Woot! Woot! It’s party time. Or is it? Is there ever a time for a leader to let down his guard and have fun with his team?
My answer is a resounding yes. Leaders can (and should) have fun.
There’s multiple reasons why leaders should have fun. Some of the reasons are:
- Having fun as a leader helps you connect with your team. Team members can struggle to feel connected to a leader who doesn’t show a fun side. They will see them as unapproachable and uptight. Break this idea and have some fun.
- Having fun as a leader helps relieve your stress: Leading is stressful. There are deadlines, people to manage, and people to let go. This is draining on a leader. But, by stepping out of the seriousness bubble, a leader can recover from the trials of leadership.