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How to implement effecitve, magnetic leadership by applying asset-based thinking and shifting your mindset from the negative to the positive Lead Positive takes the fundamentals of Asset-Based Thinking (ABT) and turns them into a playbook for successful leadership. ABT is a simple mindset management process that shows people how to make small shifts in perception and thinkHow to implement effecitve, magnetic leadership by applying asset-based thinking and shifting your mindset from the negative to the positive Lead Positive takes the fundamentals of Asset-Based Thinking (ABT) and turns them into a playbook for successful leadership. ABT is a simple mindset management process that shows people how to make small shifts in perception and thinking to achieve great results. Cramer shows leaders how to apply ABT to shift their attention away from what is negative and learn to intentionally shine the spotlight on the positive, beneficial facts of a situation. As they make this mental shift from negative to positive aspects, they improve their optimism, empathy, and confidence. When their mindset zooms in on what is strong, valuable, and possible, what they say and do is far more likely to inspire others to action. In short, ABT helps leaders shift internally so they can excel externally. Lead Positive weaves neuroscience and positive psychology to create effective leadership strategies....

Title : Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do
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Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do Reviews

  • Jane
    2019-03-14 18:01

    Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do – Kathryn D. Cramer Ph.D. I have to admit the first thing that attracted me to this book was the title Lead Positive. Who doesn't want to lead or be led through positive acts and behaviors! I expected to be treated to an organized list of dos and don’ts for projecting wisdom and doling out positive emotion in the board rooms as well as the cafeterias across the continent.  I got that, and so much more. I tend to be a positive thinker and am often disillusioned by colleagues and managers whose negativity shows through like sharp prongs on a glass surface. The first thing I learned from Lead Positive is that humanly speaking there is a natural tendency for bias toward negativity caused by parts in our brains that are quickly triggered to “avoid harm” while the part to “pursue rewards” is slower to react. Now before I lose you on that lesson in neural circuitry, the book goes onto explain clearly and in detail how to circumvent negativity and use tools that build a framework of positive influence and actions through Asset Based Thinking (ABT). Lead Positive takes the fundamentals of ABT and turns them into a practical playbook designed for leaders. We are primed for deficit thinking but to ‘lead positive’ we need to train ourselves to engage the parts of our brain that make the best out of negative situations. A major thread running throughout this book builds a progression of positive thought of See > Say > Do which becomes a self-reinforcing system. I’ve selected a few of the roadmaps and key points to illustrate how we can all become ABT leaders who Lead Positive. These important factors are emphasized in ABT:• Focus on what you will gain in a situation rather than what you will lose• See your strengths in greater measure than your weaknesses• Observe the best efforts and attitudes of people at least 5 times more than you notice their shortcomings. Focus on the Present – Find the good in what is going on right now.  Lead Positive promotes this Asset Based Thinking (ABT) exercise as Scan-Snap-Savor. For this exercise, take about 90 seconds to break it down.• Scan – Look for the positive facts in current situations. Consider strengths, skills, capabilities, and attitudes of self, others, and situations.• Snap – Commit to memory that image complete with sensory detail. Leadership ability to inspire others and visualize yourself doing that. Visualize the roles of your staff and their penchant toward excellent customer service, patience with irritating circumstances. Picture positive images of trends that have recently shown up on your Facebook page or Google Analytics. • Savor – Just as it implies turn those images into lasting positive experiences. Let the experience sink in – use this energetic pause to reflect on the positive.A few chapters further into the book Dr. Cramer describes three assets you can leverage when you speak.  Substance, Sizzle, Soul • Substance refers to the content of what you say; it’s your credibility, it’s your competence and ability to convince. • Sizzle embodies the detail of facts while evoking emotion in your listeners.• Soul is at the heart of your message answering the ‘why’ of your message – its importance to your listeners, your mission, and you.Much of the book is based on that self-reinforcing system mentioned earlier. The practices of See > Say > Do to energize and empower yourself and others toward Asset Based Thinking (ABT) which is, in essence, positive in thought and action.Labeled the three Cs, these three qualities are required to achieve Positive Leadership. • Confident in response to a crisis• Curious in response to conflict • Courageous in response to challengesVarious charts are provided to support the tactics described in the book. One example is the stages of See, Say, Do to Drive Transformational Change.  It chronicles the stages of “What Highly Effective Leaders … “ See, Say, Do at each of four stages:Stage 1 – EnvisionStage 2 – ExploreStage 3 - InventStage 4 – Transform  If you’re a leader who has a proclivity toward positive thinking or if you’re a leader who struggles with negativity, you will find this book to be an inspiration to springboard a transformation toward Asset Based Thinking for you and your staff.  I was given a copy of this book.

  • Becky Robinson
    2019-03-08 14:51

    I love Dr. Cramer's approach in this book. She includes helpful exercises and frameworks to help you know what to see, say, and do to take a positive approach in leading. She has inspired me to focus on opportunities and possibilities instead of problems and challenges.

  • Kimunya
    2019-03-02 18:51

    Practical, adaptable and well written. I loved reading Lead Positive. Not only will I use it for my own personal growth, but in my upcoming coaching program. Thank you Dr. Cramer for blessing us with such awesome knowledge.

  • Diane
    2019-03-12 20:00

    Good skill sets to practice.My take aways:Instead of deficit based thinking which looks at what is wrong what is missing and what are the gaps between where we are and where we want to be, use asset based thinking which focuses on what is going right, what are the skills we have and the potentials. It’s more of a positive outlook.Your perceptual set is one of the most powerful sources of influence when it comes to shaping your selective attention.Things that can trigger perceptions: feelings, needs, prior experience, assumptions, beliefs and expectations .Conversation and collaboration produce the best ideas.See, Think, FeelAcknowledge, Scan, ActMy Mount RushmoreBarb Toney- patient, encourager Laura Eaker- kind, thoughtful, generous Melanie Riley- Grace under pressureDianne Leahy- Positive, fun, motivated Learn to be responsive rather than reactive. In stressful situations you can feel hopeful, engaged, curious, resilient, creative and open minded instead of angry, frustrated, anxious, tense and indecisive.Hero’s Journey 1. Call (Envision need for change)2. Resistance (Explore)3. Threshold Crossing (point of no return)4. The Journey (invent)5. The Supreme Ordeal (inspire)6. Return Home (reap rewards)

  • Rebecca Henderson
    2019-03-12 14:56

    Dr. Kathryn D. Cramer’s “Lead Positive” is based on the premise of Asset-Based Thinking, which is simply looking at yourself and your world through the lens of what’s working for you and your situation. The book teaches us to look at possibilities, rather than problems – a reframing of what most of us tend to naturally see. I especially liked “Part 2 – What Highly Effective Leaders Say”, which is filled with fabulous examples.“Lead Positive” is well researched, well documented, and well indexed – three things that I sometimes fail to see in books that I want to keep for future reference, as I certainly will this book. It’s also easily and quickly read, which is a real plus in today’s world. I’ve already recommended the book to several friends; I’m anxious to see what they will think of the book.

  • Rhonda
    2019-02-23 21:11

    Another self -help book, you know the drill. It was different in a good way. I mean that Ms. Cramer wrote in a familiar and friendly way. Experiences, ideas and problem solving. Kinda read like a novel. Short little bursts of inspirations. Not that I have a high powered job but I really like reading about other peoples experiences in the workplace and how it helps or doesn't. It just made me feel like I could do better at my job and help me keep a positive outlook. Yeah, it was nice. When you are having a bad day at work just flip it open to a page and I think you'll get a smile going.

  • Chantal Bechervaise
    2019-02-24 21:13

    I just finished reading Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do. Dr. Cramer's approach of seeing the positive, or assets, in difficult situations is something that I try to do. It is sometimes easier to focus on the negative and start a downward spiral of what is going wrong. Dr. Cramer’s book gives practical methods and ways to incorporate Asset-Based Thinking into everyday situations. I love the exercise Scan, Snap, and Savor. This is a book that you will read and re-read time and again. Highly recommended!

  • Mike Niebrzydowski
    2019-02-27 15:06

    I actually ended up enjoying this book - or finding it more helpful - than the last leadership book. Now, it's not exactly edited well...many typos and a lot of prepositions to end sentences (grammar police!). I think the exercises and examples presented were just more relatable, as a lot of it was about reacting - or rather, responding - to situations and conversation/communication. I think I learned a lot from this book.Who is on your Mount Rushmore? :)

  • Rachel
    2019-03-12 19:08

    You certainly don't have to be the head of a company to appreciate what this inspiring book has to offer. Whether you are a parent or a CEO, reading this book is bound to give you an advantage . It starts off strong, and doesn't let up. It is a highly engaging, yet simple to follow book. Provides you with the skills needed to focus on possibilities, rather than problems. Essential reading for business & personal life.

  • Monique
    2019-03-14 18:53

    As a administrator at a community college, I believe that leadership is a skill set that must be taught and learned. I believe that servant leadership is the most inspirational. Dr. Cramer uses a positive framework with new techniques to illustrate what highly effective leaders do. While there were several great aspects of this book, I found it hard to connect with some of the examples. It doesn't speak to a diverse audience and puts highly effective leaders in a small box.

  • V
    2019-03-03 15:09

    I thought this book did a really good job in framing how to use positive thinking in leadership. The author provides many practical exercises on how to apply the methodology. I recommend this book for those interested in working on their leadership acumen.V

  • Daniel Forbes
    2019-03-14 19:11

    If you could see my copy of Lead Positive you'd notice that it is quite dog-eared and marked up from beginning to end. I highly recommend it for leaders and anyone coaching leaders. I'll certainly be using it in my practice. I love the practical tools that are ready to use.

  • Phil Kwon
    2019-03-08 15:57

    I received this through a giveaway program ay Goodreads. This book is about mindfulness at leadership at a high level from my perspective. While reading i found myself reflecting my behaviors.

  • John
    2019-03-04 15:48

    I really can't over-edify this thing any more than just to mention that the principles and concepts were sound.and apparently the system is a proven yeah.

  • Tim Gillen
    2019-02-23 20:06

    Helpful. Frames the type of leadership I aspire to.