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There is nothing worse than a leader who continually drenches his or her followers in negativity. One of the essential functions of authentic leaders to motivate and uplift their team. How can we do this if they are dwelling in a negative frame of mind?

Positivity is needed in leadership to inspire the team and move toward the goal at hand.

In this article, we’ll explore some of the things you can do to aid in leading with positivity.

Honesty

Leading with positivity doesn’t mean that things need to be great all the time. When something has gone wrong, you’ll need to admit it, instead of hiding in a facade of positivity. Although you should always try to look on the brighter side of things, there are times when raw honesty is needed to address issues.

Positivity should be the base operating line, but you should not be afraid to deviate away from that when it is necessary to do so. Even in the face of hardships, you can hold a positive and affirming outlook, as opposed to a cynical and defeatist outlook.

Complaining

Complaining doesn’t help anyone in the end. If you find yourself in negative cycles of ruminating and complaining about things that bother you, it’s time to take a step back and realign yourself with the positive, victorious attitude.

A constant complainer is one of the worst types of people to be around. By nagging and complaining, these people instantly kill any initiative that the team may possess. A true leader lets his or her grievances be known but does not ruminate or complain about them.

Focus On The Future

If you’re stuck in a rut or a problematic situation, there can be a tendency to dwell on the problem, instead of where it is you intend ongoing. If you don’t fix the end goal firmly into your mind, there is very little chance you will reach it.

Of course, you need to focus on the present and what you are doing. On the other hand, you’ll want to keep the destination in mind at all times. This will allow you to tackle the issue, as your energy won’t be as dispersed.

Leading with positivity isn’t always a walk in the park. Positive leaders possess an abundant supply of determination and grit that is often not seen. Being positive and having a generally positive disposition is a choice, no matter what others may tell you. Make the choice to lead with positivity!