We have so many choices in how we respond to each other. But it’s almost always a positive experience to explore new ideas a little further. You make an investment in both yourself and the person who cares enough to share an idea with you.
As individual team members, as leaders, we can connect, influence and grow together by demonstrating we care with actions.
What is the most valuable thing we can give another person? Time. And when we receive a handwritten note, we know someone has invested some time in us and our relationship.
We will have bad days, days where we don’t perform to our potential. But, like Southern Miss, we can look to the future, be positive and celebrate our progress and accomplishments. Sportsmanship, mutual respect, makes us better and creates a sense of belonging that is craved by so many today.
Being a skeptic is a strength. We need skeptics on every team. But denial holds everyone back, especially ourselves.
When we can laugh at ourselves, it makes us real and keeps us grounded and humble — as leaders and team members.
Have you ever been in a stressful situation when someone said something funny or pointed out some funny aspect of the situation? It immediately lowers the stress in the room, helps people think more clearly and certainly connects us as humans.