We know not everyone is called to be a leader. In the workplace there does need to be someone who leads the team so everyone who works there knows they are headed in the right direction with the vision of the organization.
Working in an organization that lacks leadership is very difficult, as the people who are expected to produce have no real direction, motivation or inspiration to do so. Their jobs become ones of mechanical tasks by a disengaged person.
History shows that people have always looked to leaders to guide them and our workplaces are no different. The “leader” does not have to be the business owner, the business owner does need to set the vision for their business, but the leadership can come from an employee that exhibits natural leadership traits.
For the next couple of days we will be looking at some of the traits great leaders have. (These traits or qualities are not in any specific order).
- Sense of humor – I think having a sense of humor is one of the most important qualities of a leader. I have personally witnessed people in a leadership role who ruled with an “iron fist” and although their staff got their jobs done and did them well, they hated their job because of their leader.
- We know that levity in the workplace makes for happier and healthier employees and if the employees are happy, the customers are happy and in return the organizations owners are very happy.
- I cannot imagine working day-in-and-day-out at a place that was not fun. Life is just too short for that. A great leader knows how to bring levity to the workplace and inspire their employees to get their job done and enjoy it.
- If you are in a position of leadership I challenge you today to have fun at work with those you serve and lead. Make their day a great one!
The link below is to a post on how important it is to have levity in the workplace and how it makes you a healthier person.
“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” — Lord Byron