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. Or do you relate more to Eeyore from Winnie The Pooh?

RIP: Retired in Position

Lead Change Blog

“Retired in position” refers to an unengaged employee, a term which I first heard used by Ken Blanchard. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are sleepwalking through their day or retired in position. It is quite the conundrum to challenge an employee in a position where there are no longer challenging opportunities. Don’t wait until after the expiration date to realize you are retired in position.

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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 WebinarThere is no more time to put it off—you have to have that difficult conversation.

How to Promote Leaders Who Build a Positive Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

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Positive Influence – an Interview with Glenn Parker

Let's Grow Leaders

Connect with Glenn: Positive Influence […]. The post Positive Influence – an Interview with Glenn Parker appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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! 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. The post A Positive Attitude is Contagious appeared first on General Leadership.

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.

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.

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? What does it mean? Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics and complexity what is ethical behavior

How’s Your Leadership…Positive or Polluted?

General Leadership

The post How’s Your Leadership…Positive or Polluted? Curator Posts ambition ego fame glory michel Narcissism polluted positive leadership reward Richard Wagner toxic leadership “It is a shame that so many leaders spend their time pondering their rights as leaders instead of their awesome responsibilities as leaders.”. James C. Hunter.

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.

How Negative Thinking Creates Positive Solutions

Leadership Freak

Shooting 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? … Continue reading → Optimism pessimism Decisions Leadership Development

9 Things Positive Leaders Do

Leading Blog

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. Positivity doesn’t guarantee you will succeed, but it makes it much more likely.

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.

The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership

General Leadership

The post The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership appeared first on General Leadership. Curator Posts Human Resources influence Inquiry Leadership optimism positive change Transformation “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, determines its outcome.”. William James. On 16 October 2005, an incredible feat was achieved sixteen miles West of Denver, Colorado.

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).

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. Tough times begin to wear on people. That’s been the truth for many people lately. Layoffs. Job terminations. Trying to keep the business afloat. So much stress has been placed on the shoulders of leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is heavy. It hurts.

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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. Make your positive feedback positive, and make your negative feedback constructive.

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. Do you think that you matter at work? What do you think the majority will answer…? In November, the You Matter Marathon is being held, when participants hand out one You Matter card to one person a day to remind people that they matter.

How to Get Your Personal Brand Positioned?

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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. 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. Your success or failure impacts people differently than it does once you cross over, if you will, into positional authority.

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Unlock the Power of Positive Intent

Kevin Eikenberry

Positive intent sounds like a good idea. As we go through our day, we generally have a positive intent in what we do, right? I believe that assuming positive […]. The post Unlock the Power of Positive Intent appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. And yet, we sometimes wonder about others. We wonder about people’s motives and agendas. And the more we wonder, often the more negative our assumptions become.

Is Leadership A Position

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Ashley was excited. Her 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 [.]. Leadership Development Coaching development Leadership

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.

The Power of Positive Framing

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Power of Positive Framing appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Coaching & Developing Others Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development positive framingAn old Chinese story goes something like this. There was a farmer who tilled his fields with a single horse, until that horse escaped.

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.

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. If you are in an executive, director, or manager position, you have responsibility for managing schedules, objectives, and assets. Positions and titles can be given or offered by organizations. Definition of Position according to Meriam-Webster.

Discover The Positives Of Negative Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

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. You can discover positives in negative leadership, much like the hidden images in the logos of major brands. They’ll also look for the positive in the bad.

A Premortem: Reverse Positive Thinking for Success

Leadership Freak

A premortem is reverse positive thinking. Do premortems. A postmortem is too late. Gary Klein introduced the idea of premortems. Instead of imagining success, imagine failure. What might go wrong: A year from now,… Continue reading → Mistakes Optimism pessimism Leadership Development organizational success

How Negative Impulse Triggers Positive Response

Leadership Freak

Negative impulses are useful when they produce positive results. Redirect negative impulses toward positive actions. Great achievements emerge when negative impulses trigger positive responses. #1. Anger – Openness: Stop resisting anger. Use it… Continue reading → Accountability Anger Criticism Curiosity Personal Growth Success Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

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.

15 Reasons Positive Leaders Seem Negative

Leadership Freak

Negative leaders look in the mirror and see someone who cares. There are “good” reasons for negativity. You’re negative because… Some babies come out smiling and some come like Eeyore. It’s not an… Continue reading → Influence Optimism Personal Growth pessimism Success Leadership Leadership Development

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. Nothing is wrong. No one is at fault. It’s just that even though something was working, doesn’t mean it will work forever. This includes [.]

How Negative Leaders Become Positive Today

Leadership Freak

Become positive: #1. Imagine you’re a positive leader. Behave your way into positive leadership. #2. The immediate environment around you is your complete responsibility. Go do that. Stop saying, “Yes, but….” One reason… Continue reading → Influence Marks of leaders Success Culture Leadership Development organizational success

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.

How Positive Thinking Really Works

Leadership Freak

Positive thinking is important. But, positive thinking that results in fantasies about easy success are ridiculous. I start feeling negative when I hear, “Stop thinking negative thoughts.” Successful leaders are optimistic about success. If success… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Optimism Success Leadership Leadership Development leadership success

How to Make a Positive Lasting Impression

Lead Change Blog

In the past I have discussed how important it is to make a positive first impression. While making a good first impression is critical, it is crucial that you continue to have a positive impression on everyone you interact with. Your clients, employer and employees will appreciate your pleasant and positive demeanor the first time [.]

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.

The power of positive future-focused questions

Aspire-CS

If you want forward movement, why aren’t you asking questions that are focused on a positive future to move to? We want new positive things to think about. So put on your question and thinking hats and get busy challenging yourself to ask positive, future-focused questions. When will you start asking positive future-focused questions? The post The power of positive future-focused questions appeared first on Aspire-CS.

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. I found this out when we decided to leave our church and youth ministry positions. Leaving a leadership position isn’t easy.

How to build a positive work culture

HR Digest

The organization should develop positive work culture, and the HR department should provide the employees whatever they require to work efficiently. Having a positive workplace culture is crucial to keep the employees happy and productive at work.

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

General Leadership

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 timingGeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You!