Sometimes work in the office can be less than ideal or interesting, even if it remains important. A recent posting on the Leadership Freak blog acknowledged that this circumstance can create a bad attitude, leading to mediocre results.

So how do you tap into or generate enthusiasm even when work tasks aren’t that compelling? The posting explained that it is important to indicate how necessary the work task is, even if it isn’t a favorite. It’s also helpful to point out that you like getting things done and to encourage the movement onto other, more enjoyable tasks. Setting the stage to frame something as important that needs completion can motivate people to get there.

Another key element: Show you’re willing to serve, even if the work task isn’t the most enjoyable thing in the world. By doing so, the blog posting notes, employees and executives can put themselves in a better position to do the fun tasks further down the line.

For the full blog posting, you can click here.