Did I get your attention with this title? I do hope so. There is a constant theme every time I work with clients…dealing with a negative person or department. I’m sure that most of you are shaking your head up and down thinking of someone who you know at work who spreads this negativity. I am writing this blog because I just read a terrific book about this subject. I will share the main concepts to give you some ammunition when someone tries to bring you down.
Jon Gordon is the author of The Energy Bus. It is a story about George who is VERY negative about everything in his life. His mantra is “What else can go wrong?” He has to take the bus to work for a couple of weeks while his car is being fixed. The bus driver, Joy is extremely positive and helps George see how his negativity is spreading to everyone at home and work. The first page got me hooked when George met Joy who was smiling and he said to himself, “Who smiles on Monday?” I couldn’t stop smiling myself because I was thinking of a very negative person who has the same personality as George.… [Continue reading]