AS leaders, put in place a compelling vision for your department and your people. The negative thinkers cannot cope with open leadership or a positive future.
The disciples of doom have had it their way for too long. It is time to stop them by encouraging them and involving them. If they don’t play ball, then take them on. Just leaving them to one side will not work, they will ambush you when you least expect it.
Focus on a powerful, positive and passionate agenda for your department and the ‘negs’ will fail. Those who are not converted will crawl back under the rocks from which they came. This week, you mustn’t allow the negativity of a few to drag down the positive aspirations of the many. The negs must fail for you to succeed.
(Extract from The Naked Leader)