Paranoia. Is there a more unbecoming leadership trait? Paranoid leaders spend their days assuming negative things are bound to happen or that others are plotting against them. The sad thing about paranoid leaders is most of them didn’t start out that way. Rather, paranoia often begins with one bad experience or one failed relationship. Instead of overcoming the challenge, we become engrossed in it and believe the same bad fortune or breakdown is bound to happen again and again. (more…)
In a recent Leadership Promises daily devotional, I read that even a really introverted person will influence 10,000 people in his or her lifetime. That’s a lot of people! Of course, that influence may be fleeting, but it doesn’t minimize the impact that we can have. (more…)
Are there people who do not have a passion for anything? Is passion an essential ingredient for a successful employee? Should our employees bring the passion, or is it up to us to create it? (more…)
For some reason, positivity often gets a bad rap. In television and film, overly positive people are portrayed as airheads who are clueless as to what’s really going on. A great story around the office is usually one that gets the most laughs by vilifying the boss or rehashing an epic failure. It’s much easier to think of 100 reasons why an idea won’t work than to come up with 10 of why it will.
It’s Monday! Hopefully you’re back at the office and feeling refreshed from an exciting or relaxing weekend. But take a moment and think what you have in store for the week ahead. How do you think you will feel by Friday – tired but fulfilled from a challenging and productive week, or just…tired? (more…)