“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”
– John Maxwell

Think of the best co-worker you’ve ever had. The one who everyone spoke well of and enjoyed working with. The one who made you smile when they walked into the room. The one whose influence you remember all of these years later because they were just that great.

What qualities did this person embody? Was he the most qualified? Was she the most well educated? Had he been there the longest? Did she know the product better than everyone? Maybe, but maybe not.

No one usually remembers those things, but we never forget the person with the contagious attitude. The person with the most influence isn’t necessarily the most chipper person, but it’s the one who has the “can do” spirit. Menial tasks aren’t below them, and challenging projects are done without complaining.

Your attitude matters more than the words you speak. To be a leader worth following, consider how you come across to others. Your body language, tone of voice, and visual engagement are more influential than the actual words you say.

When completing a task or working on a team project today, think about what your attitude is contributing to the work place. Are others happy to work with you? Or does your negativity bring down the mood?

Become the co-worker who is long remembered for making the organization a better place to be!

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” – John Maxwell