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Positive leadership changes the world, one leader at a time

  • Nov 28, 2018
  • Lindsey Steck
Jon Gordon EntreCon 2018 Jon Gordon EntreCon 2018
Positivity. It’s an interest topic, isn’t it? 

Some people think they have it, some people know they don’t, but do people really understand the value and direct impact that a positive person can have on one another?

Jon Gordon states that in just one year, one person will influence 80,000 people. So, let’s each take a moment to add a little good into this world. 

Discover how and why positive leaders transform teams and organizations, and in turn, change the world:

1. Positive Leaders Drive Positive Culture: Positive culture keeps employees happy and engaged, decreases employee turnover and improves workplace relationships. 

2. Don’t Focus on the Fruit, focus on the Root: Oftentimes, we focus on the outcome and not the process. Create a culture where people are on a mission to do more than just “get the job done.” By focusing on the root, the fruit will be 10x as abundant.

3. Find Leaders with a Shared Vision: Leaders that know and understand their vision, have the power to make that vision come true. Did you know that most people quit a marathon on the 20th mile? They’re mentally exhausted, not physically. Make sure your leaders ALL have that zoom focus and run with it. 

4. Lead with Optimism, Lead with Belief: The keys to success are to stay positive and never stop. The number one factor of success is grit – it is the glue that holds the team together and powers us forward. 

So how do we nurture leaders and continue down a positive path?  By the four C’s:

•  Communicate: Most teams break down because of poor communication, where there’s a void negativity creeps in, fill that void. Looking for a great learning opportunity to get your entire team communicating and connecting? Join us Dec. 13 for our MBS Communications Workshop!

•  Connect: It’s not just about surface level communication, it’s about authentic connections; everyone wants a committed team, but you must have connection first. The best way to connect past a surface level with your team? Be authentic. 

•  Commitment: As a leader you must commit to your team, because commitment honors commitment. Remember, “we before me” is the best rule of thumb.

•  Care: Leaders who care develop teams that care. Imagine if we added an extra 1% more each day? We have all the time to do the things that matter most, so make caring for your team from the heart a priority. 

So, there you have if folks: The power of positive leadership from the amazingly talented best-selling author and keynote speaker, Jon Gordon.  EntreCon was an incredible 2 ½ days of learning and growing.  If you couldn’t join us and didn’t receive a copy of Mr. Gordon’s book, you can always buy it on Amazon. 

Remember, we are in charge of how we feel and how we treat others. Today and every day, choose positivity.

About the Author: 
Lindsey Steck, Visit Pensacola
Lindsey Steck joined Visit Pensacola in 2017 and is currently serving as a marketing associate. She specializes in public relations and integrated marketing and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Public Relations Association Pensacola Chapter.

Steck earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of West Florida in 2016. Previously, she served in corporate communications for the Kansas City Chiefs, athletic communications for the University of West Florida and political communications for Florida House on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

She is actively involved in the community as a member of the Junior League of Pensacola and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. A Pensacola native, Steck enjoys hosting dinner parties, traveling, paddle boarding, and NFL football in her spare time.

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