Attitudes of Excellent Life Leadership
“Leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less.” Dr. John C. Maxwell
When we can influence someone’s internal communication skills, we can influence their attitude and therefore lead their behavior. Attitude is a powerful predecessor to every action, reaction and emotion we exhibit in life. Attitude is the result of events of our life as they are recorded in our brain. The amygdala is like a library that records facts and emotions together and these become our attitudes. When something said, heard, smelled or tasted invokes our attitude we respond, often without thinking, based on the stored facts and assigned emotions.
- The smell of cookies takes us back to grandmas kitchen on a warm summer day.
- The sound of a train whistle in the distance causes us to rush what we are doing out of fear of missing the train… even on our day off.
- The feel of warm sand, between your toes makes you happy as you recall your first trip to the beach marveling at the sun and waves.
- The sound of “that word” drives you into a rage and makes you want to slap someone across the face.
You get my point. Attitude is what we recall. Attitude is what makes many decisions for us, before we think, before we act, before we react, attitude is at work.
5 Steps to Lead Difficult Attitudes
5 Steps to Lead Difficult Attitudes is a 45-75 minute presentation and is available for your group $2,999.
The full presentation addresses attitudes in the work place, school room and family relationships.
- The top three negative attitudes – the indicators – attitudes – results of each
- The top three positive attitudes – the indicators – attitudes – results of each
- How we as leaders can recognize and redirect those attitudes using the Attitude Cycle
The following short video clip introduces and demonstrates the effect of the Attitude Cycle in the process of leading difficult attitudes.
- What are some of the common phrases you hear from someone with an attitude?
- Has anyone seen “Divergent?” The movie about the “aptitude assigned factions?”
- Have you ever noticed people who “hang together” seem to have similar behavior? Similar language? Similar attitude?
Loren presents the Attitude Cycle. (This a segment was recorded at a small group gathering of business leaders.) This material was also presented to the National PTA Convention as a 75 minute presentation called “5 Steps To Lead Difficult Attitudes.”