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Practicing Positive Communications: Successful Leadership

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To foster team spirit, breed optimism, promote resilience, and renew faith and confidence, leaders look on the bright side. They keep hope alive. They strengthen their constituents' belief that life's struggles will produce a more promising future. Such faith results from an intimate and supportive relationship, a relationship based on mutual participation in the process of renewal. In your own words, why do you think is this an important part of practicing positive communications as a leader.

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Successful leaders are those whom lead by providing a positive example. They inspire constituents to act, rather than dictate and demand conformance. They truly "walk the walk and talk the talk" by exhibiting behaviors expected of subordinates. Leaders do not view themselves as "above" directives they expect others to follow.
Positive communications are essential to being a successful leader. It is often stated that "negativity breeds negativity" and if a leader conveys to subordinates that the "glass is always half empty" - it would be likely the followers would view directives from the leader in a negative manner. For example, if a manager had to ...

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This solution is over 400 words and explains how positive communications impact a leader's ability to instill confidence and support of a directive. Several examples are provided, to show both positive and negative reactions, to how a message is delivered.