Negativity in the workplace can be annoying. No one wants to hear someone spew negative thoughts for 40 hours a week. Did you know that it can affect your productivity and overall health as well? Studies have shown that workplace whiners can affect their coworkers thought processes, leading to problems focusing on a task, making good decisions, and disrupting the learning process. All of this can lead to stress, which can then in turn cause physical health problems. In short, use these leadership tips to deal with complaining coworkers before they turn you into one of them.
Have you ever had a day when things just don’t go your way? In life, there is certainly discouragement and disappointment. If you want to be a good leader, pick your head up and start looking for your next steps. You may be pleasantly surprised to find something even better just around the corner.
“Good leaders,” it’s been said, “create an organization with a purpose that rises above the bottom line; great leaders go a step further, finding ways to leverage the passion of each employee in order to create incentives that transcend financial rewards.”5
Warren G. Bennis revolutionized good leader techniques in American industry. He was the U.S. Army’s youngest infantry officer in the European Theater of Operations during World War II, and he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Have you ever been thrown a curve ball? Maybe personally or professionally? While unexpected, often good things can come from these kinds of circumstances. Relax, see it, adjust, wait. And gain an experience for the next time you’re up to bat.
A survey of more than seven thousand American workers found that only 45 percent of workers say they are satisfied or extremely satisfied with their jobs. “At the same time, a much lower number actually feel very ‘engaged’ by their jobs. Only 20 percent feel very passionate about their jobs; less than 15 percent agree that they feel strongly energized by their work; and only 31 percent (strongly or moderately) believe that their employer inspires the best in them.”1
When someone has integrity, they know the right thing, say the right thing & do the right thing. Whether you are an heir to the throne or work a normal 9-5 job, your level of integrity is a reflection of who you are.