Of course, this discussion got me thinking about my own management style and what I can do to improve the experience my co-workers and staff have when conversing or working with me on a day to day basis. And, if I'm being honest, I'm pretty sure I complain too much outwardly in front of people I need to work with - both as a supervisor and also as a peer.
So...I think I need to find some motivational mumbo jumbo to post up in my cubicle...to remind me on a constant basis that I need to be the best person I can be at all times and save my bitching for a time when I'm on my own or only with my direct supervisor who maybe can help me manage some of the stress that comes along as part of my job.
Of course the fact that I call it mumbo jumbo doesn't really bode well. Please send me your suggestions for quotes, motivational thoughts, positive affirmations, etc. Maybe your suggestion will be printed out and displayed prominently :)