“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
Successful leaders seek the positive in others and are able to attract and retain people, achieve results, and make the world a better place. Seeking the positive does not make you a Pollyanna – it does make you an uncommon and accomplished leader.
A real leader who has real success, Robert W., has built a strong company by staying on the positive path:
- focusing on the bold goals
- rewarding achievement
- helping others to see the vision
- celebrating the uniqueness of each individual
- seeing others shortcomings with humor and humanity
- maintaining a focus on the performance and not personality
“Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,” he said wisely one day, “but people don’t know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Those who are in the position of leading and developing others understand the wisdom of these quotes. Because you get the insight, you are able to develop high performers, a positive team environment, and continually adapt your style to bring out the best in others.
What the heck, be positive, create a better experience for all!