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A Great Source of Power for You

Would you like more power?Is gathering influence something that you value?You can gain that in many ways. Certainly, one way is to get promoted to a higher level job title. That does bring increased power. But, not enough, does it? You still want more. We all want more. We want as much agency and autonomy and independence as we can get. Here's something you have absolute power over. You control this completely, and when you control it effectively it dramatically increases your power:Your attitude.How you look at the world. How you feel about your self. How you apply positive principles to persistent problems. Your attitude is more powerful than your job title.You attitude is more powerful than any problem.Your attitude is a great source of power for you -- when you keep it compassionate, clear, courageous, and creative.Tap into THAT power -- it is inexhaustible.-- doug smith



High Performance Leaders Stay Positive

Stay positive, not because it's easy but because it opens many more possibilities.-- doug smith

Should A Leader Be Positive or Negative?

Have you ever worked with a negative leader? Someone who leads by arguing, yelling, insulting, and pushing people around is a negative leader. Also, a leader who says mostly negative things like "what's wrong with you?" or "how many times do I have to tell you?" or "just do what I say because you can't figure it out otherwise" is negative.Oddly, sometimes a negative leader will get the immediate reaction desired. People might jump into place. Employees might try harder. But that's a temporary result. Negative leaders drive people away.The trouble with skepticism is its power to increase certainty without increasing accuracy and then allowing a negative notion to create a negative outcome.It can be more work to stay positive. It takes practice. It takes the ability to pause when someone on your team says something unbelievably incorrect. But do make that effort.Should a leader be positive or negative? Given the choice of which kind of leader to…