This is not meant literally. However leaders throughout every organization should realize that their actions, reactions, and moods are all being carefully monitored by the employees around them. This is their natural way of sensing underlying organizational trends, issues, and the workplace climate.
So, as a leader, does this mean you are required to be in a good mood every minute of the day? Well….. Yes, at least most of time. With your position of authority and privilege comes a certain level of responsibility and duty to maintain a positive tone.
Research cited by Daniel Goleman in a Harvard Business Review article called “Leadership That Gets Results,” states that as much as 30% of a company's financial results (i.e. revenue, growth, efficiency and profitability) are determined by the climate of the organization.
What are the major contributors that affect the climate of an organization? According to Daniel Goleman it is the leader. Approximately 50-70% of how employees perceive their organization's climate is based on the behaviors and actions of their leader. The leaders create the environment that governs employee’s moods at the office and their mood, in turn, affects their productivity and level of engagement.
The key is achieving the consistent, emotionally intelligent leadership behaviors that breed success in you and others. Here are a few suggestions to consider that can improve your and your team's performance:
Refine your intuitive ability, and “listen to your gut,” that hint to you that something in your behavior is causing a ripple effect on others. As the leader, you have in your hand the switch that can drive the engagement of the people who do the work in your organization. It's like being a conductor of an orchestra – one wave of your hand can change the entire tempo and mood.
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