September 2, 2015 3 Comments
By Linda Fisher Thornton
Positive leadership is a new term that is popping up regularly in articles. What does it mean? What kind of leadership do we describe as positive?
What is Positive Leadership?
Positive leaders stay grounded in ethical values and use a human growth mindset. They are fixed and flexible at the same time, never straying from ethics but always willing to change with the times.
The Basis? Positive Ethical Values
The Assumption? People Will Do Amazing Things if We Intentionally Bring Out Their Best
The Goal? Lead in Ways That Bring Out People’s Best Capabilities
The Culture? Respectful, Transparent and Supportive
The Leadership? Encouraging, Available, Contributing to People’s Success and Well-Being, Helping People Be Co-Owners of the Organization’s Success, Helping Them Learn and Grow, Helping Them Reach Their Potential.
The Interactions? Net Positive (Many more positive than negative interactions)
Positive leaders extend a welcome to all stakeholders and help them discover their possibilities, capabilities and contributions.
What is the essence of being a positive leader? Focusing on the best in others while working on becoming the best of ourselves.
The Impact of Positive Leadership, Gallup Business Journal
Positive Organizational Behavior in the Workplace: The Impact of Hope, Optimism and Resilience, Carolyn M. Youssef, Fred Luthans, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, unl.edu
The Power of Positive Communication, The University of Arizona
Prepare Your Leaders For Ethical Leadership Future – Help Them Learn To See Through The 7 Lenses®.
Includes case examples and questions.
LeadinginContext.com Unleash the Positive Power of Ethical Leadership®
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