Positively Energizing Leaders Are Heliotropic

Lead Change Blog

The heliotropic effect describes the inherent tendency in all living things toward positive energy and away from negative energy. In nature, the sun is the source of positive, life-giving energy, so the heliotropic effect explains why plants and other organisms lean toward the light over time. This phenomenon has important implications for leaders because human beings likewise have an inherent tendency toward positive, life-giving energy.

Lead With A Positive Attitude

Joseph Lalonde

When you think of yourself, do you think of yourself as a positive leader? And, his thought-life […] The post Lead With A Positive Attitude appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. LeadershipOr do you relate more to Eeyore from Winnie The Pooh?


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10 Powerful Phrases For Positive Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership QuotesThe world is full of negativity. You turn on the TV to a news station and you quickly discover this. Negativity sells. It’s a sad state of affairs. We’re inundated with negativity and it brings us down.

Turning Negativity Into Positive Results

Lead Change Blog

Here’s the good news: there are ways to stay on top of a difficult conversation and achieve a positive outcome. The post Turning Negativity Into Positive Results appeared first on Lead Change. Webinars Marcia Reynolds Communication Difficult Conversations positivity Video Webina

What is Positive Leadership?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Positive leadership is a new term that is popping up regularly in articles. What kind of leadership do we describe as positive? Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics and complexity what is ethical behaviorWhat does it mean?

How’s Your Leadership…Positive or Polluted?

General Leadership

Although both men were heroes of the continental Army, one went on to become the father of our country and is universally viewed today as an exemplar of selfless and inspiring leadership. The post How’s Your LeadershipPositive or Polluted? appeared first on General Leadership. Curator Posts ambition ego fame glory michel Narcissism polluted positive leadership reward Richard Wagner toxic leadership

Is Your Leadership Net Positive?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Generating an intentional positive ethical impact is the successful ethical leadership of the future, and it''s already here. The Forum For the Future describes it as net positive leadership - making a positive contribution to society and leaving things better than we found them.

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. What is Positive Leadership? Here’s something you can do right away to develop your workplace: apply positive leadership and kindness, whatever your role is.

2 Self-Leadership Hacks for Positivity

Lead Change Blog

While on vacation I was reminded of the power of positivity. How to hack positivity. Most would agree that’s a positive outcome. Shirzad Chamine, author of Positive Intelligence , suggests that our thinking processes are always at risk of turning negative because of “a set of automatic and habitual mind patterns…that work against our best interests.” How positivity benefits us. ” Being positive can make you a better leader.

A Positive Attitude is Contagious

General Leadership

“The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.”. A positive attitude is contagious! So we arrive at our fifth stop on our journey through SERVANT leadership. As a leader, it is amazing the impact you can have on your organization with your attitude; either positive or negative, you set the tone.

There Are No Leadership Positions

Modern Servant Leader

Too often we hear – or maybe even say, “they’re in a leadership position “ At best, this is misleading. Positions for Managers. A title defines a management position. Positions and titles can be given or offered by organizations.

When Position Power and Ethics Collide

Leading in Context

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Developing a Positive Culture

Lead Change Blog

Last month we had the opportunity to sit down (virtually) with Marcella Bremer to talk about her work in developing a positive culture in the workplace, her new book, Developing a Positive Culture , and the Positive Culture Academy (classes start April 2nd). How long have you been focusing on a positive culture in the workplace? I’ve been working with culture for more than 20 years, but the focus on a positive culture dates from the last 5 years or so.

Is Leadership A Position

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Ashley was excited. Leadership Development Coaching development LeadershipHer degree wasn’t even hanging on the wall yet. She packed her suitcase with just enough clothes so she wouldn’t pay an extra $40 luggage fee at the airport. One last trip before getting a real job. Ashley’s degree was in Public Relations. Her dad Steve was a cardiologist. Successful, wealthy, and happy [.].

Discover The Positives Of Negative Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

They neglect the responsibilities of great leadership. Just because there’s negative leadership doesn’t mean there’s not a positive in there somewhere. Now that I’ve opened your eyes to companies that have used negative space positively, I want to encourage you to find the positive in the negative leadership you may face. This negative leadership may be discouraging but don’t let poor leadership get you down.

Practical Advice for Positional Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Lead Change Group has always been about instigating a personal, individual leadership revolution. 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. But even more, when you reach a position of authority and responsibility, your actions and behavior have a greater impact on both your success and that of everyone involved. You volunteer your leadership.

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Don’t Be Paralyzed by Positive Thinking

Next Level Blog

It’s almost like they’re paralyzed by the positive thinking pattern of “It’s going to get better.” What small tests or experiments can you run now at a low cost that could better position you for full scale deployments later?

Got Ethics? Are You Positive?

Leading in Context

Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethical leadership ethics training positive ethical leadership proactive ethical leadership what is ethics In spite of all the bad news you see in the media about ethics, we don''t build ethical cultures by focusing on the negative. Let''s face it - thinking about fraud, embezzlement and conflict of interest won''t make us better leaders. But that''s what many of us are focusing on in our organizations.

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How To Bring Positivity During A Crisis Like COVID-19/Coronavirus

Joseph Lalonde

And leaders are struggling to stay positive. Staying positive during a […] The post How To Bring Positivity During A Crisis Like COVID-19/Coronavirus appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis LeadershipTough times begin to wear on people.

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How To Gracefully Exit Your Leadership Position

Joseph Lalonde

L eadership is a temporary position. Whether this position is within a business, non-profit, or a church, one day your time as a leader will come to an end. What do you do when your leadership position ends? Leaving a leadership position isn’t always easy. Or it could be you outgrew the leadership position. Whatever the reason for leaving leadership, the key is to leave on good terms. In essence, pass the leadership baton.

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. It is because we will have to overcome negativity, adversity and problems that we should be positive. Positive leadership is not about fake positivity. Positive leaders focus on solutions.

How to Promote Leaders Who Build a Positive Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

Promote leaders who show their commitment to relationships and results One of the most important leadership decisions you’ll ever make is the choice to promote someone into a leadership role. Who you promote into leadership sends a powerful message of what matters […].

Positive Change: Yesterday Is Interesting But Irrelevant

General Leadership

It encompasses a mentality of limitless positive change and endless possibility. Millions of dollars are spent every year on change coaches and efficiency experts to aid mega-dollar companies in becoming more efficient when the reality is each of your employees is the most capable avenue available of positive change. What they need is clear guidance on positive change, direction to question everything and the empowerment to affect the inefficiencies discovered.

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. Make your positive feedback positive, and make your negative feedback constructive. He focuses on seven areas of leadership that everyone can grow in; career, financial, social, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and family.

Positive Influence – an Interview with Glenn Parker

Let's Grow Leaders

Be ready to take notes as Glenn Parker shares the four ways you can help people to become their best self, why this is such a critical leadership skill, and a master-class in leading through any crisis. Connect with Glenn: Positive Influence […].

4 Ways Positive Thinking Changes You

Joseph Lalonde

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. It also got me thinking about my thoughts and whether I was thinking positively. The truth is that I haven’t been thinking positive thoughts lately. So, I’m remembering what happens when you begin to have positive thoughts.

How To Get More Done at Work Through Positive Persuasion

Management Excellence

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Every Job is a Leadership Position

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Best of Blogs Series [link] Susan Mazza (@SusanMazza) shared a post titled Every Job is a Leadership Position over on Random Acts of Leadership a few days ago. She expounds on some terms we use here quite a bit related to the difference between positional leadership and character-based leadership. Positional leadership is influence or authority having a title. Every Job is a Leadership Position.

Tuesday Time Machine: Positive Change – Yesterday Is Interesting But Irrelevant

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! It encompasses a mentality of limitless positive change and endless possibility. The post Tuesday Time Machine: Positive Change – Yesterday Is Interesting But Irrelevant appeared first on General Leadership. Curator Posts Early Files efficiency History positive change simplicity stricklin structure Throwback Time Machine timing

Take Positive Action When You See Unethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton While I specialize in positive, proactive ethical leadership, I frequently get asked questions about unethical leadership. Today I'm sharing posts about unethical leadership that may answer your deep questions about what leadership looks like when it is NOT ethical: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical business leadership ethical leadership development leading ethically what is ethical leadership

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. The more you’re seeking out positive inputs, the more positivity you’re going to exude. I don’t want to be positive. Whether it’s a lunchtime walk (or game of disc golf) or driving down to Lake Michigan, getting outdoors is a wave of positivity to me.

Winning the Inner Game of Leading With Positive Self-Talk

Management Excellence

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Creating a Positive Leadership Legacy

Great Leadership By Dan

Chris Edmonds explains how leaders can use “the 3 C’s: Context, Courage, and Consistency” to create at positive leadership legacy. Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how. leadership legacy S. Guest author S. Chris Edmunds

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? Tom Rath and Jim Harter, The Economics of Wellbeing , Gallup Press, 2010 and Shawn Achor, Positive Intelligence , Harvard Business Review, January-February 2012). Lisa Zigarmi and Chris Edmonds, Positivity at Work , ThinkAha, 2012).

How Negative Thinking Creates Positive Solutions

Leadership Freak

… Continue reading → Optimism pessimism Decisions Leadership DevelopmentShooting down ideas is sport to corporate teams. What happens when new ideas come before teams? People explain why they won’t work! Don’t you hate people who explain why something won’t work?

What is your level of positivity?

Lead on Purpose

Fast.” … Continue reading → Leadership Learning Product Management Purpose positivity success “The most successful companies and businesses understand that their greatest asset is their people. When businesses take care of their people the businesses and their people thrive. When they don’t take careof this incredibly valuable resource, they lose it.

You Matter – Regardless of Your Position

Lead Change Blog

The magic is that you can give it to them, regardless of your formal position or role. The minute you understand that You Matter you can start making a positive difference to others. Light Your World engagement Leadership You Matter MarathonDo you think that you matter at work? What do you think the majority will answer…?

15 Reasons Positive Leaders Seem Negative

Leadership Freak

It’s not an… Continue reading → Influence Optimism Personal Growth pessimism Success Leadership Leadership DevelopmentNegative leaders look in the mirror and see someone who cares. There are “good” reasons for negativity.

How Positive Images (and negative ones) Shape Your Reality

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The post How Positive Images (and negative ones) Shape Your Reality appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Vision and Strategy Mental imagery Nelson Mandela positive images reticular activating system reticular activation rick hanson Rugby World CupWhen you expect to see something, you are more likely to see it. The reticular activating system in our brains causes us to notice the things we expect to see, and not notice things we are not looking for.

A Positive Perspective on Breakdowns

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] When breakdowns happen consider it is NOT a sign that something is wrong, but rather that you have simply bumped up against the limits of your current ways of working or thinking. Passionate about instigating leadership, Susan is a Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer who develops leaders and supports organizations in changing their culture as the essential foundation for turning their aspirations into their reality.

How To Get More Done at Work Through Positive Persuasion

Art Petty

When it comes to workplace negotiations, the principles of positive persuasion are priceless! The post How To Get More Done at Work Through Positive Persuasion appeared first on Management Excellence by Art Petty.

Positive Change: Because That’s The Way It’s Always Been…

General Leadership

Whatever that mark of success may be be, it most definitely involves positive change. The post Positive Change: Because That’s The Way It’s Always Been… appeared first on General Leadership. Curator Posts Gorilla Experiment positive change Question Everything stricklin As leaders, we are charged with guiding our organizations to success. To be successful, we must question everything and never allow the mindset… Because That’s The Way It’s Always Been Around Here.

Developing Positive Leadership Habits


Exchanging the negative habits for the positive ones Unlike these task habits, you may have behavioral habits that require your awareness and action in order to help you to become the best leader that you can be. The next step is to actively work to replace those negative behavioral habits with some positive ones. Intentionally practice these new habits daily until they are automatic and watch your leadership effectiveness increase.