Our environment has a significant impact on our mindset. Think about the last time you were around a group of positive people having a discussion. Chances are the topics included reasons for hope, giving people the benefit of the doubt, expecting the best and good things that are happening in the world.
How did you feel during and after that interaction? Energized? Excited? Like everything was going to work out well?
Now…think about the last time you were around a negative discussion. Maybe it was a group of people gossiping or finding the worst in people, or complaining about work, home, their commute or life in general. You may have initially tried to resist it, but the conversation sucked you right in.
How did you feel during and after that interaction? Defeated? Disgusted? Like everything is a waste of time?
Negativity seems to have the ability to sneak in and overtake our brain and our feelings. It’s hard to see positive outcomes when negativity takes over.
And it can be especially difficult to overcome negativity in the workplace in modern times when the negative news can outweigh the positive and we all seem to be busier than ever, yet feel that we are not getting any further ahead.
That’s one of the key reasons we invited Steve Gilliland to be the keynote speaker at our 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon on October 23, 2013 at the North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. Steve is one of the highest-rated speakers we’ve ever had at our annual HR Management Conference. In fact, he was so great at our 2009 event that a large number of attendees asked us to bring him back in 2010…and we did. And again, he hit it out of the park.
Steve’s ability to mix an inspirational message with real life experiences and practical tips for getting the most out of every aspect of life is one of the reasons he was inducted into the National Speakers Association Speaker Hall of Fame last year.
So if negativity is a problem in your workplace and you’d like some tips on how to deal with it, while also helping us celebrate 50 years serving North Carolina employers, please join us for our 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon. Steve will inspire you and make sure you are ready to fight the evil forces of workplace negativity!
For more information and to register, please go to www.capital.org/50.
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