Optimism or Positivity

Rogers, Eileen M.
May 2009
Leadership Excellence Essentials;May2009, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p19
The author talks about optimism and positivity in leaders during tough times. One of the four qualities of leaders who sustain the vision despite adversity, challenges, obstacles and delays is the ability to view life's episodes with optimism and positivity. She describes optimistic leaders as those who identify and assess risks, see possibilities and devise a path to achieve their goals. The three-fold approach to realistic optimism includes positive mental patterns, stress management and innovative problem solving.


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