Tag: Influences

Positive Leadership

We cannot escape the abundance of negative and toxic people, activities, or news.

The choice is ours to allow or not allow this negative and toxic element to take up residence in our mind.

Robert Tew makes this suggestion, “Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.”

Consider four ideas: 1) Avoid as much as possible, 2) Learn to walk away or turn it off, 3) Find positive people to spend time with daily, and 4) Be the most enthusiastic person you know.

The choice is ours to make, but leadership cannot thrive when the mind dwells on negative and toxic influences (cf. Phil. 4:8).

Positive Leadership

Our world is immersed in negativity.

We experience it in our schools, work, home, and the church. Just writing these words comes across as negative, so how can we turn it around and maintain a positive focus?

1) Spend time with positive people. Use the time God gives us to be with positive influences.

2) Stop and think. Decide to only say something that builds up others in a positive way.

3) Eliminate excuses. What we say and do is the result of a choice. Choose the positive.

4) Be the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. A positive attitude is contagious.

Find a positive way to lead that is worth your time. (See Philippians 4:8)