Chapter 3. Effective Leaders Are Positive

“Looking back with regrets is a dangerous and self-defeating habit because it prevents a positive attitude. Move on!”

What people learn from their successes and failures is directly related to their attitude. CEO or mail clerk, or something in between, you would do well to emulate the qualities of those who are successful in a position of leadership.

Characteristics of Successful Leaders

Let’s look for a moment at how a positive attitude influences successful leaders.

  • They have high frustration tolerance.

  • They encourage participation by others.

  • They continually question themselves.

  • They are cleanly competitive.

  • They control impulses to get even.

  • They win without exulting.

  • They lose without moping.

  • They recognize ...

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