Leadership Power-Up #2—Prepare Your Attitude Daily

A Leadership Power-Up is a positive action you take to strengthen your energy, enthusiasm, and resolve for the hard work of guiding and developing others while driving results.

My all-time favorite approach for creating daily success as a leader came from a participant in one of my workshops.

I noticed every morning when I pulled in to the firm’s parking garage that she was sitting in her car, seemingly deep in thought. On the third day of the program, I asked the group what they did to set the stage for a successful day, and she immediately raised her hand.

“I take five minutes every morning before I walk through the doors to push out the stressors from yesterday and life’s headaches from this morning. Instead, I focus on how I am going to create success with every single encounter today. I envision myself driving home, confident that I focused on everyone’s issues and left every person and every situation better off than when I found it.”

When I asked the follow-on question of how it had worked for her, her response was priceless:

“Since I started doing this, I am told I am a better manager, and I feel it. I also believe my mental exercise helps me navigate the unexpected items that creep into every day. I have yet to have a perfect day where I I succeed at every encounter, but I know that my batting average has improved significantly.”

All of us learned two powerful lessons from this individual.

  1. Create success one encounter at a time.
  2. Take a few moments before you start your day to lock in a vision on how you are going to win the day.

Five minutes for a successful day is a great trade.

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By |2017-11-13T06:41:16+00:00November 13th, 2017|Leadership, Leadership Power-Ups|0 Comments

About the Author:

Art Petty is a coach, speaker and workshop presenter focusing on helping professionals and organizations learn to survive and thrive in an era of change. When he is not speaking, Art serves senior executives, business owners and high potential professionals as a coach and strategy advisor. Additionally, Art’s books are widely used in leadership development programs. To learn more or discuss a challenge, contact Art.

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