"Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers." — Robin S. Sharma
Positive people are resilient people, and the most resilient people are those who develop high value relationships. If you or someone you know needs more positivity then take action today by starting a conversation with me.
Have you ever met someone who seems to always be the life of the party? They're outgoing, friendly, and more than happy being in the spotlight?
According to the D I S C behavior model, these friendly, outgoing people make up about 11% of the population and tend to operate using the Influencing behavior style, which focuses on people and relationships.
As mentioned last week, all behavior is motivated, and the Influencing behavior style is no different, which is motivated by the fear of rejection and the loss of approval. This fear is exactly why these folks place so much emphasis on relationships...to avoid rejection!
"I" people are great to have around because they are the encouragers who value meaningful experiences with others, helping to maintain a positive vibe. So when you find an Influencing person, help them to let their gold shine by being friendly towards them, compliment them, acknowledge their accomplishments, and listen to them sincerely instead of planning what to say next. If you do, you'll find that their best selves will shine through which will benefit everyone!
Jonas Cain is an instructional designer, facilitator of fascination, and purveyor of positivity—helping to initiate and manage positive change for individual, team, and community growth.