Positive People = Positive Performance

August 22, 2016

Are you excited by whatever tomorrow brings, both good and bad? Do you fully engage in things each day, particularly if they’re challenging? Do you take risks to better yourself, knowing that your mistakes will be seen by all?

If you said ‘yes’ to all of the above, you may be happier and more successful in the long run.

I’m partnering with Self Management Group to identify the mindsets of very happy and successful people. The original blog is HERE. What have we found so far?

People with a flourish mindset look forward to things in the future – even the bad things. When they experience adversity, they develop and build strengths, rather than become impaired. Similarly, people with a courage mindset believe that they can change themselves, so they take risks to get better at things. When they fail, they shrug it off as part of learning, even if the rest of the world is laughing at them.

But it’s no laughing matter. We found that salespeople with flourish mindsets had 77% higher objective performance than their peers. For courage, it was 111%. In fact, performance was higher by as much as 132% for some productivity indicators.

What Does this Mean for Employers?

People with these mindsets take initiative, even when the going gets rough – and perhaps especially when things get rough. They’re also resilient in a work world where it’s becoming impossible to shield employees from adversity. In the near future, we will be helping employers to select and develop people with these and other mindsets.

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