Feeling powerful at work can be hard. People can drag us down. They often do so without knowing it. Work is harder. Driving change is too.
We might just say, “This will not bother me.” This is not enough though. It can affect us even if we think it does not. Those who do not think it will are most at risk.
What can we do? What can we do as leaders, managers, owners and change management consultants?
These feelings help our health too. We will miss less work, work longer. Our focus will be better too.
Tips to Feeling Powerful at Work
Long time ago I read a book about golf by Jack Nicklaus, Golf My Way. The tip I remember most is visualizing the shot, a good shot. Feeling powerful at work is about this and more. Here are seven tips to do this:
- Replay in your mind a success at work.
- Replay a non-work success.
- Keep to your rituals that focus on success.
- Help someone.
- Compliment someone.
- Tell others you enjoy working with them.
- Minimize pressure and stress due to fear.
The replay does not have to about work. It does not have to be about the project at hand. Replays allow you to recall the good deeds. Actors visualize to get into character.
Rituals and habits help us prepare. They focus us. Helping and complimenting help us feel good about ourselves. These tips shift our focus. They move it from fear.
Warnings about Feeling Powerful at Work
As with eating feeling powerful at work is about being on the right power diet.