Maintaining Morale Monday

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Angela Mara
Angela Mara

Maintaining a professional image is essential for success in business. I recently met Angela O’Mara from The Professional Image.  I love to receive her newsletter Savvy Insights Success Within Your Reach because of the content rich information. I’m certain you will enjoy her featured article as much as I did. 

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Maintaining Morale 

1. Hold True To Yourself: Most of us find ourselves being swayed by opinions and listening to the voices of others at times. The best way to combat this is to keep your vision sheet close by at all times. Even reading it once or twice per month can help you stay on track. Also, by including your staff at all times as to your vision and your values will help them stick to the path with you, and feel good about their future too.


2. Be Candid:
When things seem uncertain, it is best to remain positive and truthful. Most of us would agree that the staff usually know when something is going wrong, therefore, you cannot bury your head in the sand. However, be certain to assess the situation, and address it in a positive and optimistic way. In this current economic environment, many are fearing for their jobs. Assure them that you are handling things well. 

3. Don’t Overreact: All of us remember the story of “chicken little and the sky falling on his head”. While you should be sensitive to the needs of your team, don’t let anyone overwhelm you (and the rest of the team) with any negative energy and concerns. Address things immediately. Remain in control. Be the leader your staff expect you to be. 

4. Use Staff Meetings Well: When conducting staff meetings, as well as discussing daily activities, goals, concerns, etc. be sure to share matters of concern that prove your leadership qualities to your team. Don’t try to detach yourself. This will only make you more isolated and leave them wondering what is going on.

5. Don’t Let Circumstances Dictate You: Former US President, Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” Stay focused on working for a better tomorrow! 

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