By Gene Klann
Construction personality is written for leaders who comprehend their accountability to advance genuine leaders inside of their enterprises. with out featuring an overarching ethical code or a prescriptive code of habit, this booklet deals leaders and bosses a pragmatic version entire with the instruments, info, and approaches to improve personality in leaders in any respect degrees. the writer explains the position personality performs in management luck and effectiveness and descriptions how personality might be constructed during the 5 E's—Example, schooling, adventure, review, and surroundings.
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Optimism is the tendency to take the most hopeful and cheerful view of things and to expect the best outcome. It is having the disposition to look on the bright side of whatever circumstances one is facing. It’s being upbeat, positive, and seeing the glass as being half full rather than half empty. c02 10/10/06 9:49 AM Page 32 32 BUILDING CHARACTER is the opposite of being negative, pessimistic, downbeat, cynical, or skeptical. Optimism means absence of despair, despondency, discouragement, gloom, and hopelessness.
That is also why listening is a skill. We can all hear, but listening requires us to really concentrate on what is being said. It is something that everyone must work on and develop in order to do it well. c02 10/10/06 9:49 AM Page 43 FIVE INFLUENTIAL ATTRIBUTES 43 When I owned and operated a training business in Michigan, I assisted a number of organizations that were having problems with their unions. Union members invariably would say that management didn’t listen to them seriously or intend to respond in a meaningful way.
This need is why people are fans of certain sports teams or performers, join clubs and gangs, or wear hats, shirts, and jackets with an organization’s logo. The second social need is the need for receiving acceptance, caring, and affection. My own experience suggests to me that Maslow’s third, social level of need is really the primary human need. In my view, the caring an individual receives is the foundation of a personal sense of security. By their very nature, humans want to be treated with respect, trust, dignity, and equality.