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How to POSI IVE +

Stay
in a

TOUGHWork Environment

By:- SUMANTO SHARAN


Bangalore
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Three primary components
• Cognitive – information and beliefs about a
particular person or object
• Affective – a positive or negative feeling
about a particular person or object
• Behavioral – an intent or desire to behave in
a certain way towards a particular person or
object

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Beliefs and values create
attitudes
Beliefs – accepted facts or truths about an object or person
gained from either direct experience or secondary source
Values – influenced by parents, peer groups and associates

Values & beliefs Attitudes Behaviors (actions


and judgments

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Past
Environment Experiences

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Beware the Bullets!


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Negative Work
Environment

- Dog eat dog . . . everyone fighting to get ahead


- No one appreciates your contributions
- Too much work . . . not enough help
- Deadlines are unrealistic
- Longer hours . . . additional work
- Budget Constraints
- Competition is eating us alive
- Poor management / direction
- Job insecurity

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Other People’s
Behavior

Gossip
Bulldozers Complainers
s
Patronizers Negatives
Sniper Backstabbe
Clams
s rs
Clams
Clams Controlle
Walking
Wounded rs
Brown Exploders
Nosers
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Changing
Environment
“The only person who always
likes change is a wet baby”

CHANGE . . .
◆ Challenges our
paradigms
◆ Alters the way we think
◆ Makes life more difficult
for a while
◆ Causes Stress
◆ Is an ongoing fact of life

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Past
Ouch! Experiences

Ouch!
Ouch! Ouch!
Ouch!
Ouch!

Ouch!

Ouch! Ouch!
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Determinism
Theory

◆ GENETIC: My Grandparents did it to me.


(Inherited traits)
◆ PSYCHIC: My Parents did it to me.
(Upbringing)
◆ ENVIRONMENTAL: My Spouse, my Boss,
the Company, the Economy, etc.. is
doing this to me. (Surroundings)

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Life’s Little Question

“Are some
“Are some peoplepeople just just born
born positive
positive
thinkers
thinkers
.. .. .. or
or is
is itit their
their CHOICE?”
CHOICE?”

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Choose the Right Luggage

d g e
Do ts
e Be
Bull Bulletproo
f

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The Problem With Dodging
Bullets
You’re going to get hit!

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Choice #2
Wear Bulletproof Armor

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Bulletproof
Bulletproof Armor
Armor
Comes
Comes from
from
SELF CHANGE

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Putting
Putting on
on the
the
Armor
Armor

ng e
Cha gs!
Thin
3

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How to Change Your
Attitude

ATTITUDE
Changes happen
personally
from the
INSIDE OUT!

ATTITUDE
ATTITUDE
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So . . . Accept
Responsibility

I am responsible . . .
. . . for who I am
. . . for what I have
. . . for what I do

I T U
UDDEE
T
ATT
A T I T
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Step #2 Take Control

Negative
YOU
world view

ATTITUDE
ATTITUDE FROM THE INSIDE . . . OUT!
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How to Change Your
Thinking

THINKING

Changes come
from observing
logically in
every situation

TTHHIN
INKKIN
IN G
G
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Observe Your Thinking
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to at c s e k
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his th
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This is all Tomorrow it will
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THINKING
THINKING
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Manage Your Self-Talk
If you think you Can, or you think you Can’t…
YOU’RE RIGHT! Henry Ford

This is going to be This is going to


a wonderful day! be a crappy day!

THINKING
THINKING
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How to Change Your
Behavior
BEHAVIOR

Changes take
true assessment,
determination &
discipline

BEHAVIOR
BEHAVIOR
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Choose Your Behavior
REACTIVE

Stimulus Response

RESPONSIBLE

My My
Stimulus Choice Respons
e
BEHAVIOR
BEHAVIOR
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Steps Toward Changing
Behavior
The
TheNew
New YOU!
YOU!

BEHAVIOR
BEHAVIOR

4. Unconscious Competence

3. Conscience Competence

2. Conscience Incompetence

1.
1. Unconscious
Unconscious Incompetence
Incompetence
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INFLUENCE YOUR ENVIRONMENT!
Add POSI+IVE Behavior
Replace the BAD HABITS!
• Spread a SMILE around
• Sprinkle some “positive” on the negatives
• Focus on the good of each day
• Stay out of the “feeding frenzies”
• Say “please” and “thank you”
• Practice EMPATHY
• Evaluate YOUR behavior
• Never miss an opportunity to complement
BEHAVIOR
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More POSI +IVE Contributions
Before you say anything to anyone, ask yourself
three things

1. Is it true?
2. Is it harmful?
3. Is it necessary?
• Keep promises
• Have a forgiving view of people
• Keep an open mind with changes
• Count to 1000 if necessary
• See criticism as opportunity to improve
• Cultivate your sense of humor

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Remember to . . .
Watch
Watch your
your definitions
definitions --
they
they become
become thoughts
thoughts
Watch
Watch your
your thoughts
thoughts --
they
they become
become words
words
Watch
Watch your
your words
words --
they
they become
become actions
actions
Watch
Watch your
your actions
actions --
they
they become
become your
your destiny
destiny

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The Choice is YOURS

With a Bad attitude


you can never have a positive day

With a Positive attitude you


can never have a bad day

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Choose POSI+IVE Living

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THANK YOU

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