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Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring Others by Maria Gonzalez

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Chapter 12

Be Positive

Being positive is an integral part of being a mindful leader. Positivity is multifaceted and includes having a can-do attitude, being of service, and being grateful. It involves being a positive force in your life, your family, your organization, your community, indeed, wherever you have the opportunity to make a difference.

One of the outcomes of being positive is that you become an inspiration to those around you. You can't set out to be inspirational; you either are or you are not in any given moment. It is an outcome of your way of being. And it's a fallacy that only a select few can be inspirational. I'm not referring to charisma, which can be consciously cultivated and manipulated. I'm talking about truly inspiring ...

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