Helping your world smile with you.

7 09 2016

“Children learn to smile from their parents.” ~Shinichi Suzuki

For those lucky enough to have experienced their child smiling back at them for the first time – HOW CUTE IS THAT?!?!  That may be the first feedback mechanism ever.  They smile, you are overjoyed, and smile, and their smile gets bigger.  It’s way before their first word, and for me was the first time I was like “Wow, that’s a little grown-up waiting to happen”.

Leaders, positive feedback mechanisms are important.  When problems happen, you can become withdrawn, and be all grumpy about the issue, and your team will also be grumpy and withdrawn.  Or you can smile, take the challenge head-on, and watch how your team pulls with you against whatever the issue is.  As General Colin Powell said – “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier!”  So, smile, and your world will smile with you.

Speaking of smiles…


Rubes cartoons used with permission.




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