How to Have a Positive Attitude at Work (While Still Being Yourself)

Eat Your Career

It’s as contagious as an airborne virus. Now, let me also be clear: Voicing a dissenting opinion, speaking assertively and saying “no” are not inherently negative. My former co-worker (let’s call her “Ruth”) always saw the negative in everything. When an idea was presented, she was the first one to say, “That won’t work.” Fair enough. But she never offered alternatives. She never looked for solutions. She never, ever gave anything or anyone the benefit of the doubt.

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