No One Wants to Hear
"Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time
it loves to complain and not really change. Because if it does change then it
won't have anything to complain about."
Singer Tori Amos said this 40 years ago, yet it is still applicable to how people complain today.
much complaining do you do on a regular basis? What are your favorite topics?
The weather? Your favorite sports team? Business? The economy? The local
A more important question ... how does complaining serve you? How much
energy does it take? How much time do you spend doing it ... without even
Complaining reflects your attitudes. Your attitude is your advance person. It walks into a room before you do. It shouts what you are louder than you know. Your job as a leader is to recognize latent skills, talents and abilities of all those who look to you for leadership. Your attitudes toward yourself and others are major factors in your success. Remember ... Your words move others. Your words move you. Let your words send
everyone in the right direction.
What Leaders are Reading|
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
by Martin E. P.
Seligman - Optimists believe that defeat
is a temporary setback or a challenge--it doesn't knock them down. "Pessimism is
escapable," asserts Seligman, by learning a new set of cognitive skills that
will enable you to take charge, resist depression, and make yourself feel better
and accomplish more.
The 3 Laws of
Performance by Steve Zaffron and Dave
Logan - When a hurricane warning is announced, everyone's concerns and actions
become focused on that expectation; the hurricane essentially becomes the future
which people are "living into." Similarly, when an organization needs to
transform or make the leap to a higher level, everyone involved should be
"living into" the vision of the organization's new, improved future.