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Positive Leadership In The Workplace

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Presented at the Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres; Futures Conference, Blue Mountain, Ontario; October 21, 2010

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Positive Leadership In The Workplace

  1. 1. Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres Conference Presentation Provided by: Debra Swan Community Consulting Debra Swan, Facilitator Blue Mountain, Ontario October 21, 2010 Positive Leadership in the Workplace©
  2. 2. Positive Leadership in the Workplace©  What are your buttons?  How do you react when they are pushed?  What can you do proactively to control your buttons and self regulate quickly?  How will you use this within your team setting?  How can you help your team members self regulate when their buttons are pushed?
  3. 3. Positive Leadership in the Workplace© FORMING STORMING NORMING PERFORMING
  4. 4. COMMUNICATION “The act of transmitting or imparting knowledge.” “To exchange or transmit thought.” “The transmission of ideas.” Funk &Wagnalls Standard Desk Dictionary 1977 Positive Leadership in the Workplace©
  5. 5. DISRESPECT “A lack of regard for and appreciation of worth, honour and esteem.” “A lack of demeanor or deportment indicating deference or courteous regard.” Funk &Wagnalls Standard Desk Dictionary 1977 Positive Leadership in the Workplace©
  6. 6. Positive Leadership in the Workplace© ASSUMPTION “Something taken for granted; a supposition.” Funk &Wagnalls Standard Desk Dictionary 1977
  7. 7. Positive Leadership in the Workplace© PRINCIPLES OF POSITIVE THINKING  Identify the positive in the situation  Look for ways to build on the positive, using the strengths to find solutions  Reframe  Use positive past experiences as a guide  Reach from outside the box  Try something different  Reflect, reframe, revise
  8. 8. Positive Leadership in the Workplace© SCENERIO BRAINSTORMING  Identify the positive in the situation  Using the positive, how would you handle the situation?  Upon reflection, why do you think the situation is occurring? Is it a symptom? If so, of what?  What can you do to be proactive so that there is a long term solution?
  9. 9. Positive Leadership in the Workplace© LEADING THE WAY- WHAT EVERY GOOD LEADER KNOWS  When you work with people, you are working with personalities  You cannot change a personality, but you can influence a person  You cannot change the past, but you can affect the future  Reflect what you expect  To be challenged is inevitable; to be defeated is optional
  10. 10. Positive Leadership in the Workplace© MAKING POSITIVE THINKING INSTINCTIVE SUMMARY  It takes practice to get it right  Repetition leads to instinctive reaction  Don’t sweat the small stuff – stay positive  It can and will affect your life
  11. 11. 705-627-5303 or 506-575-2644 debra@swancommunityconsulting.com Debra Swan Community Consulting

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