The ways in which you bring your whole self to work as a supervisor sends a big message to your team. It can be the determining factor in whether or not they stay longterm with your organization.
Hearing a good joke or laughing at life brings ease to our days and closeness to others. We are naturally attracted to and seek out people who make us happy. Humor is a strong leadership and communication skill. When humor is done right, it reduces stress, promotes creativity and builds connectivity within social groups and work teams.
Throughout human history, a group of energies coalesced out of the ego into three primary roles: Rescuer, Bully and Victim. Until we become aware of these archetypal roles and how they play out in us, we don't even stop to consider if they are working for us or not. Walk away from these old roles and into these new ones. You'll be a winner every time!
When patients enter the cancer center doors for the first time, they see a tall, spiraling staircase. The mystery unfolds as they unwillingly take their first step onto the staircase. With the help of a medical team and loved ones, patients slowly take on this long and challenging climb. Some days, the way up looks clear and easy; other days the staircase seems dusty and difficult.