Search Results for: positivity

As a Leader, Are You For or Against Positivity?

Some executives assert that expressing positive emotions in the workplace denies the harsh realities of 21st-century business, in which everything is too fast-paced and competitive to dwell on people’s feelings. To some, an emphasis on positivity demotivates people to put in hard work and effort. As a leader, are you for or against positive thinking […]
Posted in communication, executive leadership, leadership, outcomes, relationships | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why We Need to Manage with a 3:1 Positivity Ratio

I’m convinced that most leaders could improve their ability to inspire great work by communicating more positive emotions. When managers communicate appreciation for what’s working instead of focusing so much on what’s wrong, they get better results. There’s plenty of research to back this up (Fredrickson, Losada), but it’s also something smart parents use with […]
Posted in career, coaching, communication, leadership | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Leadership Positivity: Yes, but…Productivity and Profits?

I read a study of CEOs that showed that positivity training could boost their productivity by 15 percent, and managers improved customer satisfaction by 42 percent. Positivity training programs have shown good results with tax auditors, investment bankers, and lawyers… and these are people who deal with a lot of negative emotions. Briefly, here’s what […]
Posted in career, coaching, executive leadership, leadership | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Positivity Zone in High Performing Teams

Positivity has attracted the attention of scientists in the last 15 years because of its link to health, long-life and success. Apparently there’s more to “being positive” than just feeling good. When practiced in business teams, it produces bottom line results. There is a specific positivity zone in which teams excel. I’m reading about the […]
Posted in coaching, collaboration, communication, relationships | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Creating a Culture of Engagement

Do you have a culture of engagement in your organization? I wrote about measuring employee engagement in my last post, here. Adopting a philosophy that puts people first, strengthens engagement, provided it’s backed by actions. In my work as a coach, I’ve seen enthusiasm skyrocket when leaders create a positive environment, promote helpfulness, value their staff, and provide the resources necessary […]
Posted in leadership | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Overcome the Odds:
Master the Leadership Superpower of Perseverance

Even Superman had his struggles—Kryptonite, for one—but as the greatest executives, leaders and super heroes know, the best superpower to overcome the odds is perseverance As I wrote in my last post, perseverance can be learned and mastered if you make the commitment and accept the challenge. Learning means taking one small step to become […]
Posted in executive coaching, leadership, learning, outcomes | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Values Impact Your Leadership Success

The problem with reminding people about core values, and how they impact your leadership success, is that it often comes across as preaching or judgmental. But given the trend in headlines, the question remains: How could so many smart people get it wrong?
Posted in leadership | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lead Beyond Your Authority:
Challenge the Status Quo

When you lead beyond your authority, the toughest test you may face is challenging the system. I’ve been writing about how to lead beyond your authority in recent posts. Your success depends on how well you influence and inspire others. You see, by questioning the status quo, you insinuate that change is needed.
Posted in executive leadership, leadership, outcomes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Build Relationships and Credibility to Lead Beyond Your Authority

Do you show genuine interest in people, and regularly communicate how much they’re valued? If so, you’re on the right track to lead beyond your authority.
Posted in executive leadership, leadership, outcomes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Risks of Working for a People Pleaser

Working for someone who is a people-pleaser may seem fairly innocuous or even desirable, but such leaders pose daunting challenges for their organizations. If you work for a people-pleaser, you most likely see the inherent problems and confess to seeking ways to maneuver around them. People-pleasing leaders have some beneficial traits, but their behaviors can […]
Posted in career, coaching, relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment