Good morning to everyone reading this, or good afternoon or good evening, depending where you are.
Today, show up a few minutes early, and take 5 minutes to say good morning to every person on your team, individually, with feeling.
Embrace the day and the week in front of you.
Good Morning Monday!
Why say good morning to everyone personally?
First, it shows you’re there, with your team, ready to handle whatever comes your way for the week. Showing up is at least half the battle on many of my Monday mornings.
Second, it shows you care about everyone as individuals, and not just as a team. I work better knowing someone cares about me as a person. What about you?
Last but not least, it gives you the opportunity to head off anything that might have happened over the weekend, or that might happen all week, to anyone on your team. Not because they’re going to tell you anything while you’re saying good morning. Rather because if something did/does come up that’s causing a distraction, your team will be more apt to bring it to you so you can know better what’s going on.
Good morning Monday!
How do YOU like to start your week?
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