We develop our attitudes and over time we form habits, of which we usually have little awareness. Not all our habits are helpful and some can be destructive or goal defeating. But, since our attitudes are learned, they can be unlearned.

"A bad attitude is like a flat tyre, you can’t go anywhere until you change it."

Read more: Can attitudes be changed?

If your staff aren't happy, it could be because of your managers. Employee satisfaction is driven by factors largely controlled by managers, including recognition, opportunities to learn, fair treatment and effective feedback. Giving feedback is an important, but sometimes overlooked, part of a manager's role.

Read more: How to give feedback

In the workplace a positive attitude will prepare you for reaching peak performance, while creating a can-do culture.

Positive attitudes can lead to improvements in: Resilience, Optimism, Confidence, Creativity, Conflict Resolution, Emotional Intelligence, Achievement Drive, Motivation and Focus.

Read more: Attitudes at work
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