Here in North America, spring is in full bloom – it is beautiful! The season is abundant with new life and renewed energy. It made me wonder if I have a spring in my step? The Cambridge English dictionary describes a spring in our step as walking energetically in a way that shows happiness or confidence.
As a project manager – is that what I portray?
The most effective project managers are the ones who use a spring in their step to inspire others and create cohesive team environments where ideas and differing perspectives can flourish. Some report one of the top qualities in an excellent employee is to have a positive and cheerful attitude. Portraying confidence and a positive, contagious energy when communicating with teams, stakeholders and leaders is important to success. These attributes create influencers. Often people we come into contact with, are struggling under various kinds of personal and professional stressors – when we step into their day will our interactions wash over them like how a spring day feels?
Making personal choices to be healthier is another way to enhance the spring in our step. Getting enough sleep, making healthy food choices, drinking plenty of water each day, finding ways to fit in exercise and controlling stress can up our game. When we have a spring in our step, we are approachable, inspired, energetic and action-oriented and all these things can spring our careers to new heights.
Please share something you do to create a spring in your step. Your ideas or suggestions can be helpful for us all!