Becoming a More Positive Influence: Be Courageous Enough to ‘Work the Angles’
Being an effective leader requires being courageous. But in what way? When I speak to groups, I will occasionally ask them: “On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being very important, how important is it that a leader or manager focus on employee morale?” I rarely get people who respond by indicating an ‘8’ or […]
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Heal Thyself and Lead from Heart, not Hurt!
Learn what Brené Brown has to say about: 1. What prevents leaders from being more effective, 2. How it is critical for leaders to become more self-aware in order to become more effective, and 3. What is required of leaders to actually move the needle on their effectiveness.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Show Appreciation
The difference between recognition and appreciation can mean the difference between being a weak positive influence and a strong positive influence on those you lead.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Improve the Lenses You Use to See the World
How we see the situations we encounter shape our ability to be a positive influence, someone that others want to follow.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Be Someone Others Want to Follow
Being an effective leader requires that we become someone others want to follow, developing and improving ourselves such that we become someone that others admire and want to follow, not because of the position we hold, but because of the person we are.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Investigate and Improve Your Why
Your goal orientation plays a driving role in your effectiveness and success as a person, parent, employee, leader, etc. Thus, if you do want to be effective and successful, it is important to question your “why.” What goal orientation do you have? If you have anything but a mastery orientation you are surely putting a limit to how effective and successful you can be.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence
According to Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves, the authors of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, they found that across over 100,000 senior executives (including 1,000 CEOs), managers, and line employees, the people in organizations that have the lowest EQ are those in the C-suite.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Are You the Villain?
Why are leaders commonly villains? They have some fears and insecurities that cause them to act in ways that are fully justified to them, but are actually damaging to those they lead.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Know How to Build Trust
If we can better understand how we evaluate trustworthiness in others, we can do a better job of managing the trust that others have in us.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Develop a Clear Self-Purpose
Of 110 people surveyed, 8% seemed to have a clear purpose for their life. It is only by having a clear self-purpose that we will be willing to: (1) put off what is best for ourselves for what is best for a higher cause, and (2) do what is right, not what is easy.