Fun

No matter what project you are working on right now, make sure that you inject a little bit of fun into it. When you are working on a project, we tend to get stressed when it isn’t going well. When things are going well, we double-down our focus so that we don’t lose momentum.

As a project leader, make sure that you are intentionally making room for people to enjoy the work that they are doing on this project. Giving people work that they enjoy is a gift. They are going to have to do the work anyway; if it is enjoyable, then this is a bonus. Enjoyable projects are also a long-term investment; if people like to work with you, they will be more willing to be part of your projects in the future.

Enjoy your projects, and create an environment that is enjoyable for everyone connected with your projects.