Presentation on theme: "Negativity in the Workplace"— Presentation transcript:
1Negativity in the Workplace KASFAA ConferenceOctober 25, 2007Pam DavisKHEAA & The Student Loan People
2Distorted Thinking Styles That Can Lead to Negativity Magnifying: Turns the consequences of an event into a catastrophe such as, “I’m going to be fired.”Destructive Labeling: Form of over-generalization, making someone or a particular situation totally negative.Imperative Thinking: Inflexible rules about how you and others should act usually based on negative past experiences.
3Mind Reading: Attributes motives that explain other people’s actions toward a person or event. Divide and Conquer: Over-magnification and wanting others to support a particular position. Tend to get support creating division within groups.
4Notable Quote Extraordinary people talk about ideas. Ordinary people talk about events.Shallow people talk about other people.Steve Gilliland
5Why does negativity continue? Habitual Thinking makes it normal to focus on wrong.Culture accepts it.We tolerate it.It gets attention.
6Change Your Input People/Information Thoughts Actions Beliefs CharacterLife-path
7Notable Quote We hire people for what they know…… And fire them for who they are.Steve Gilliland
8Overcoming Challenged Attitudes Look for alternative explanations.Moods are contagious, both positive and negative. Do something that will place you in a positive mood.Control your frustration. Choose to remain calm.Stop looking out the rearview mirror when the big windshield is staring you in the face. Your vision of each event is totally up to you.
9Watch with great care who you hang out with. “You become the average sum of the five people with whom you associate with.”Jim Rohn
10Ask Yourself These Questions Who Am I around?What are they doing to me?What have they got me saying?Where do they have me going?What do they have me thinking?What do they have me becoming?The BIG QUESTION: Is that OK?
11A Challenge For You Shift Focus Appreciate ALL people and never label. Learn to appreciate the things you take for granted.Influence others more than they influence you.
12STOP – START - CONTINUE One thing you’ll STOP doing – it’s not working One thing you’ll START doing – to get better resultsOne thing you’ll CONTINUE doing – because it’s working