Can you easily describe your leadership attitude? This might surprise many, but attitude is more important than you think. After all, attitude is the pivot point of BRAVE leadership.

As I’ve written about in previous columns, BRAVE is an acronym for behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values and environment. While you can certainly choose where to play, over the short-term your environment is a given. Underlying values are discovered, not created. But you can actively choose your attitude – how you will win: strategy, posture and approach. Those choices directly impact how you relate with others and those few behaviors with the greatest impact.

I recently spoke with Lifeway’s CEO, Julie Smolyansky, who is living proof of the impact of attitude. Julie’s attitude is infectious, but it became clear that  her gratitude for the opportunities that she has had compels her to do even more on her “mission to repay.”

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