The Serious Business Of Leading With Fun….

Have fun, and the world will follow. There really is no more enduring and endearing leadership quality than a leader who spreads joy. Someone who is clearly is passionate about their leadership and loves people, who invites others to have fun, is someone who people want to follow and frankly, is someone who knows how to lead people where they most want to go.

There is a fine line between silly and clever, you can’t force fun. To interject fun into your leadership, you have to be sensitive to fun, be aware of its continued and ubiquitous presence in day to day life. Fun can be serious business. You must first know what fun is and second, know yourself, about yourself, what is fun for you.

Highly successful leaders today facilitates, leads by example, encourages and participates with their teams members to achieve TEAM results. When the team  feels fully engaged and part of the process, then every member of the team take personal pride in the results. Having fun along the way supports engagement and creates an atmosphere where creativity can be unleashed.

To put it bluntly, the days of dictator leader where teams just wait for their orders are fading. For some, that may still be fun, but not everyone is having a great time – maybe the leader who loves to be in control.

Defining fun can be tricky. It’s not turning your office into a comedy club. Fun is…well…think of it as more an environment change. “Fun” for this purpose is an environment where teams come in knowing that they will be challenged to take risks, failure is not a punch line and allows for room to grow and expand their knowledge base.

Leading with fun is a serious topic, but one that can radically change your process and motivate your teams to great heights.

 

Jennifer Olney

Jennifer Olney

Founder and CEO at BEALEADER
Over the course of my career, I have been sought after by numerous organizations to bring my talents in the arenas of sales, marketing and business development. As the Founder and Director of Business BEALEADER, I bring my experience to the table to expand the knowledge base for those seeking to find their own leader within. In 2011, I created BEALEADER to be a platform for individuals to share their expertise and leadership to make others better by being a resource of business, career and marketing solutions for those who are just starting out or maybe have a “few” years under their belt and need keep their skills fresh. In addition to the BEALEADER platform, I have developed the business units BEALEADER Business Services, which provides marketing, business development and human resource management services and BEALEADER Executive Coaching Services, which provides one on one and group coaching services to executives and individuals. These business units expand our ability and brand to make others better as we reach out to our audience with these unique product offerings. In 2014, I was named to the Inc.com list of Top 101 Leadership Speakers and I have written for several publications such as Yahoo! Small Business, Business 2 Community and others. I have also co-hosted several podcasts and in 2015 will be hosting the BEALEADER podcast for our audience as well.
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