“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” – Wade Boggs
This year I am focusing on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. This is the seventh installment of articles that focus on one specific behavior that can make a huge difference in our ability to impact the lives of others.
This month I want to talk about positive attitude. What does positive attitude have to do with being an everyday leader? A positive attitude is contagious and it has the ability to cure countless ills; everyday leaders are a catalyst for changing the negative attitudes of others. The example they set for those they work with can improve the attitude of entire teams and organizations. So, what does positive attitude look like in everyday leadership ?
It is contagious:
When you exhibit a positive attitude, it is contagious. Everyday leaders share their passion and positive attitude with others. When your attitude affects the attitudes of those around you, you have the power and influence of an everyday leader.
It is about community:
Everyone needs a sense of belonging. When you share your positive attitude with others, you create a sense of community. Everyday leaders bring others together with their optimistic outlook and a sense of contributing to something greater than themselves. When you create a sense of belonging and community , you are an everyday leader.
It influences results:
As Wade Boggs states in the quote at the beginning of this article, a positive attitude can be the spark that leads to extraordinary results. Your positive attitude can set into motion a chain of behaviors that lead to great outcomes. Your ability to impact the results of your team and organization makes you an everyday leader.
Everyday leaders share their positive attitude with others; it becomes contagious. They create a sense of community and belonging. They are able to influence the results of their team and organization through behaviors that are inspired by their positive attitude. Through the positive attitude that they share with others, everyday leaders make an impact on the lives of those around them.
How can you start sharing your positive attitude today?