11 Jun Team happiness
Joan had always wanted to be a leader because she believed she could make her company a better place to work. But once she became a manager she found herself primarily dealing with the problem people in the organization. She became bogged down in negative exchanges with those employees who weren’t doing their jobs or had violated the rules.
Productivity plummeted as conflicts consumed more and more of Joan’s time and energy. When Joan began working with an executive coach she made an important discovery – to achieve a dramatic turnaround in the performance of her people she needed to increase their satisfaction level. She ultimately became a world class leader by learning to harness the power of positive psychology.
The transformation began by developing a positive vision of how she wanted her team to work. Previously her view of the future as limited because she thought in terms of what she did not want ‘so many intense conflicts with her employees.” By learning to create a vision of what she did want – a “high performing team” – she was able to generate the energy she needed to begin working toward her goals.
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