Before you can lead anyone else you must be able to lead yourself. Before you can lead up you must lead yourself exceptionally well.
Leading “up” simply means extending your influence to those above you in your organization. When you lead up you have much greater impact on your organization than your position might suggest. Your influence comes not from your title or position, it comes from the value that you bring to the entire organization.
To lead yourself exceptionally well and earn the opportunity to lead up in your organization you must first learn to control your attitude. Your attitude is entirely your choice. If you don’t fully believe that then you have surrendered one of life’s greatest assets to the whims of other people’s moods and “stuff” over which you have no control.
Yes, your attitude, or your positive attitude, can be one of your greatest assets. Your…
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