9 Core Behaviors of People Who Positively Impact the World

Core Behaviors People Positively Impact World

They are happy to help and support others and have an overflow of positive energy that enriches the lives of everyone they work with and connect with. These positive influencers want others to grow. They walk away from “success-building” opportunities that will be hurtful and damaging to others. They know that those unethical, demeaning, or destructive approaches go against the very meaning and purpose they’re committed to.

8. They view the journey as the goal.

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9 Core Behaviors of People Who Positively Impact the World

Positive influencers don’t take short cuts or go for the quick buck or easy answer. They don’t view some arbitrary goal or outcome as a destination, because they believe there is no end – it’s all in the journey. It’s about what they’re learning, experiencing, and building that helps others, and for that, there is no defined end point.

They embrace failure more readily than others as “information” that guides them. They are more fluid and flexible, and more open to the “how’s” because their ultimate goal is not about upholding their title, salary, reputation, stature or power, but about new ways to help and share what they know.

9. They use their power and influence well.

Sadly, it’s a common occurrence in business today to witness power and influence being wielded as a weapon. It hurts and destroys. Positive influencers use their power well and wisely. They understand the widespread influence they have, the power they have to build up and elevate, or tear down, and they have closed their power gaps to become strong yet compassionate and caring.

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Those who impact the world for the better are careful and judicious with their words, actions, and behaviors. They care deeply about their leadership and communication process and style, and the influence they have. They take it seriously, as a special honor and responsibility not to be flaunted or misused. They understand their special role and accept it with grace, compassion, and care.

Are you longing to positively impact the world? What can you do today to shift your behaviors to make more of a difference? Are you ready to close your power gaps?


Written by: Kathy Caprino

Originally appeared on: Kathy Caprino
Republished with permission

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Kathy Caprino, M.A.

Kathy Caprino,M.A. is an internationally-recognized career and leadership coach, writer, speaker and educator dedicated to the advancement of women in business. A former corporate Vice President, she is also a trained marriage and family therapist, seasoned executive coach, Senior Forbes contributor and the author of two books, Breakdown, Breakthrough and her latest, The MostPowerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss. With her Finding Brave podcast and other key resources and programs, Kathy’s core mission is to support a “finding brave” global movement that inspires and empowers women to close their power gaps, create more impact and make the difference they long to in the world.View Author posts