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Positive Leadership – “Whether You Believe You Can, Or You Can’t, You Are Right” – Henry Ford

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

–By Schon Beechler

In Monday’s blog I wrote about our natural tendency to come to snap judgments about other people and external events.  But it’s not just others we judge – we do this to ourselves as well.  Most of us have a running monologue inside our heads with our explanations for what’s happened in the past and our expectations for the future.  Some of our “self talk” has an overly positive bias in the form of over-confidence and lack of humility. These judgments are detrimental since they can lead us to take unnecessary risks and to alienate others. At the same time, many of us color our internal world with an overly negative brush – questioning or beating ourselves up. That’s an even bigger problem – but something you can change. (more…)

Positive Leadership – Stopping the Rush to Judgment and Finding the Good in Others

Monday, February 28th, 2011

- By Schon Beechler

I was recently traveling to India for business and boarded my flight from JFK, not looking forward to the 16 hour journey. I arrived at my seat and saw that my seat-mate, a man in his 50s or so, was already there. I smiled and said hello as I put my carry-on baggage away and settled in. But the man never looked up or acknowledged me in any way.  I immediately thought,”What an ass! Why do I have to sit next to an unpleasant guy all the way to India?”