THE LEADERSHIP ART OF NOT REACTING TO NEGATIVE PEOPLE
Everyday, we wake up ready to EMBRACE a new day, not EMBATTLE it.
We want to be productive and have a sense of reward and fulfillment for a job well done.
We plan and map out the type of day we want.
We create the right emotional state and mindset we want before stepping out into a world of work– whether it’s an office setting with co-workers or a virtual set-up.
We have the power to decide the actions that will either make or break our day.
But as we all know and experience, there is one thing we can’t control: OTHER PEOPLE– dealing with the negativity of others.
As personal leaders, we quickly learn that an inevitable part of life and work is people bringing negative energy into our work or personal zone.
One of my clients has a sign on his desk that reads, “Don’t let 5 minutes of negativity turn into 5 hours of stress.”
One of the biggest lessons we all can learn from is the art of not reacting to negative people. And yes, I said “art” because being non-reactive takes practice, patience, and grace!
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About the Author
Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.
A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.