"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement
give you the same attitude of mind toward each other
that Christ Jesus had . . ." - Romans 15:5.
There is power when everyone in a family or organization has the same attitude of mind. Here we see in part that an attitude is a gift, just like endurance and encouragement. While God gives attitudes, it is up to the leader and the team to maintain that positive attitude. A positive attitude releases energy, gratitude and a can-do mindset. A negative attitude creates self-fulfilling negative scenarios that spread throughout the organization.
LEADERSHIP STEP: If there is someone who has a negative attitude, you must confront them today. The way to confront is not to hammer them with your perspective, but to open dialog to see if you are correct in your assessment and then to find out the source of the negativity, which may be you, your actions or your own attitude. Team attitude is a gift, but you must work to develop and maintain a good attitude in yourself and your team.