What is ‘positive leadership’? What do positive leaders do differently from those with more ‘traditional’ leadership styles? How does the positive leadership approach enable leaders to overcome some of the most pressing challenges to creativity, innovation and productivity in organisations, and create positive organisations and engaged employees?
Sue Langley joined Mike Schoettler from the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) on their business podcast to discuss positive leadership and answer these questions and more.
Sue and Mike discussed a roadmap to positive leadership and the strategies leaders can use to facilitate positive organisational climate, create positive relationships, develop positive communication and foster a sense of meaning for employees. Sue also shared some of the most powerful and tangibles benefits she has encountered through her years of experience delivering leadership programs and how she has seen the ripples of positive psychology move beyond individuals, teams and organisations and into families and schools.
The key takeaway from this podcast?
All the behaviours and strategies that positive leaders use can be learned by anyone. While you may not necessarily use them everyday, having them to drawn on means we are more often able to show up as the best version of ourselves, and start creating those positive ripples. Often, it is the small things you do day-to-day that make the biggest difference.