Thursday, February 15, 2018
Welcome to the short powerful What You Say Is What You Get® Positive Leadership Power Blog
for Feb. 2018, from Dr. Linne Bourget, M.A, M.B.A, Ph.D. , Appreciative Leadership Trailblazer!
How High Is Your Appreciative Quotient®, or AQ, as a Leader?
Now that we are launched into our 2018 goals, and since it is Valentine's week, it is a great time to checkon your Appreciative Leadership Power skills!
*How often do you appreciate those who work with you?
*If I interviewed them, how would they answer this question?
As I often say, giving Appreciation helps you as the giver as much as it does the receiver, for it keepsyou focused on the positive in your business and associates.
Always be sincere and specific so you are a credible feedback giver!
Research shows that people remember the negative more than the positive, so repeating the positive helps anchor it!
But research also shows that positive companies are more profitable, so giving appreciation is a good investment!
In my recent showcase dance with a national champion, I learned that great leaders also need to learn how to leadnew things and need appreciation even though they are highly skilled top-notch professionals. I thought I was the one who needed to learn as I am experienced but still an amateur, but he needed to stop and figure out how to lead a sequence we had never done before, so it was an "aha" moment, as I thought he already had it down.
Leaders need appreciation too! I appreciated him often!
President's Day is coming up...send appreciative thoughts to the President too...toughest job on the planet, especially now!
"Whatever you appreciate, appreciates." Dr. Jean Houston
I appreciate all your positive leadership!
Peace and prosperity, and Happy Valentine's Day
Dr. Linne Bourget, M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
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Dr. Linne Bourget M.A. M.B.A. Ph.D.
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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
Monday, February 05, 2018
The Silent Grinch CEO's Huge Loss--How High is Your Appreciative Quotient®?
What You Say Is What You Get® Positive Leadership Power Newsletter
from Dr. Linne Bourget, M.A, M.B.A, Ph.D.
"Larry" the CFO had never made a bad decision in his 5 years there, but his CEO never appreciated him, so Larry left for another job.
The CEO was shocked, then telling Larry, "You have never made a bad decision." Larry said, "You could have told me that."
Worse, the CEO pretended losing him was no big deal, which angered Larry's team, who respected him highly! So 5 of Larry's top finance team left, offended!
Imagine the chaos in their financial operations and the risk of financial loss!
This CEO (not my client!) was a silent Grinch...he did not criticize Larry, but his silence and lack of positive feedback were deadly.
That CEO had an Appreciative Quotient®, or AQ, of ZERO plus no behavioral risk management skills!
Giving appreciation is so much better, easier and more cost effective!
This shows the financial power of appreciative leadership and the connection between the leadership heart and the bottom line.
Many think appreciation has no financial impact, but research shows that more positive business cultures are more profitable!
Be sure your Appreciative Quotient®, or AQ, is high! If you are skilled, it bonds your teams together and creates better results. And it strengthens your family relationships!
“What strengthens the human spirit strengthens results. What weakens the human spirit weakens results.” Dr. Linne’s Power Quote
Wishing you every joy for Valentine's Day and a peaceful prosperous 2018!
I appreciate all your positive leadership in your company and all the good you do in the world!
Peace and Prosperity,
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Dr. Linne Bourget M.A. M.B.A. Ph. D www.oldpowernewpower.com www.whatyousayiswhatyouget.com Pioneer, strengths-based leadership, Master Intuition System
Founder/CEO 480-767-1717 Institute for Transformation Leaders& Consultants
Strategist, Consultant, Speaker, Author of 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® Series: The Secret Language of Great Business Results Dr. Linne's Leadership Guides Series Positive Quotient PQ® Questionnaire Appreciative Quotient AQ® Questionnaire Secrets of Powerful Appreciation for Parents and Children, 2 CD Audio by "Dr. Appreciation" Appreciation: The Secret Key to Magical Marriage!
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