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LEADERSHIP IS A PROCESS OF SOCIAL INFLUENCE, WHICH MAXIMISES THE EFFORTS OF OTHERS TOWARDS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A SHARED GOAL.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Studies have shown that psychologically, people are smarter when they think positively.
Implementing positive practices at work helps highlight positive work purpose and fosters the creativity and innovation that are stymied by a negative or problem-focused orientation. A focus on the positive really does broaden access to valuable resources and information that could otherwise be lost. This movement transcends disciplines, so that it is applicable in operations, sales, human relationships, quality, and so forth.
Harnessing the positive helps shift the focus from what is wrong to what is extraordinary, from resolving problems to producing meaningful results. Problem solving is necessary for all leaders, of course, but it tends to consume most leaders.
Research has shown that leaders who express more positive emotions, positive behaviours, and positive attitudes draw out the same in their followers. You are perceived as more charismatic and effective when leading positively. The results not only allow you and your people to flourish but also innovate and ultimately benefit the bottom line.
To start harnessing the potential of Positive Leadership, take a hard look to see where you can start making a difference. By understanding the drivers of positive behaviour in the workplace, organisations and individuals can flourish.