Where Are You on the MOOD ELEVATOR?

by blogadmin 4. August 2017 04:49

David Novak of "Taking People With You" knows a positive environment goes a long way toward helping people to want to succeed, as opposed to just making it through the day. As a leader, people pay attention to your every move, and our moods effect how we see the world, how we relate to others, and how we are open to new ideas.

Senn Delaney uses a graphic model he calls the MOOD ELEVATOR (see below) and staying on top of it gives you the best chance of making good decisions for your team and your business. So, consider it an important part of your job.

Questions to Ask Yourself:

-Where would I place myself on the mood elevator at this moment?

-Where do I think others would place me?

-The last time I had a struggle with someone on my team, where do I think I was on the mood elevator? How might this have affected my interactions with him/her?

-What are some quick things I can do to raise my mood when I catch it sinking?

-What are some long-term things I need to think about or work on to improve my overall mood? 

Are You A Belief Magnet?

by blogadmin 26. July 2017 02:25

Those with huge positive influence understand the power of relationships, connection, and engaging others. They know that supportive, authentic, and trusting relationships are the building blocks to mutual success.

As leaders, John Maxwell encourages us to set people up for success. When you believe in them to start with, and communicate that belief, you become a magnet, drawing them to you. Then when you mentor, equip or engage with them, you are giving them the tools and experiences that keep them on the path with you. Finally, when you allow them to own the victory, you help them make yoiur belief their own.

I hope you will be a belief magnet to the people you lead, work with, and service. It increases their morale and trust because they want to be close to you. It shows them what they are capable of - increasing their self-belief. This is the ultimate transfer of leadership. 

 Personal Application:

-In relationships, conversations, and meetings, do you take the time to affirm others? If not, in what ways can you begin to do so today? With words of praise and support? Sending a card? Scheduling a lunch?

-With co-workers, colleagues, and clients, do you share what you know? How can your ideas, experiences, and innovations bring value to others? 

 

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? 

 

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