When you think of a good team leader or an effective manager, what comes to mind?
Is it someone who caves in to pressure, is demanding and unreasonable? Or is it someone who is positive, uplifting, upbuilding and engaging?
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Well, most likely if given the choice, most people would prefer a manager who upbuilds them. Gives them praise where due and encouragement to persevere, even when faced with critical challenges.
Positivity is a desirable trait because it is optimistic and forward-thinking. Most people are drawn to leaders who are optimistic about the future and don't dwell on the negativity. Being positive in the workplace when discussing matters with colleagues will not only make you feel happier as a person but it will also help make others feel better and good at work.
A team leader uplifts others by celebrating their successes and giving regular and ongoing praise and encouragement.