As a leader, you are constantly sending messages through your words, actions, and attitudes. Are you sending the right messages – ones that will inspire, engage, and empower your team to greatness?
Conduct a self-evaluation on the signals you’re sending.
Here’s how. Create a rating system to measure your answers to these questions:
Are the messages you’re sending:
- Positive or Negative?
- Inspiring or Deflating?
- Generous or Self-Serving?
- Collaborative or Combative?
- Exciting or Concerning?
- Supportive or Punishing?
- Accepting or Critical?
- Hopeful or Fearful?
Are your messages full of:
- Trust or Mistrust?
- Goodwill or Malice?
- Confidence or Doubt?
- Optimism or Pessimism?
- Jubilation or Disappointment?
You set the tone. Those followers who have positive thoughts and feelings will generate positive, results-oriented action.
In contrast, those followers who have negative thoughts and feelings will generate disengagement. If that’s the tone you set, eventually you’ll have no followers at all.
So know how your words, actions, and attitudes come across. They make a big difference in influencing others and thriving in your career.