9 Things Positive Leaders Do

Leading Blog

He has written at least a dozen books on leadership that I am aware of. The Power of Positive Leadership summarizes much of his thinking and provides a great introduction to all of his other work. Positive leadership is grounded in reality. Positive leaders focus on solutions.

6 Ways To Become A More Positive Leader

Joseph Lalonde

That’s why we need to learn how to become more positive… 6 Ways To Become More Positive. Feed your positivity: Find ways to take in positive content. Whether that’s through great books , close relationships, or inspiring music.

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False Positives

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by David Small : I’ve been coaching elite athletes and soldiers for the more than a decade now, and recently I learned a lesson about false positives. Here are four tips to build up your team without giving them false positives.

Positive Leadership Toward Reinventing Organizations

Lead Change Blog

Positive Leadership , based on positive psychology, makes a tremendous difference in any workplace no matter how hierarchical its structure may be, or how plain the tasks at hand. That’s where positive leadership comes in. You can always apply positive leadership.

4 Ways Positive Thinking Changes You

Joseph Lalonde

O n a recent run, I listened to a fascinating book by Jon Gordon. That book was The Positive Dog. He shared with him the wisdom of thinking positive and how it could change lives. The book was a fun, short story about the power of positive thinking.

Be a Positive Force

Lead Change Blog

I suggest that each of us needs to add one more resolution to our list – to be a positive force in our home, community, and workplace. First off, why be a “positive force”? Why invest time in your positive well being? What’s a good gauge of your positive health?

How To Create A Positive Work Experience

Eric Jacobson

In the book, The Optimistic Workplace , author Shawn Murphy , explains that the following beliefs are essential to helping create a positive work experience : The team is more important than any individual.

Why You Need to Learn to Lead Positive

Next Level Blog

If you are a leader struggling with keeping your team and yourself focused on the positive, you''re not alone. Next Level Podcast audio books Dr. Kathy Cramer Lead Positive

Four Ways to Deal with Negativity in a Positive Way

Leadership Freak

We’re not impressed with positivity. Positive Leadership). I’ve been skeptical… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Optimism Leadership Development organizational successI’m a no nonsense farm boy originally from a dairy farm in Central Maine. I recently reconnected with my friend Jon Gordon (Mr.

Triggers: Sparking Positive Change and Making it Last

Kevin Eikenberry

As a coach, leader, and friend, would you like to support others in making positive change in their lives? If you have just nodded your head in the affirmative, you will want to read this book. By Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter Would you like to make change in your life last?

The Power Of Positive Leadership

Eric Jacobson

Throughout history we see that it's the optimists, the believers, the dreamers, the doers, and the positive leaders who change the world," he adds. You'll learn how and why positive leaders transform teams and organizations in Gordon's new book, The Power of Positive Leadership.

The Power of Fifty Bits: The New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results

Kevin Eikenberry

By Bob Nease If a book is about a topic of interest to me, I’ll probably pick it up. If the book is based on science and research, but written by a practitioner, I’ll start reading it.

Practical Advice for Positional Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Anyone can lead and we believe the world is a better place when people lead from who they are rather than from performance or positional authority. Your success or failure impacts people differently than it does once you cross over, if you will, into positional authority.

Positions Ponder. People Purchase.

Tony Mayo

Positions Ponder.

What to do When You’re Waiting for a Lead Position

Ron Edmondson

Recently I posted “ The Tension Between Staying in a Learning Position and Jumping into the Lead Position “ The point was there is a fine line between when a person is ready to be in a senior leadership role and needs to remain in a learning position. Read books.

Growth Hurts: Creating Positive Discomfort

Leadership Freak

Author Book Notes Leading Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success Growth hurts. Doubt, uncertainty, and apprehension describe growth points. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” Ginny Rometty, CEO of IBM. Growth feels good after, not during. Growth occurs when you think or do things you haven’t already thought or done. New feels awkward. The more it hurts – without breaking or defeating – the more you […].

WHE29: Behavioral Economics for Business Leaders: Turn Good Intentions into Positive Results | with Bob Nease

Engaging Leader

The new book, The Power of Fifty Bits: The New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results, by Bob Nease, PhD, is the first practical guide for business leaders to apply behavioral economics to activate the good intentions of people in their workforce.

Positive Passion Leads To Success

Linked 2 Leadership

It is about winning through teamwork and positive energy by and for every member of the team.” ~ Wayne Kehl My book, A Passion [.]. “Genuine leaders never pursue or expect adulation or “star” status. When they receive it, they accept it graciously and move on to the next challenge. Leadership is not about personal victory. Servant Leadership

What to do When You’re Waiting for a Lead Position

Ron Edmondson

Recently I posted “ The Tension Between Staying in a Learning Position and Jumping into the Lead Position “ The point was there is a fine line between when a person is ready to be in a senior leadership role and needs to remain in a learning position. Read books.

The One Time You Should NOT Express Positivity

Lead from Within

Optimism and positivity are beneficial to leadership in almost every circumstance. We know positive thinking and an optimistic attitude can actually change our reality for the better. A daily practice of gratitude and positivity can benefit you even when things get so bad that you can’t see a good outcome or any seed of hope. There’s one situation, however, when positivity and gratitude don’t work —when, in fact, they can actually be destructive.

Grow Your Position In Three Small Steps.

Rich Gee Group

When I work with teams, I have them perform a lot of teamwork, but I also refocus them on a series of simple exercises to help them grow their position. What’s one thing can I do to grow me as an individual who can offer more, perform better, and make more-informed positions?

Best Leadership Books of 2013

Leading Blog

Sustainable leadership is a direct result of leaders that encourage feedback, listen and act positively on the information they receive to take their leadership effectiveness to the next level. The list below represents my picks for the best leadership books of 2013. * * *. A reflective reading of this book will cause you to look more deeply into your own motivations and behaviors, live authentically and lead from who you are. Related Interest: Best Leadership Books of 2012.

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All Work in Done Through Relationships

Coaching Tip

Fostering the formation of positive relationships in organizations is a topic that has been well examined. One of the most important findings associated with this research, however, is the explanation for why positive relationships produce desirable outcomes. Positive Energy Networks.

Back to Basics: Interviewing for Your Next Sales Position

Strategy Driven

So when it comes to applying for a position in sales, or moving up the ladder it is more important than ever to get the basics right – especially when it comes to interview time. The essentials you need to know are: Who the interview will be with (name and position)? Put some thought behind these key questions and work out some good, positive answers with real life examples from your career so far. Throughout a sales career, it’s all about the small things.

#Positivity at Work Tweet: 140 Bite-Sized Ideas to Help You Create a Positive Organization Where Employees Thrive

Kevin Eikenberry

Chris Edmonds and Lisa Zigarmi That is quite a long title – for a book with very short (and powerful) ideas! Written as the sub title says in 140 short quotations – actually they are all tweets originally posted on Twitter – this book is super readable. Books Influence Leadership Learning attitude habit positive attitude positivity

First Look: Leadership Books for April 2017

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April. The Power of Positive Leadership : How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World by Jon Gordon. All titles are at least 40% off the list price and are available only in limited quantities. * * * "A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us." — Franz Kafka. BooksGood People : The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters by Anthony Tjan.

Positive Psychology, Strengths, and Leadership

The Practical Leader

When he was president of the American Psychology Association in 1998, he founded the Positive Psychology movement. Last July, I attended the first Canadian conference on Positive Psychology as a member of the Canadian association sponsoring it.

Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobson

After reading nearly 40 books about leadership released this year, my pick for the very best is the book, The Font-Line Leader: Building a High-PerformanceOrganization from the Groumd Up , by Chris Van Gorder. You’ll find the 200-page book easy to read.

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Forget about Positive Thinking it is time for Positive Action. Application to Team Building

Create Learning

Forget about Positive Thinking it is time for Positive Action. Will cause the team to behave As-If they are a team and the positive sides of team work will emerge. This is not a perfect idea and I think it is better than positive thinking and forced positivism on teams.

Book Notes: It Worked for Me

RapidStart Leadership

A book I read recently cast a whole new light on what it means to have problems as a leader, and what you should do about them. The book I just finished reading was It Worked for Me , by Colin Powell. Is the working environment positive, healthy and productive for your team?

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Positivity at Work by Chris Edmonds and Lisa Zigarmi

Rajesh Setty

My friends Chris Edmonds and Lisa Zigarmi have written a wonderful book called Positivity at Work Tweet. Full Disclosure: Apart from Chris and Lisa being friends, the book is also published by our publishing company ThinkAha ]. RS: Why positivity at work, and why now?

Recommended Resource – Positive Intelligence

Strategy Driven

Positive Intelligence : Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours. Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine reveals the ten personality Saboteurs limiting individual performance and the three Sage strategies to combat these limiters.

A VP at Chic-fil-A on Positive Environments

Leadership Freak

Author Book Notes Leading Optimism Taking others higher Teams dripping faucet family environments Leadership Development organizational successDripping-faucet-leaders irritate with constant tweaks and suggestions. Your team wants you to shut-up and leave them alone. Additionally, honest leaders build negative environments by constantly fixing and improving. The dark side of pursuing excellence is nitpicking. Perfection-seekers are nitpickers. Nitpicking: Shows attention to detail.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2014

Leading Blog

Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June. How to Be a Positive Leader : Small Actions, Big Impact by Jane E Dutton and Gretchen Spreitzer. All titles are at least 40% off the list price and are available only in limited quantities. * * * “If we find a man of rare intellect,we should ask him what books he reads.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. Books Executive Presence : The Missing Link Between Merit and Success by Sylvia Ann Hewlett.

Book Review: Traction

Managing Leadership

Traction – an apt and reassuring title for one of an increasingly rare breed of truly satisfying and rewarding management books. But the core experience of reading this book is one of straight-talk that speaks directly to your problems, immensely sensible integration of foundation concepts pointing straight to solutions to those problems, and solid templates that can easily be adapted to your circumstances to help you put it all to work for you.

Overcoming the Fear of Positives

Leadership Freak

Leave a comment on yesterday’s post and become eligible for 1 of 50 copies of Mike Myatt’s new book, “Hacking Leadership.” Short-sighted leaders are stingy with positives and free with negatives. Their talk is constantly dark. They focus on: What’s not working. What you need to improve. What didn’t reach the mark. What could be […].

The Books That Impacted My Life In 2014

Joseph Lalonde

Who wouldn’t want to pick up a book and glean the insights from those who have gone before us? Tallying up the books, the total came to 34 books read. Today, I want to share with you the books that impacted my life and a leadership lesson I took away from each book.

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LEAD Positive – What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say and Do

Kevin Eikenberry

Cramer I received an advanced copy of this book to review several months ago (the book was published a bit over a month ago). Books Communication Leadership Learning asset based thinking Positive psychology By Kathryn D.

Until There are More Women in Positions of Leadership and Influence… – More Reflections Prompted by Lean In

First Friday Book Synopsis

{I presented my synopsis of Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg yesterday at the Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare. This book club deals with issues of social justice, poverty, equality. Lean In was a good choice. This post is prompted by the after-synopsis discussion}. Even in places where equality seems to be taken seriously, […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Until There are More Women in Positions of Leadership and Influence… – More Reflections Prompted by Lean In

First Friday Book Synopsis

{I presented my synopsis of Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg yesterday at the Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare. This book club deals with issues of social justice, poverty, equality. Lean In was a good choice. This post is prompted by the after-synopsis discussion}. Even in places where equality seems to be taken seriously, […]. Randy''s blog entries

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