According to Forbes, successful leaders surround themselves with “positive, upbeat, and enthusiastic people.” Leaders who actively surround themselves with positivity will influence positive outcomes. We all know the feeling. When we feel energized and motivated, it makes it easier to focus on our goals.

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Reflect on how to bring positive energy to work

Learning how to bring positive energy to work is fundamental in developing and honing your leadership skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.

Do you believe positivity comes from you or your surroundings?

Exercises to help you bring positive energy to work

Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your leadership skills can allow you to bring positive energy to work.

  • Go to company events that you normally attend. Step outside your comfort zone and consider dropping by a coffee chat, team lunch, or virtual game night.
  • Boost your interpersonal relationships by catching up with close colleagues. Schedule recurring events on Google Calendar with close teammates to catch up outside of work.
  • Set boundaries with negative work relationships. Consider disengaging from office gossip or removing yourself from those who complain about other teammates.

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