The surest way to bring out the best in the people you lead, and then keep them inspired to perform consistently at their highest level, is to create a Culture of Positive Influence.  In this culture, leaders strive to give positive influence to employees, and employees strive to give it to each other.  It’s not just a leadership quality, it’s also a team quality.

A Culture of Positive Influence rewards leaders as well as employees by increasing empowerment, confidence, enjoyment, focus, energy, productivity and success, while reducing fear, stress, miscommunication and frustration at every level of your organization.  It results in leaders that people want to follow, and a team that top contributors don’t want to leave.

To learn more about creating and leading a Culture of Positive Influence, visit the video series page of this website, and visit the blog as well.  If you purchase the videos and workbook and do not believe the value of them is at least 10 times what you paid, your payment will be refunded.

We can give courage to others by equipping them – giving them the tools, skills and mindset they need for a situation, task, mission, purpose or challenge they are facing.


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In our last chapter on Mental Toughness, we talked about “taking every thought captive” – managing our thoughts.  In this chapter we’ll talk about “taking every energy source captive” – managing our energy and increasing the energy of others, and with it their courage.


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Richard Tiller
Since 1991 Richard Tiller has assisted companies in their corporate cultures, especially by coaching managers, salespeople, and people who work in operations, service, finance and support. Prior to 1991 he spent 20 years in the home building industry creating a successful career in sales and management. He is also the author of a variety of books on leadership, sales, fulfillment, and conflict resolution, several of which are described in the “Books” section of this website. He is known especially for helping leaders and employees one-on-one in ways that enrich team culture as well as individual achievement. Read More