because Positivity (+ + +) Matters
from Linked In 20 June 13 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz 12/13
Improving your Phsycological Impact.
Going forward, it appears in our best interest to encourage leaders to not only strengthen their psychological resources, but outwardly express positivity — and provide (role) model behaviors when interfacing with their employees. This in turn can enhance workplace well-being and the achievement of valued outcomes. Those leaders that “use their positivity”, may indeed have the ability to change the environment of the workplace.
· Leader selection & development. Organizations can readily assess the psychological resources possessed by candidates who will lead or manage the work of others. Furthermore, Training Opportunities for leaders can include the development of these resources (resilience & optimism, for example) and the expression of a positive mindset when interacting with their teams.
· Goal-setting. Leaders with higher levels of psychological resources (such as hope), set more robust or challenging goals — and are highly motivated to accomplish such goals. These leaders are more likely to bend with adversity and deal with failure, in stride.
· Problem management. Exhibiting behaviors which express “positivity” – when facing issues & obstacles can be critical. Leaders with stronger psychological resources are more likely to develop alternatives to meet these obstacles — a skill that can be learned by followers.
· Performance feedback. Leaders can utilize the power of feedback to build needed resources. Pausing to note accomplishments, they can build confidence, maintain energy & enhance being more out-spoken.
·Psychological capital has universal benefits. The development of psychological capital (improving your human resources), within organizations should not exclusively focus upon leaders — but those in varying roles & levels. Employees at all levels – particularly those who interface with multiple employees – have the opportunity to serve as powerful role models.
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