Leadership Living Well

The Benefits of Remaining Positive

Remaining positive as a leader has endless effects on the people who follow you and the organization you serve. Although some people are naturally more positive than others, it’s important to do what you can to maintain a positive attitude. Here are a few of the benefits of remaining positive as a leadership role.

Positivity is Infections

One of the very best ways to quell potential attitude problems is to have a positive attitude yourself. You need to know that how you talk about the work you do, the people you serve, and the people you work with, will stick with everyone you lead–for better or worse.

People Will Learn to Trust You Faster

Particularly in times of peril, people know that they can count on your to lead them consistently. No one feels confident about a leader who flip-flops around, particularly emotionally. When people know that they can rely on you to be a positive force, they will develop a stronger sense of trust in you as you continually deliver.

Positivity Creates a Strong Testimony

While you should always be sincere and genuine in all of your interactions, if you’re able to remain positive during difficult times, people will notice! This may open the door for meaningful faith conversations with non-believers.

Your Health Improves

Did you know that when you speak positively and focus on the positive angle of any and all problems, it changes the way you think and, some believe, even your body chemistry. Thinking positively lowers levels of stress and which reduces stress-related hormones in your body, like cortisol, which can cause damage to major organs when chronically released.

You Benefits Those Who Follow You

By demonstrating positive leadership, you’re giving an invaluable gift to those who follow you. Often in this world, people need an example of a positive leader when there is so much derision and anger going on in the world. Your actions can bless others, and, hopefully, impact generations of people to come as those you interact with today will choose to act positively around in their homes, places of work, and churches, by continuing your example.

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