Monday, November 20, 2017
Welcome to the mid-month short powerful What You Say Is What You Get® Positive Leadership Power Newsletter from Dr. Linne Bourget, M.A, M.B.A, Ph.D.
November 2017 The Deepest Craving in Human Nature-How Well Do You Lead It?
What is this deepest craving? “The deepest craving in human nature is to be appreciated.” William James
This famous Harvard psychologist and philosopher was wise indeed! In my 30+ years of positive leadership work,
this has proven true 100% of the time!
Great positive leaders have great appreciation skills!
How about you? If I interviewed your employees, colleagues and customers, how appreciative would they say you are?
How high is your Appreciative Quotient®, or AQ?
"Larry" a CFO had never made a bad decision in his 5 years there, but his CEO never appreciated him so he left for another job. The CEO pretended losing him was no big deal, which angered Larry's team, so 5 of Larry's top finance team left, offended. Imagine the chaos in their financial operations! Giving appreciation is so much better, easier and cost effective! That CEO had an Appreciative Quotient®, or AQ, of ZERO!
During this Thanksgiving week, be sure to extend specific verbal appreciation to those you work with, seeing and appreciating their best,
saying how they are “greatful”.
When you appreciate their strengths they are more likely to use them more. (Only give appreciation sincerely, not to get more from people.)
“Whatever you appreciate, appreciates!” Dr. Jean Houston
Note: This is above and beyond going around the table and saying what you are thankful for, which is also a good thing!
What are you most grateful for?
I appreciate all your positive leadership in your company!
Peace and Prosperity,
Dr. Linne Bourget, M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
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Dr. Linne Bourget M.A. M.B.A. Ph.D.
Economist, Change/Leadership Expert
Fortune 10, 50, 100 Consultant
Pioneer, strengths-based leadership,
Founder/CEO Institute for Transformation Leaders& Consultants
Consultant, Speaker, Author: From Old Power to New Power - Which Leaders Will Survive?
Co-author with Mark Victor Hansen, Deepak Chopra, Amazon #1Bestseller, Wake Up Live the Life You Love-Finding Personal Freedom
Author, What You Say Is What You Get® Positive Leadership Series:
The Secret Language of Great Business Results
Positive Quotient® PQ & Appreciative Quotient® AQ Questionnaires