As a leader, your team should never question what mood you're in, whether or not you have their best interest at heart, or whether they can trust you. Everything you say and do must be coherent and transparent.
(Related side-note: If you're a parent, you're a leader. If you're a older brother, you're a leader. If you're a teacher, you're a leader. And the list goes on. You don't need a fancy title to be a leader.)
Don't be afraid to wear your emotions on your sleeves. You should. If you're happy, they should know it. If you're upset, they should know it. This is the what-you-see-is-what-you-get leadership method. No hidden agendas. No harbored emotions. No need for anyone to ask your assistant if you're in a good mood today. Clear the confusion and have a pulse on the feelings your team is feeling. Everyone on your team should know where you stand on pretty much most, if not all, topics and they should feel safe to talk to you.
As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man. - Proverbs 27:19
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.