Episode 25

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29th Sep 2020

The Value of Positive Thinking

The Impact of Positive Thinking

As We Think, So We Lead

Soft skills make a difference in lives, but, too,  soft skills make a difference in the bottom line of your business. These skills are not just “nice to have” as I was once taught. They are a “need to have” if you wish to pursue success as a leader.

This is the 3rd week of hearing from 3 nursing professionals as they have shared ways during this pandemic that positive thinking as a leader has had an impact on their lives and their leadership decisions.

The story today really shines the light on the value added when a leader strategically uses positive thinking.   

#1: Ask the question. 

Amy identifies a question that allows her to pause and consider her choices. She thinks: “ How can I do this, I am having such a hard time?”

We have to face reality before we can change reality.

Identifying this question is often the pivot point of choosing a mind-set towards the abundance of what is possible away from the poverty of everything that goes against us. 

#2: Address the question

Amy chooses to move towards positive thinking. 

Research indicates that, in most circumstances, positive thinking improves problem solving and decision making, leading us to be more flexible, more innovative, and creative, and also increasingly thorough and efficient (Journal of Consumer Psychology)

Positive thinking increases our decision-making ability

It is our decisions and not our circumstances have the greatest influence on our lives.

#3: Make a decision

Amy comes to a point where she is ready to make a decision. At this point she says “Now more than ever…” She has moved from asking a question to making a decision.

#4 Recognize the role positive thinking plays in decision making

Positive thinking is a strategic choice. It is One more tool you can use with intentionality in your Leadership thinking tool kit. Don’t let it fool you. It may seem simple but your choice to add positive thinking to your strategic leadership plan can be life changing.

You can reach me at www.Healthyleadership.online. If you have been considering a leadership coach, reach out for a free call so that we can talk about how I can help you in your growth as a leader. 

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The Art of Leadership
Experienced leader, Niña Ellison, focuses on those seeking a fresh perspective into some of the hardest skills a leader will ever learn.
The Art of Leadership with Niña Ellison focuses on the soft skills of leadership, their value and the power of their influence. As a leader, if you are interested in moving from success to significance then balancing both hard and soft skills is essential! These seemingly opposing skills complement rather than compete with each other. Hard skills are demonstrated through technical expertise that results in clearly measured goals being reached. They are vital to the success of any initiative or program. On the other hand, soft skills emphasize the transformation of people more than the transaction of tasks. They highlight behavioral changes and making a difference in people’s lives. This podcast is for leaders who are seeking a fresh perspective into some of the hardest soft skills a leader will ever learn. You can connect with Nina at https://www.healthyleadership.online

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Niña Ellison

A leader with over 20 years of experience empowering others to consistently deliver excellence that results in increased growth for the leader, the team and those they serve.