Negative leaders attack their team when there’s a problem. Positive leaders work with their team to attack the problem.

Negative leaders attack their team when there’s a problem. Positive leaders work with their team to attack the problem. – Jon Gordon

I am consistently befuddled at leaders who look to place blame. I’m surprised by those who’d rather point a finger at someone else rather than take the responsibility to find a solution.

We live in a world of distractions; we encounter detractors throughout our day. With our Stand Up and Own It value, we take responsibility for our response to others. As a leader, I can’t control what others do – all I can do is control me, my response, and my behavior.

Don’t let others suck you into the abyss of blaming and complaining. Don’t let the misbehavior of others take you below the line . . . take you to lower levels of effectiveness. Rise up . . . solve problems instead of placing blame. Tune out those who only seek to pull down the organization – trumpet teamwork and own the solution.

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