April 16, 2019
5 minutes of reading
Comments expressed by Businessmen the contributors are their own.
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Positive illness is the obsessive need to soothe, soften, soothe, and alleviate anything that is not clearly positive, with a heavy reward, with a cheerful voice, or a complete praise for fear that someone, somewhere, was somehow offended and started crying (not to mention complaining to the Department’s ruthless personnel). It leads to the settlement of real competitive problems, suffocating debates, and hasty debates. However, research shows that eternal optimists aren’t necessarily the best leaders either.
Positive needs are constantly manifested in all areas of the corporate culture of overconfidence (COOC), from evaluating the performance of managers to evaluating company performance to No comment on the warm coffee in the carafes brought to the meeting. The activism has gotten so bad that when executives don’t deny their views or see silver in every tornado, the business world gasps in amazement.
The idea that you have to turn positively in every situation is ingrained in the company’s mindset. But the positive vortex, by definition, obscures reality, and if it is not faced with reality, jobs and wealth are destroyed.
As a treatist, you can fight Penis Inflammation in your own way. Ask yourself questions like the ones below. The answers let you know whether your company is full of Positive Infections or not.
- Do you have the courage to admit “a series of tactical initiatives?” “Yes,” means Low Active Disease. “No no.
- Do bad news To your company from the leading indices? For example, new cars are sure to reduce future demand for our whips (low penitis). Or is the bad news coming from lagging indicators? For example: The demand for our ticks has decreased over the past several years (Average Penis Inflammation). Or the bad news is not coming at all? Example: Last month, someone bought an electric whip (terminal positive inflammatory disease).
- Since competitor Frequently appearing in strategic, sales, marketing, or financial meetings? There are phrases Our plan go up? The higher the ratio of the “competitor” to “our plan”, the lower the Positive Disease.
- Is your company questioning seeking validation that your company is on the right track? For example: “What is stopping us from achieving our goal?” signal that the infusion against penitis is effective. Or does it seek validation? Example: “How close are we to our target?” signaling the risk of penile inflammation.
The more you score your company positively on the above questions, the less likely it is to get Positivismitis. That is a positive sign.
So where is the cure for cholecystitis? No, it’s not the cure for bad old black inflammation. The remedy is to cope with reality; the cure is honesty. Being willing to admit and face reality is a prerequisite for developing your competitive skills.
Side effects of positive inflammation
In psychotherapy, as well as in 12-step rehabilitation programs, we are told that until we admit there is a problem, no progress will be made. To speak positively at all costs is a classic symptom of managers who deny a profound problem. But refusing to talk honestly causes the competition to shrink. So what should you do?
First, you have to be realistic. And sometimes the reality itself isn’t very pleasant. Road painting does not lead to “better working environment”; it leads to diabetes.
So should you be an optimist? Optimistic is great, until it doesn’t, and not when it interferes with reality. However, optimism is not always bad. It depends on the type of optimism.
Sophia Chou, an organization-psychology Researcher from National Taiwan University, has described what she calls Practical optimist. Unlike optimists who see purely glass and infinite possibilities, and unlike pessimists who see only half empty and without hope, optimists are in fact mixed. a mix of realism (which may have negative connotations) and optimism.
According to the results of Chou’s research, realist optimists have a positive view of the optimist with the reality checks of the pessimist. In the study, they scored better than the other groups, because they realized they had to learn to be successful academically. And, Chou said, they don’t give up when faced with the challenge. They come up with alternative plans. The alternative plans … sounds like a trick for us!
So who should you replace your company’s eternal optimists with? We recommend practical optimists.
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