A Leadership Development secret to managing negative people.
Have you ever been in a plane and the turbulence was so strong you started to feel uncomfortable.
When a plane starts to rock and shift because of turbulence we tend to feel a little bit uncomfortable.
Why, because we don’t feel like we have much control over the situation.
As we start to start to want more, do more, and search for more in life we tend to find ourselves confronted with turbulence along the way from people that are negative.
There are two types of negative people you will need to deal with throughout your Leadership Development quest for success.
Confrontational Negative Team Members: These are the people that will tell you how you will never equal up to the people on the level you are working towards. They will always remind you of your weaknesses and never tell you about your positive attributes.
You need these people in your life why, because it is important for you to know your weaknesses so that you will never feel comfortable on the level you are currently at. Use the negative energy in your Leadership Development journey as fuel for your plane to go up not down. Simply push your throttle and continue to rise up not down.
Subliminal Negative People: These are the people in your life that mean well, but because they are not happy with the current state that they are currently in and they gave up on their dreams and vision. They tend to say things like, that won’t work, I tried that before, it’s a waste of time, etc, etc. Believe it or not these people are the most dangerous. Because they tend to be people that are close to you and have known you for years.
Don’t give up your control to these type of team members. The best way to deal with them is to tell them on a need to know basis about your visions and goals.
What a lot of people do when they are confronted with negative people, is give up their control to the people that are negative towards them.
What we do on the plane is the same thing we should do in our lives, sit back and ignore the negative energy that is going on around us.
When the plane starts to experience turbulence, you don’t see anyone yelling OH MY GOD, The Plane Is Rocking, Where Not Going To Make It!
They may be thinking it, but they’re not acknowledging it.
Like a pilot flying in the air not fully knowing what turbulence he may be confronted with. We can’t always choose the people we come in contact with on a day to day basis, but we can choose how we interact and react to them.
The next time you are approached by a team member with a negative vibe, simply fly your plane above the turbulence.