Are you a leader that everyone looks to you for guidance and direction? Do you possess a positive view of who you are and what you can accomplish? Does that result in a positive vision that you communicate to your staff?
Sometimes leaders can get caught up in negative thinking patterns. When the economy has taken a hit, you might be facing a staff that’s feeling disgruntled and put upon. You’ve been asked to do more with less. Less staff, less money, less autonomy, less of everything.
While it’s always a struggle to stay positive, a true leader needs to develop the mental muscles to remain positive even when facing multiple challenges. Don’t let the naysayers or obstacles sap your emotional energy. What’s one good that you can focus on today?
All the successful leaders I’ve worked with power ahead, despite being tired and overworked. Where does that reserve come from? A desire to succeed — a passion to overcome challenges — a competitive spirit.
That’s the magic juice for unlocking your potential for a positive vision.