Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The First Step - Have A Positive Attitude

Our attitude affects our behavior which in turn affects our performance.  The attitude we have affects everyone around us and can contribute to the attitude they choose to display.  If you want to be surrounded by individuals with positive attitudes, the first step is to have a positive attitude yourself.

Anyone can learn how to create the attitude that will attract people to you and show your company, co-workers, and customers that you are excited and positive about your job.

Employers were asked which employees they would keep, assuming that job skills and knowledge were equal.  The most common answer was, "The ones who are determined to set a positive tone through their performance and behavior."*

Although you may not always feel at your best, no one else around you ever needs to know that.  Your ability to appear positive while on the job, even when you are not, can have many positive outcomes.
The more positive people you surround yourself with, the easier it is to maintain a positive attitude.

*Personal survey of business owners, managers, and HR professionals in the US by Connie Podesta

Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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