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On all Cylinders by Ron Robinson

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CHAPTER 10

Think Positively

Leadership behaviors required for motivating the workforce include celebrating improvements and goal attainment, positive thinking, calmly correcting behavior, and being flexible in leadership styles with associates.

Thinking positively does not mean you avoid discussing and dealing with unpleasant situations and problems. It is the issue of the glass being half full or half empty. I know a leader who approaches each problem with gusto because she believes the problem will lead to a greater opportunity. I know another who tends to avoid confronting problems because he believes the problem will only get worse if it is addressed. Clearly, the leader who sees the glass half empty person gets much less accomplished than ...

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