The 100 Factor of Negativity

Episode #677
January 5, 2021
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Are you looking to be more positive in the new year? Today we look at how destructive negativity can be for you and your team. On today’s episode of Rainer on Leadership, Thom and Sam discuss the 100 factor of negativity.

  • Every negative word has the power of one hundred positive words.
  • Negativity has many variants: Cynicism, speculation, misinformation, and selectivity.
  • Assume the best. Optimists take people to a better place.
  • Keep score. Not of others. Of yourself. 
  • Avoid correcting others on social media. 
  • Have a weekly strategy of positivity.

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