Both kinds are mining in the same medium. The difference is in the leader's perspective.
De-energizing leaders look for (and almost always find) the following:
- Mistakes and misses
Energizing leaders look for (and almost always find) the following:
- Praise-worthy effort
- What's working
- Opportunities for improvement
- Collective discernment/analysis
- Results-oriented thinking and behavior
Two questions to consider:
Which kind of leader would I prefer to work for/with?
Which kind of leader do I choose to be?
It is a choice, you know.