I watched this TED video this morning. Shawn Achor discusses the relationship between happiness and work. No-Surprise Spoiler: The happier you are, the better your performance and the higher your satisfaction.
What struck me most was the 5 things at the end of the video that "create lasting, positive change" in terms of your happiness.
- Journaling about positive events
- Random acts of Kindness
#1 and #2 Reminded me that the ratio of positive feedback to negative feedback should be 9:1. Turns out that spending time looking for the awesome things your directs do every day not only reinforces their good work, it makes you a happier person too.
#5 Reminds me that good networking is always about giving.
So thanks, MT for helping me be not only a better manager, but also a happier person as well.