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Are you a pessimistic leader? There is hope.
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Leaders who feel their pessimism motivates employees to work harder will find it very hard to reach difficult goals. The workplace already has too many cynics and doubters. Leaders need to create a hopeful environment that inspires employees to do the impossible. These eight behaviors will change your workplace environment and help others see you as a more optimistic leader.
Leaders exude eternal optimism, especially when faced with daunting challenges and problems. But to clarify, it's not enough just to have a positive attitude -- it's more about shaping perspective and guiding people on what they can do to turn around a bad situation. It's replacing hopelessness after getting knocked down with how to take the hit and then stand back up and fight. It is in mobilizing positive action and direction that optimistic leadership works.
This article highlights the benefits of being an optimistic leader in terms of overall happiness and motivation within the workplace. Optimistic leaders tend to receive better production and morale from their employees. This article highlights some tips for becoming or improving optimistic leadership. Their is a great graphical representation of overall leadership effectivenss in relation to optimism perceived by others near the bottom of the article.
48 practical actions you can experiment with to improve yourself. From building confidence to learning how to socialize.