Is your team underperforming? Try cheering up. Seriously.

Your team will perform better when you’re in a good mood. It’s not just positive thinking; it’s hard science. Read on.

There’s a thing called the social brain. It’s like a backchannel among humans that we’re barely aware of. And it’s an awesome tool to tap into as a lead.

Here’s just one reason: as Daniel Goleman explains the following video, there’s plenty of research to establish that the people on your team will mirror your own attitudes and feelings. If you’re positive, confident, and upbeat performance rises. If you’re anxious, as new tech leads often are, the team will pick up on it, and performance drops.

Seems like a simple hack that you can try right now if want to. Let me know how it goes!

Photo by Ambreen Hasan on Unsplash

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