EVERYDAY LEADERS: POSITIVE ATTITUDE

positive_attitude_in_bright_colors_poster-re8ea3dd400b64ceb8c0c376f6ca283a0_zuv_8byvr_324“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” – Wade Boggs

This year I am focusing on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. This is the seventh installment of articles that focus on one specific behavior that can make a huge difference in our ability to impact the lives of others.

This month I want to talk about positive attitude. What does positive attitude have to do with being an everyday leader? A positive attitude is contagious and it has the ability to cure countless ills; everyday leaders are a catalyst for changing the negative attitudes of others. The example they set for those they work with can improve the attitude of entire teams and organizations. So, what does positive attitude look like in everyday leadership?

It is contagious:

When you exhibit a positive attitude, it is contagious. Everyday leaders share their passion and positive attitude with others. When your attitude affects the attitudes of those around you, you have the power and influence of an everyday leader.

It is about community:

Everyone needs a sense of belonging. When you share your positive attitude with others, you create a sense of community. Everyday leaders bring others together with their optimistic outlook and a sense of contributing to something greater than themselves. When you create a sense of belonging and community, you are an everyday leader.

It influences results:

As Wade Boggs states in the quote at the beginning of this article, a positive attitude can be the spark that leads to extraordinary results. Your positive attitude can set into motion a chain of behaviors that lead to great outcomes. Your ability to impact the results of your team and organization makes you an everyday leader.

Everyday leaders share their positive attitude with others; it becomes contagious. They create a sense of community and belonging. They are able to influence the results of their team and organization through behaviors that are inspired by their positive attitude. Through the positive attitude that they share with others, everyday leaders make an impact on the lives of those around them.

How can you start sharing your positive attitude today?

© 2018 Liz Stincelli

 

I am passionate about recognizing and inspiring the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I focus on helping organizations change attitudes, change communication dynamics, improve collaboration and problem-solving, engage employees, and strengthen organizational culture. I am the author of “Overcoming Barriers in Your Leadership”. I am a Certified Trainer with StephenK Leadership. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

Learn more about me by visiting my website, stincelliadvisors.com and connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at stincelliadvisors@gmail.com.

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EVERYDAY LEADERS: MENTORSHIP

Mentorship“If you ask most smart or successful people where they learned their craft, they will not talk to you about their time in school. It’s always a mentor, a particularly transformative job, or a period of experimentation or trial and error.” – Ryan Holiday

This year I am focusing on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. This is the sixth installment of articles that focus on one specific behavior that can make a huge difference in our ability to impact the lives of others.

This month I want to talk about mentorship. What does mentorship have to do with being an everyday leader? Everyday leaders share their knowledge and experience with others. Their support makes a difference to those who associate with them. So, what does mentorship look like in everyday leadership?

Experience:

When you share your knowledge and experience with others, you become a mentor. Mentorship is a great example of everyday leadership. Investing in the growth of others is one of the foundational responsibilities of leadership. When you mentor others, you help them grow.

Support:

Everyone need to know that someone is standing by him or her. Mentors provide support and encouragement to others. When you support others, you gain the ability to inspire and influence others, which makes you an everyday leader.

Example:

You mentor others through the example that they see you set. Whether than not you realize it, someone is always watching. When you set a positive example for others to follow, you become an everyday leader.

Everyday leaders are happy to share their knowledge and experience to benefit others. They offer the encouragement and support that earns them the trust and respect of others. They keep in mind that someone is always watching and set a positive example that is worth following. Through the value they place on helping others grow, everyday leaders make an impact on the lives of those around them.

How can you start being a mentor today?

 

© 2018 Liz Stincelli

 

I am passionate about recognizing and inspiring the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I focus on helping organizations change attitudes, change communication dynamics, improve collaboration and problem-solving, engage employees, and strengthen organizational culture. I am the author of “Overcoming Barriers in Your Leadership”. I am a Certified Trainer with StephenK Leadership. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

Learn more about me by visiting my website, stincelliadvisors.com and connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at stincelliadvisors@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVERYDAY LEADERS: INTEGRITY

integrity_shutterstock_195219983“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley

This year I am focusing on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. This is the fifth installment of articles that focus on one specific behavior that can make a huge difference in our ability to impact the lives of others.

This month I want to talk about integrity. What does integrity have to do with being an everyday leader? Everyday leaders serve as an example to others. Their attitude and approach to life are contagious. So, what does integrity look like in everyday leadership?

Be authentic:

When you have integrity, others see authenticity in your words and actions. You become an everyday leader when those around you know and trust you. Your integrity allows you to have a positive influence on your colleagues.

Show you care:

When you have integrity, you truly care about others. Everyday leaders are not only interested in the lives of those around them, they care about them. They invest of themselves in the personal and professional growth and development of others and always offer a shoulder to lean on.

Set the example:

Your integrity sets a good example for others to follow. There are poor examples of behavior and leadership everywhere we turn. Everyday leaders break the mold of poor, selfish, and inauthentic behavior and set an example of integrity and trust.

Everyday leaders are authentic in their words and actions. They truly care about others and invest in their growth and development. They set an exceptional example for others to follow. Through the value they place on integrity, everyday leaders make an impact on the lives of those around them.

 

How can you start being an example of integrity today?

 

 

© 2018 Liz Stincelli

 

I am passionate about recognizing and inspiring the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I focus on helping organizations change attitudes, change communication dynamics, improve collaboration and problem-solving, engage employees, and strengthen organizational culture. I am the author of “Overcoming Barriers in Your Leadership”. I am a Certified Trainer with StephenK Leadership. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

Learn more about me by visiting my website, stincelliadvisors.com and connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at stincelliadvisors@gmail.com.

EVERYDAY LEADERS: INSPIRE

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAelAAAAJDNhY2JlNWJkLTMxN2ItNGJmNC05NzcyLWI3ODEwNjJlYWE5YQ“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.” – Robin S. Sharma

This year I am focusing on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. This is the fourth installment of articles that focus on one specific behavior that can make a huge difference in our ability to impact the lives of others.

This month I want to talk about inspiration. What does inspiration have to do with being an everyday leader? Everyday leaders serve to inspire others. They share their passion, their vision for the future, and they set an inspirational example for others to follow. So, what does inspiration look like in everyday leadership?

Share your passion:

When you are passionate about the work you do; your vision of the future; and your dedication to your values, you have a level of energy that is contagious. As an everyday leader, you can share your passion with others. When they see the energy it provides you, it just might inspire them to find their own passion.

Something bigger:

We all want to feel that we are an important part of something that is bigger than ourselves. When, as an everyday leader, you help others see the big picture; the meaning behind the work; and the value that their contribution brings, you inspire a strong attitude of teamwork. This teamwork builds relationships, trust, and loyalty that benefits every member individually as well as the team as a whole.

Higher standards:

When you set high standards for yourself, you set a wonderful example for those who are watching you. There is nothing more inspirational than seeing someone commit to their values whole-heartedly. Let those around you see your light and your energy as a beacon that inspires them to reach further than they ever dreamt possible.

Everyday leaders inspire others by providing a view of the future, an energy level, and a positive example that lifts those around them. They share their passion, their belief in working toward something bigger than themselves, and they live as an example of dedication to values through the higher standards they set. Through sharing their inspiration, everyday leaders make an impact on the lives of those around them.

How can you start being an inspiration to others today?

 

© 2018 Liz Stincelli

 

I am passionate about recognizing and inspiring the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I focus on helping organizations change attitudes, change communication dynamics, improve collaboration and problem-solving, engage employees, and strengthen organizational culture. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

Learn more about me by visiting my website, stincelliadvisors.com and connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at stincelliadvisors@gmail.com.

EVERYDAY LEADERS: ENCOURAGEMENT

powerofEncouragement1“If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it – young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous – is changed by it.” – John C. Maxwell

 

This year I am focusing on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. This is the third installment of articles that focus on one specific behavior that can make a huge difference in our ability to impact the lives of others.

This month I want to talk about encouragement. What does encouragement have to do with being an everyday leader? It is the encouragement of everyday leaders that cheers us on when we are on the verge of giving up. This encouragement shows us that we are not alone, that others have confidence in us, and that someone truly cares and stands behind us. So, what does encouragement look like in everyday leadership?

You are on their side:

In the depth of our struggles, it is easy to feel like we are alone. The everyday leader is a comrade to those who are feeling cast-aside as if they were one against the world. When you encourage others, you show them that they have someone on their side who is rooting for them.

You can see beyond the obstacles:

When the going gets tough, it can be hard to see beyond the obstacles. The everyday leader sees and shares the hope and opportunity that exists in every situation. When you encourage others, you can share with them the view from beyond the obstacles they are facing.

You are vested in their success:

Sometimes it feels as though everyone and everything is working against us. The everyday leader wants to see everyone around them succeed and they are willing to give of themselves in the service of others. When you encourage others, you show them that you are truly vested in their success.

As John Maxwell pointed out in the quote at the beginning of this article, encouragement changes others. Encouragement allows everyday leaders to provide the support and hope to those around them that makes a real difference not only in their lives, but in who they are. Through their encouragement, everyday leaders make an impact on the lives of those around them.

 

How can you start encouraging others today?

 

 

© 2018 Liz Stincelli

 

I am passionate about recognizing and inspiring the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I focus on helping organizations change attitudes, change communication dynamics, improve collaboration and problem-solving, engage employees, and strengthen organizational culture. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

Learn more about me by visiting my website, stincelliadvisors.com and connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at stincelliadvisors@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVERYDAY LEADERS: EMPATHY

21199InFocus3“When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” – Stephen Covey

This year I am focusing on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. This is the second installment of articles that focus on one specific behavior that can make a huge difference in our ability to impact the lives of others.

This month I want to talk about empathy. What does empathy have to do with being an everyday leader? It is the empathy of everyday leaders that disarms the defensive and negative attitudes of those around them. It shows the support and understanding that lifts spirits and gives strength when the going gets tough. So, what does empathy look like in everyday leadership?

Seeing through the eyes of others:

It’s easy to see things only from your point of view. When you take the time to see situations and circumstances through the eyes of others, you are better able to understand where they are coming from; why they have the opinions they have, and what factors may be impacting their attitudes and actions. Seeing things from our own perspective leads to biased opinions, actions, and decisions. So many conflicts and misunderstandings stem from an inability to see things from different perspectives. When we develop and exercise this skill, we gain the trust and respect of those we work with. They know that we are able to be unbiased in our evaluation of them and their situation.

Stepping in their shoes:

Just like seeing through the eyes of others, stepping in their shoes gives us a better understanding of who they are. It is easy to judge and make assumptions from the outside looking in; standing in someone else’s shoes can put things in perspective. We never know what someone is going through until we take the time to really find out. When we put forth the time and effort to gain insight into someone else’s inner world, it shows we care. And, everyone needs to know that they are worth caring about.

Setting an example of courage and support:

We all have moments when we feel weak and alone. Everyday leaders truly empathize with others; they show the courage to stand by and support those who need it the most. Their example sets the tone for others to follow. Imagine how every member of a team can thrive when there is an environment of support and understanding.

Empathy allows us to help set others up for success. Everyone struggles, faces obstacles, and feels excluded on occasion. Everyday leaders create an environment of inclusion and support where every member of the team can succeed. Through their empathy, everyday leaders make an impact on the lives of those around them.

How can you start showing empathy today?

 

 

© 2018 Liz Stincelli

 

I am passionate about recognizing and inspiring the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I focus on helping organizations change attitudes, change communication dynamics, improve collaboration and problem-solving, engage employees, and strengthen organizational culture. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

Learn more about me by visiting my website, stincelliadvisors.com and connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at stincelliadvisors@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVERYDAY LEADERS: COURAGE

Do-You-Have-The-Courage-to-Price-High“Success in not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

This year I want to focus on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. Each month I will post an article focused on one specific behavior that can make a huge difference in our ability to impact the lives of others.

This month I want to talk about courage. What does courage have to do with being an everyday leader? Well, the courage of everyday leaders can help those around them get through the tough times and sets an example of strength and character for others to follow. What does courage look like in everyday leadership?

Standing up for what is right:

Not everyone has the courage to stand up for what is right. This is especially true when it means speaking out when someone in a position of authority is mistaken, wrong, or just being hard-headed. Everyday leaders are willing to put their neck on the line to stand up for what is right even when other team members turn a blind eye.

Persevering under pressure:

We get tired; the pressure starts to wear us down. Persevering under pressure takes courage. When others see us hanging-in-there, they know that they too can do it. Everyday leaders have a positive attitude and know that the stress and pressure will pass in good time. Their outlook helps others to keep their head to the grindstone and push through to the other side.

Picking yourself and others up after failure:

We all hate to fail; it is a blow to our ego. Admitting our mistakes, picking ourselves up, and moving forward takes courage. It takes even more courage to pick someone else up and support them when it is not us who has failed. Everyday leaders find the upside to failure. They admit to mistakes and quickly move on having learned a valuable lesson. They help take the fear of failure out of others so that, while everyone stumbles, no one ends up down for the count.

When even one team member exhibits courage in the face of obstacles, everyone benefits. Everyday leaders stand up for themselves and others, when under pressure they persevere and set an example for others to follow, and they demonstrate that failure is not fatal but an opportunity to grow. Through their courage, everyday leaders make an impact on the lives of those around them.

How can you start being courageous today?

 

 

© 2018 Liz Stincelli

 

I am passionate about recognizing and inspiring the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I focus on helping organizations change attitudes, change communication dynamics, improve collaboration and problem-solving, engage employees, and strengthen organizational culture. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

Learn more about me by visiting my website, stincelliadvisors.com and connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at stincelliadvisors@gmail.com.