How to manage your team #5: Equanimity

Your team will want you to be balanced and centered – all the time.

I knew one firm whose employees stopped by the receptionist’s desk each morning and asked, “How’s the weather today?” That was code for “What’s the boss’ mood today?”

It’s okay to struggle with your own challenges, but it’s often best to not share them with your team. They look to you to be an anchor, a rock, a shelter from the storm. Practice equanimity .

Your team will do best working for a leader they deem to be consistent and balanced. Look at your role as performance art – walk onto your stage each day and act the role your team expects.

Chris Schroder, The 100 Companies