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7 Principles of Transformational Leadership by Hugh Blane

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The Praising Principle

The Negative Mindset That Prevents Praising

Leaders who instill in their employees a supreme confidence in their abilities have a huge competitive business advantage. Doing so requires leaders to recognize that employees’ fears and uncertainties are normal—and that their primary job is to help convert employees’ fears into courageous next steps with praise and purification. Eliminating a leader’s negative mindset is an essential first step in the Praising Principle, as it precedes effectively addressing the reasons why employees don’t live up to their full potential.

In all of my work with executives and entrepreneurs the biggest inhibitor I’ve found to effective praising and, in turn, higher performance is not the skill ...

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