#review&reflect: Taking a Look Back to Take a Step Forward with Positivity

This is TheSchoolHouse302 monthly #review&reflect, wrapping up our focus on positivity.

What skills do I need to master to be more positive to lead better and grow faster

Review: This month’s focus on positivity was anchored by a simple strategy we use titled RAP: Routine Acts of Positivity. In order to develop a positive culture that recognizes the work of those you lead to soar to greater heights, you have to embrace four critical musts: 1. Lift Others; 2. Appreciate Others; 3. Celebrate Others; 4. Inspire others. For a better understanding of how to incorporate RAP into your daily routine as a leader, read more here.

Reflect: Being positive requires a conscientious desire to recognize others and celebrate the great work being done each day. As Jon Gordon reminds us, “It is the culture you create that is going to determine whether your players perform and execute.”

As a leader, do you routinely recognize those you lead to build a culture of excellence?

What should I read to continually learn and grow if I want to be a more positive leader?

Review: In our #readthisseries we featured the work of Jon Gordon. There are numerous authors on the subject of positivity, but we find Jon’s work inspiring and aligned to our vision of getting to simple to lead better and grow faster. The three books we featured are:

The Positive Dog

The No Complaining Rule

The Power of Positive Leadership

You can’t miss our #readthisseries on positive leadership. Watch it again here.

Reflect: Am I a positive person? Am I someone others want to be around? As a leader, am I someone others want to follow?

Great leaders have learned that positivity is not a random act or something they do occasionally, rather it is who they are and how they live. RAP is the stepping stone to for positive leadership.

What does an expert have to say about the power of positivity?

Review: For our #onethingseries, we interviewed best selling author and speaker Jon Gordon. As an expert on positivity and someone who has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies, sports teams, and school districts, Jon gives incredible insight into leading and living with a positive mind. Jon provides us with a keen outlook on how to lead with positivity with the sole desire to reach your goals. Listen here.

Reflect: Are you truly the captain of your life or are you a victim of circumstance?

That’s our #review&reflect for positivity. Take a look back to take a step forward.

TheSchoolHouse302 is about getting to simple and maximizing effective research-based strategies that empower individuals to lead better and grow faster.

Please let us know how our leadership posts are working for you, what you are reading to improve yourself, and your thoughts on leadership and growth here on our blog and Twitter.

Joe & T.J.

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