Seeing that smiling is one of the simplest techniques of effective communication, it's really is quite something that we even have to raise it up for discussion.
But in a world plagued with trouble and distress, a smile is truly precious today.
Smiling is non-verbal communication and often it speaks louder than any word you can say. A smile says, “I like you. I am interested in you.”
I don’t know about you, but when somebody smiles at me and says a simple, “Hi.” It really makes my day as I reply with a smile.
The Chinese even have a saying,“ A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.”
And it is so important in leadership that you learn to smile, because it communicates a sort of friendliness and openness and it makes you a more attractive leader.
Followers would want to hang around you more, and they would be more eager to listen and be engaged by you.
In fact, it was found in a study done in the University of Michigan that people who smile more than to manage, teach and sell better.
As a leader, it’s your job to manage your organization well, teach your team new insights, and sell your organizational vision to them.
What simpler way to start off on the right foot with them than by a simple smile for the day.
It’s so obvious it seems almost… redundant that I’m talking about it, but having said that; how many people do you notice in a typical day smiling?
Do you walk around with a straight, stern face yourself?I know I'm guilty of that sometimes.
The truth is, sometimes we don’t smile because we don’t feel like it. It’s tough to force a smile when you’re just simply so tired and you’ve had a tough day at work. You just had to rush a project and you had a quarrel with your colleague.
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