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Leaders Are Always Positive

By October 31, 2012

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There is a reason leaders are always positive. The have a vision and are going to get there. Leaders who are always positive find being positive helps them and their teams reach those goals. Managers who want to also be leaders will want to follow this example.
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November 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm
(1) Trevor says:

This is BS.
I work in project planning and I find that one of the common difficulties is that people are constantly naive and over-optimistic, and usually in denial about the things that can go wrong, even if this involves ignoring their previous experience. The further up the management food chain they are, the more reluctant they are to face reality if it doesn’t reinforce their so called “vision”. Consequently, they make no effort to prepare and plan properly to anticipate problems and obstacles, and then take no action to prevent them or to mitigate the effects. So every problem that comes up is a crisis and the response is ad-hoc and ineffective. Minor problems escalate into train wrecks. Anyone who is realistic, cautious or pessimistic, or in some other way does not share the “vision” is ignored or expelled from the inner circle.

November 7, 2012 at 2:28 am
(2) Kishwar says:

being positive about your vision is having trust and comittment in that vision. this is a very powerful driver and always motivates employees to follow such leader. there are a lot of ‘ups an downs’ on the way to the vision and leaders apart from being positive should also be capable to critically relfect on challenges/issues and find new approaches timely to overcome pessimistic views, that is leaders have to be reflective practitioners to make their ‘positiveness’ achievable.

November 7, 2012 at 10:54 am
(3) John Stone says:

Negativism accomplishes very little. Additionally, we learn very little from one who has a negative attitude and I would even suggest that we are hesitant to follow one who displays such “behaviors.” Of course it is important to “paint” rosy pictures when things just aren’t rosy. But, one should remember, we can better handle a “non rosy” picture if we have a positive attitude about approaching it.

November 14, 2012 at 8:42 am
(4) edwin says:

Positivism and negativism are both attitudes borne out of how one sees life or circumstance. Positive people see problems and feel the pressure but they always find ways to solve them or mitigate their effects. Pessimistic people are not so. They tend to find fault in any effort and look for someone to blame. Their mind is set to think that someone, at any time, will do wrong and that any effort is doomed to fail. Now, are leaders should be positive or pessimist?

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