Becoming a More Positive Influence: Show Appreciation

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Start with Rewiring Your Brain

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Start with Rewiring Your Brain

If we have developed the wiring for a certain orientation, or if we rely upon one side of our prefrontal cortex, does that mean that we are stuck? No! We can rewire our brains to navigate life more effectively and become more of someone others want to follow.