Having a positive attitude, even striving for cheerful, in the workplace isn’t always easy. The ability to be positive is an essential leadership skill and responsibility.
- Studies on “emotional contagions” in professional settings: you can catch a bad mood + expressing positive emotions and moods tends to enhance performance at individual, group and organizational levels
- To put on a happy face, the first step is self awareness followed by self control (managing how you respond to others). Admit to yourself that, yes, you’re in bad mood, and then make sure you keep your crabbiness under wraps.