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Real Power Lies in Positivity

Tough negotiators are just that: tough. The real strength, and power, lies in positivity. I’ve been writing about the power of leadership positivity. Did you know that negotiators who strategically display an authentic positivity are more likely to gain concessions and close deals?
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Build a Positive Culture

I’ve been writing a lot on leadership positivity. And with good reason: negativity impacts families, communities, institutions and workplaces. Turnover rises, projects fail to hit their goals, and productivity falls short of expectations. But it doesn’t have to be that way; you can build a positive culture.
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Build Your Leadership Positivity

Do you have a bias for negativity? Or do you tend to be more positive? Consider these three questions:  
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The Hallmark of Great Leadership:
Authentic Positivity

We humans have a strong survival instinct that draws on our ability to spot threats. We react quickly and intensely to warning signs. But too much focus on negativity saps our energy and compromises our ability to find necessary solutions. I wrote about this in my last post, here. The hallmark of great leadership is the ability […]
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Positive Culture, Powerful Leader

It may seem near impossible to create a positive culture in the midst of negativity and discord; they have reached historic levels in our culture. Like a virus, they spread easily, even when unwarranted. But just as negativity causes myriad organizational troubles, positivity has the opposite effect. I read a study of CEOs that showed […]
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Create a Culture of Trust:
Foster Positivity and Unity

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been doing a lot of reading on future focused books, specifically what neuro-science reveals about social intelligence, the shifts (and disruptions) in technology and perspectives (“we” vs. “me”), and principles that underpin business and life. It’s pretty clear to me how leaders can create a culture of trust […]
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On Becoming a More Positive Leader

Positive leaders bring out the best in people. They have a mindset that’s encourages openness, they ask more questions, they try to discover what’s right, and build possibilities and strengths in an organization. How can you become a more positive leader? It’s not easy to go from a negative mindset to one that’s over 3 […]
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Happiness at Work Leads to High Performance

From what I’ve been reading lately (The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor), our brains are literally hardwired to perform best when they’re positive. Yet how many of us hunker down with grit and determination when we’ve got important tasks to accomplish? Maybe we need to laugh and smile more. For example, doctors who are put in […]
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