You’ve probably heard that newspapers are dying. And they are.
They’ve been dying since the 1970s, long before the Internet came around and starting pounding nails in their coffins.
I know. I was an editor for six of the ones that died. (Note: I didn’t kill them. They all died after I left.)
Sounds depressing, eh?
But actually it wasn’t. It was the most exhilarating time of my career.
Why? Because I worked with the most positive people you’ve ever met.
They were realistic and talented, too. They understood what they were up against.
But the #1 trait they had was they were POSITIVE.
They made you feel good about coming to work. They made you excited about trying to accomplish something that everyone else said couldn’t be done. Of course, it was risky. There’s not a lot of job security when you put yourself in those situations.
But those leaders made the risk worthwhile. I found something positive amid an industry’s wreckage.
Today, I hear from a lot of our readers and the situations they have at work. To be honest, many of them do not work in positive workplaces. And they don’t portray their bosses as being positive people.
When they ask, I offer my ideas and advice on how to improve things – ways to be positive and make others around them positive, too.
That’s what they look to ResourcefulManager for.
But when all that fails, sometimes the best piece of advice I can give them is the scariest.
Go find a new job.
And this time, spend your interviewing time making sure that your future boss, who is sitting across the table, radiates positivity.
Life is too short to be miserable.
In case you missed it …
Here’s what else the ResourcefulManager team has been reading this week:
9 Things Highly Effective People Do After They’ve Been Away On Vacation
It’s Post-Vacation Monday. Or whatever your First Day Back happens to be. Yeah it’s tough (we feel your pain). But you can learn something from how highly effective and motivated people get back on track after down-time.
30 Performance Coaching Tips To Boost Your Coaching Skills
There’s no one way of coaching all individuals in all situations. This list is therefore incomplete. But they have all been tested and will be useful for you as a coach somewhere along your growth path.
Having A Crisis? The U.S. Forest Service Can Save Your Company
You’d never yell “FIRE” in a crowded movie theater, unless of course there was one. Here’s an insightful piece about handling crisis communication, with some ideas that can work for an interpersonal “crisis” as well.
5 Ways To Be A More Effective People Person
It doesn’t matter how great you are at your job. If you don’t relate well with people, you’re not going anywhere. Here are five ways to build your inner social butterfly.
14 Morale Boosters That Will Make Employees Do Cartwheels
And do it with little or no budget. The experts say provide options and get creative. Here are 14 ways to add a spark when showing appreciation.
Escape The Busyness Trap And Become More Productive
There are a lot of myths about time management and multitasking that are dragging you down. Here’s a framework to be productive and change your life. The Escape the Busyness Trap Blueprint.
Keep an eye out for …
You don’t want to miss Monday’s blog post: How To Say ‘No’ To The PWNHNs (People Who Never Hear ‘No’). I’m sure you’ve run into these people before.
Yours in success,