Tag: positivity and leadership

The 3 Most Important Leadership Characteristics

November 3, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

An article, titled The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day, that appeared recently at Forbes.com listed skills that for effective leaders had become part of their unconscious competence, they were so familiar and developed the leader didn’t need to think about doing them. Research is pretty consistent in telling us that our leadership capabilities are about fifty-percent preset or innate and fifty-percent learned or developed. Yet to master something requires building on your natural talent – even Michael Jordan practiced, a lot. Getting to the point that something is instinctive and can be used even under the most stressful conditions takes concentration and repetition, and if a skill doesn’t come naturally… I’m going to guess that most […]

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Effective Leadership Tools – The Importance and Value of Positivity

April 7, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

If you asked 100 people to define leadership, you’re likely to receive 100 different answers. Although extensive research has been done in recent years on the power of positivity in everyday life, and how effective it can be in business, still far too many leaders are negative or fear-based. Perhaps the most common example of this can be seen in athletic coaches; the stereotypical screamer that heaps harsh criticism on the players whenever they fail to perform to his (usually) unrealistic standards. Is this type of abusive behavior actually effective? It does change behavior. Sometimes very quickly. But there is a price to be paid. What happens when the leader doesn’t have the organizational or economic threat to the employee? […]

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