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Friday, August 19, 2016

Positivity -- Leader of Feelings -- Theme Thursday Season 2

On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Positivity.

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Positivity is a contagious enthusiasm. It’s a relationship theme that celebrates people and gets others excited about what they are going to do. Positivity taps in to the emotion in a room and injects drama and energy into situations. People with Positivity are often the leader of feelings in a group. Others rely on them to keep things upbeat. Everyone feels better about life when people with Positivity are around. 

Others can also see Positivity as being blind to negative parts of situations, but, instead, it’s choosing to highlight the parts that are good. Positivity genuinely sees the good in every situation. People with positivity can also become deflated by negativity. Raw Positivity feels bruised with too much negative emotion. Mature Positivity knows negativity is a sore spot for them and they make sure to seek out other people and situations where they can be positive. Raw positivity is standardized, having the same level of volume/jokes for everything. Mature positivity is knowing your audience and interjecting the right kind of positivity into the situation.

How do you use Positivity in your everyday life? Share your thoughts on the Called to Coach Facebook page.

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