Today Sweden celebrates Midsummer’s Eve, one of the countries biggest public holidays, steeped in tradition linked to nature and outdoor pursuits.
And as one of us is Swedish, this prompts us to bring up the subject of celebration today.
Are you celebrating enough?
Do you stop and reflect on efforts, learning, achievements and successes? And make them count?
How can you bring your team together in celebration? It doesn’t have to be a big thing – a quick huddle, a thank you, a shared coffee break. Celebration is more about the spirit of celebration that the practicalities of it.
Because there’s something magical about celebration
When we recognise that we have progressed a step (or several) further, we spur ourselves further forward, energised by that realisation.
So go ahead, celebrate! You deserve it.
About the authors
Mandy Flint & Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, award-winning authors of ”The Team Formula”.
Their latest book, multi-award-winning “Leading Teams – 10 Challenges: 10 Solutions”, published by Financial Times International is a practical tool for building winning teams. You can download a free chapter of the book at www.leadingteamsbook.com
Praise for ”Leading Teams”: “I bought in from the first paragraph; ten chapters of real and practical examples on how to lead a team with characters skilfully portraying the tensions faced by leaders every day. A leadership masterclass.”
Lynn Hill, Deputy CEO, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Turst, Hertfordshire.