Tips To Inspire Positive Attitudes  

angeldickfuck 43M
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8/22/2006 10:04 pm
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We have all worked at jobs that don't stimulate our minds, right? You know the one, the one that you went in, did your job, went home and you figure nobody noticed what you did all day long?

We all know that a positive mental attitude can set you up for success. But do you exhibit a positive, contagious enthusiasm to the outside world, as well?

Here are some tips to help you send out a positive vibe.

1- Greet coworkers
Say hello. This may seem obvious to anyone who greets colleagues with a friendly "Good morning," but I assure you it's not as common as you think. It only takes a second to do, but you will leave an impression on your colleagues as someone who is engaging, friendly and warm.

2- Smile
This, too, may seem obvious, but so few people do it in a business setting. When you're in the office speaking to employees or making a presentation, go ahead and let a smile loose from time to time.A warm smile makes everyone feel better about themselves and the speaker. some of the most likable leaders are those who are confident about themselves, have fun with life and aren't afraid to put a broad smile on their face when appropriate.

3- Lavish praise
Praise people daily. In particular, acknowledge someone who exceeded expectations. More importantly, do it publicly! "Lavish praise on people and people will flourish; criticize people and they'll shrivel." People leave jobs for higher pay.

4- Be nice to everyone
Every day, make it a point to do something nice, and unexpected, for someone in the office, perhaps someone who typically gets little recognition.

5- Keep your cool
Use positive, optimistic language and maintain strong body language. In other words, don't pace back and forth and wring your hands. Stand strong and sound strong! You have to keep your composure, leaving others with the impression that you are always in control. The air of confidence has to come out. When you exhibit grace under pressure, it makes a positive impact on others.

6- Personalize your e-mails
When you send e-mail, nobody can read your body language. or facial expressions. It's easy to appear impersonal, blunt or arrogant. Take an extra moment to personalize your correspondence.

Here's an example. Instead of writing, "I need that report by 2 p.m.," try this instead: "It's important that this report gets done today. I would appreciate your help in reaching our 2 p.m. deadline. Does this work for you?" Yes, it's a bit more wordy, and it's important to keep e-mail short -- but not at the expense of building a strong relationship with your staff.

7- Address problems early
Take the time to resolve issues, If you're in a supervisory role, you have a greater obligation to address issues immediately. If someone confides in you.don't ignore the claim. Ask questions, investigate, have a conversation with the person in question, and document everything! Above all, create a reputation as someone who doesn't let problem fester.

8- Organize get-togethers
Employees want to know that you care more about them and their personal lives.Simply organizing get together party.after work or organizing an outing to a baseball game will go a long way toward building goodwill among peers , staff or subordinates.

Depending on our jobs, we spend more time with our co-workers than we do with our families. Feeling positive about our work place environment can also be beneficial at home too, in my opinion.

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