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A Positive Attitude Gets Positive Results

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How to develop a positive attitude that will increase your effectiveness at work and put a positive spin on negative situations, which in turn will improve your results.
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When it comes to leadership, it has been shown that attitude is more important than skills or knowledge. This book explains how to develop a positive attitude by managing your brain and turning negative situations into positive possibilities and problems into opportunities. Strategies used include framing, mindfulness, visualization, and persistence – actions that will also improve your communications, relationships, and health and well-being.

About the author

Harold Taylor, CSP, president of Harold Taylor Time Consultants Ltd., and now operating as Taylor In Time, was a Quality Control Supervisor and Plant Manager in industry for 12 years and a teaching master at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto, Canada for eight years before launching into the consulting business. He has been speaking, writing and conducting training programs on the topic of effective time management for over 35 years. He has written over 20 books, including a Canadian bestseller, Making Time Work for You. He has developed over 50 time management products, including the popular Taylor Planner, which has sold in 38 countries around the world. He has had over 300 articles accepted for publication.A past director of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Harold Taylor received their Founder’s Award in 1999 for outstanding contributions to the organizing profession. He received the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation in 1987 from the National Speakers Association. In 1998 the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers inducted him into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. And in 2001, he received the first Founder’s Award from the Professional Organizers in Canada. The award has been named in his honor.Since 1981, when he incorporated the original time management company, he has personally presented over 2000 workshops, speeches and keynotes on the topic of time and life management. Harold lives in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. He writes e-books for (25 to date), some of which have been translated into other languages, publishes a weekly blog at his website (also posted on Facebook & Twitter), a quarterly time management newsletter for his 2000 plus subscribers, sends out weekly tweets, and speaks to senior’s and other groups on “growing older without growing old” in addition to “time and life management.”He is active in his local church, a member of the board of directors of Sussex & Area Chamber of Commerce, president of the Fundy Silverados Friendship Club, writes a column on business in the Kings County Record, and performs additional volunteer work in his spare time.

  • About the Author
  • Introduction
  1. The need for a positive attitude
    1. The importance of attitude also to TOC
    2. Pessimists seldom prosper
    3. Action is the key to change
    4. How do you develop a positive attitude?
    5. Maintaining a positive attitude
  2. Avoiding a negative attitude
    1. Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative
    2. Negativity – the fatal attraction
    3. Resist those negative thoughts
    4. Persistence can overcome negativity
  3. Put a positive spin on it
    1. Reframing in action
    2. Reframing the concept of time management
    3. Reframing in everyday life
    4. Strengthen your executive skills
  4. Learning how to focus
    1. Practice visualization
    2. The need for mindfulness
    3. The benefits of mindfulness
    4. How to practice mindfulness
    5. Positivity increases with age
  5. How your attitude impacts others
    1. Attitude is contagious
    2. Associate with positive people
    3. Do not be a loner
    4. Be optimistic, but realistic
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