“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Maya Angelou
Albeit a positive thought, the intent is to fulfill this very purpose. Without exception, all of us experience days that are not the most pleasant. These days can be clouded by the challenges of life, e.g. family problems, health issues, financial struggles, relational matters, and the list goes on.
Consider the difference when leaders are instrumental in taking those clouds and placing a rainbow there. These are the kind of leaders we should all want to follow and, better yet, emulate. Applying a few simple ideas can make all the difference.
Learn to smile more. A friendly smile can make all the difference in someone’s day.
Genuinely ask about someone’s day. People need and want to know someone cares.
Learn to listen to the words, tone of voice, and body language. We should listen with our ears, eyes, and heart.
Do something nice for someone who will never find out. While challenging to do, this practice is awesome and life changing.
There are more, but let us start here and watch how others respond to our leadership.