Power Of Positive Leadership

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“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of personality beyond its normal limitations” (Gordon, 2017). Leadership has become a huge part of success and failure. Why did that team lose? How come that company failed? What caused the children to act out during class without consequences for their childish actions? Most of these questions would not come about if certain people, leaders, stepped up in the time of trouble and took control of the situation. Positive leadership has become an important aspect of everyday life. Teams and organizations depend on positive leaders to look in need of help and guidance. Positive leaders openly take control of easy and …show more content…
In his book, The Power of Positive Leadership, Jon Gordon writes, “You must create a positive culture that energizes and encourages people, fosters connected relationships and great teamwork, empowers and enables for people to do their best work” (Gordon, 2017, pg. 16). He sets an example that leaders must spend time creating a culture where their team understands roles and the steps they need to take in order to make the group successful. Gordon always emphasizes that positive leaders must never give up on their team or long-term visions. For example, Nancy Koeper, retired president of UPS, built her foundation of success around positive culture. She led her team with positive interactions and improved relationships. Taking Gordon’s advice to heart, she watched as UPS flourished. All of the employees wanted to find any way possible to implement the ideas she taught to improve their work efforts and engagement towards the team (Gordon, 2017). Koeper knew what she stood for and practiced what she preached, helping herself and her team to a successful, booming UPS company. The only way she made the positive culture come to life was leading by example and living by her …show more content…
Leading a team or group of people begins when people put the ‘we’ before ‘me.’ Positive leadership does not happen by accident. Being a positive leader will not happen overnight nor by accident, it takes the will to want to step up and lead the group in the right direction towards success. The idea comes from bettering the group. It takes time and dedication to become positive leaders. Positive leaders do the ‘dirty’ work when no one else stands up and takes charge. As Jon Gordon states, “Positive leaders don’t lead in a tranquil sea of positivity but through the storms of positivity and negativity” (Gordon, 2017). Leaders know the road to success will not display all sunshine and rainbows. They know that sometimes plans fail, but they overcome them and come back with an even better solution. Ignoring the negatives in a team or organization can damage the plan. Positive leaders address the negativity, so they can transform or totally remove it. When positive leaders eliminate the negative aspects of their team or organization, they create an atmosphere where they can continue to display their best efforts as leaders (Gordon, 2017, Pg.

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