Do You See Problems or Opportunities?

by blogadmin 13. July 2017 03:52

When we talk about problems, we have to identify whether or not we really have one says Dennis Mannering from "Attitudes Are Contagious: Are Yours Worth Catching". He goes on to say that a problem for one person may not be a problem for another. He's observed people in similar work situations only to find that one is vibrant and energized by the challenge of their work and the other is stressed out because of the perceived insurmountable problems that they have to deal with on a daily basis. The difference?

ATTITUDE!

Furthermore, Mannering explains that problems give you a chance to live, grow and improve. Every problem is an opportunity to grow and learn. That is the only way to look at problems. No one likes problems any more than the next person, but they happen. So why not take a positive approach to them? Think to yourself, every adversity contains the possibility of an equivalent or great opportunity and every problem contains the seeds of its own solution. You will never find that seed if you allow yourself to be overwhelmed by the circumstance.  Attempting to solve problems with a POSITIVE ATTITUDE will help you grow stronger and smarter than you are today!

Personal Application:

- With what situations, in what circumstances, or with what people do you view challenges as problems rather than opportunities? What practices can you put in place today to see adversity in a positive light and act accordingly? 

 

Your Attitude Equals Power & Potential

by blogadmin 7. July 2017 02:21

We tend to believe that our performance and productivity are the most important. In fact, we find equally important is our ATTITUDE and how we interact with others. The chart below illustrates how various attitudes may impact a team:

ABILITIES + ATTITUDES = RESULT          

Great Talent + Bad Attitudes = Bad Team

Great Talent + Bad Attitudes = Average Team 

Great Talent + Average Attitudes = Good Team

Great Talent + Good Attitudes = Great Team 

(John Maxwell's "The 17 Laws of Indisputable Teamwork) 

If you want outstanding results, you need good people with great talent and aweseome attitudes. When attitudes go up, so does the potential of the team!

Personal Application:

-What is your attitude portraying to others? In what ways are you impacting and raising potential of the team? 

Start With Why

by blogadmin 9. June 2015 01:27

In his inspiring book, Start With Why, Simon Sinek drives home the importance of clarifying your WHY. The following is an excerpt from chapter five:

“It all starts with clarity. You have to know WHY you do WHAT you do. If people don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it, so it follows that if you don’t know WHY you do WHAT you do, how will anyone else? If the leader of the organization can’t clearly articulate WHY the organization exists in terms beyond its products or services, then how does he expect the employees to know WHY to come to work? If a politician can’t articulate WHY she seeks public office beyond the standard “to serve the people” (the minimum rational standard for all politicians), then how will voters know whom to follow? Manipulations can motivate the outcome of an election, but they don’t help choose who should lead. To lead requires those who willingly follow. It requires those who believe in something bigger than a single issue. To inspire starts with the clarity of why.”

Begin today by reminding yourself WHY your organization exists and WHY you do what you do. When your WHY is ingrained in all aspects of your job, your work will become meaningful and exciting, and your team will feel that too. 

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