Identify the Quality of Your Team

When I give this challenge, I’m not telling you to accept a team environment that is unhealthy. You need to address any issues that should be resolved and decide whether to stay in a situation you don’t like. However, if you make a decision to be a part of a team and have addressed issues, then make working with your colleagues the best environment for you. Otherwise, you drain your own energy by focusing on what you don’t like about others. 
When you focus on the great qualities people have around you, you create positivity. By doing this, you help yourself because that positivity gives you a boost. When we have a boost in energy, we're more productive. Work can be stressful so we need to take as many moments we can to focus on what's going right around us. This includes acknowledging the talents of others in our team. Doing so helps a team collaborate more smoothly. Imagine if everyone you worked with appreciated each other for what they bring to the table? Wouldn’t that make your work environment more fun, innovative, and efficient? 
Don't wait for someone else to acknowledge you or others. Start reminding yourself of the value of your co-workers and your attitude will change, and your energy will increase. Do it for yourself and your team. Make your work life better by shifting your focus. 

Arathi Ramappa is a certified executive coach, certified spiritual life coach, speaker, and management consultant who helps individuals thrive in life and business. Using the concepts of emotional intelligence, self-compassion, and mindfulness, Arathi has helped clients start their own businesses, develop leadership skills, diminish conflict in relationships, implement positive behaviors, and increase confidence.

Arathi offers one-on-one coaching and emotional intelligence and conscious principles workshops to organizations. She created the EASE approach to help others Explore, Analyze, Strengthen, and Empower their thinking to identify and conquer obstacles to success and change their lives and businesses.

With twenty years of experience in business management coupled with certifications in coaching and emotional intelligence, Arathi’s background as a serial entrepreneur and a veteran in the start-up space has provided her with extensive cross-functional knowledge that she can apply to any situation or client. She has managed teams globally in places such as India, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Eastern Europe, as well as the U.S., and has worked with a wide range of clients including from the financial, healthcare, cybersecurity, and fashion industries, among others.


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