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Rightitude (Right + Attitude)

February 14, 2012

Which one are you today?

When you fail do you:
1. Reflect & Learn? OR

2. Self flagellate & moan?

One of these attitudes will take you to success!

When you succeed do you:

1. Swell up and feel invincible? OR

2. Appreciate everyone involved & reflect to learn what were the key factors that led to success and key decisions that were taken?

One of these attitudes will sustain success

When you learn something new:

1. Do you apply it at the earliest? OR

2. Plan to apply it and it gets forgotten as time passes by?

When you receive feedback:

1. Do you thank the giver, reflect on your own, go back to seek clarification if required & work on correction/continue the strengths consciously? OR

2. Do you get defensive, justify or start giving feedback to the other person?

One of these attitudes makes you a very irritating person

When your direct report makes an error, do you:

1. Correct in private? OR

2. In front of everyone?

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When your Direct report makes an error, do you:

1. Help him learn from the situation and enable/support him for future success? OR

2. Blame him and question his competence/commitment?


In a conflict Situation, do you:

1. Realize it’s a style or an orientation issue; nothing to do with intent; And do you reach out, seek to resolve and strengthen the relationship? OR

2. Ascribe intent, label the individual and weaken the relationship?

Which one are you?

This blogpost came about as a result of a tweet I wrote, and then I decided to do a series… Hope you resonate with this. I’d love for you to add more. Leave them as comments so they stay for others who visit later.

I loved writing this one!

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. January 18, 2013 3:13 pm

    Brilliant points. Few more…
    When someone talks to you do you try to understand the intent or respond eagerly.

    Do you empower your reportees to take on higher responsibilities or let them do what they’ve done best in the past.

    • gurprrietsiingh permalink*
      January 18, 2013 4:45 pm

      Wow! Great addition, I loved it. Thank you!

  2. February 16, 2012 10:43 pm

    insightful…liked it, sir

  3. gurprrietsiingh permalink*
    February 16, 2012 4:05 pm

    Reblogged this on LearnOD.

  4. February 16, 2012 9:50 am

    That would be great sir…so many times confrontation is avoided for fear of hurting person/prospects. Carefront is the answer !!!

  5. February 15, 2012 6:55 pm

    Very well written. Attitude is really difficult to locate, yet it is most vital attribute of leadership. It will be interesting for many of us to answer these questions you posted; will surely be an exercise in self-awareness.

    • gurprrietsiingh permalink*
      February 15, 2012 9:03 pm

      You got it, Rishi! When I’d finished writing the post, I actually thought it would make a great questionnaire!

  6. Manpreet Juneja permalink
    February 15, 2012 5:49 pm

    Greaticle [Great Article, it is :)].

    A few just popped up in my mind:

    1. Do you have Passion that has no Action or Do you have PACTION [Passion wedded with Action: Brings Results]
    2. Do you get into a shell when the conflict arises or take it positively and look at it as an opportunity for betterment: [Shall I call it CONFIRTUNITY]

    Keep posting such brilliant ones!

    • gurprrietsiingh permalink*
      February 15, 2012 9:03 pm

      Greaticle! I love that! Thank you!

  7. February 14, 2012 9:49 pm

    Rightitude !!! Brilliant sir….Some years you gave Carefront(Care +Confront).I still use it….

    All the best!!!

    • gurprrietsiingh permalink*
      February 15, 2012 9:02 pm

      I am touched that you still remember! And now that you have brought it up, maybe my next post will be about CareFronting!

      • Manpreet permalink
        February 16, 2012 6:02 pm

        “CareFronting” – Can’t be more eager to read your next article now!! Much needed!

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