Exercises in Fostering Optimistic Leadership
The best leaders are realistic and infectious optimists and lead their teams to discover greater optimism, resilience and self-mastery.
Fostering Optimism in Your Team
In our corporate and institutional work, we ask senior leaders to open up conversations right across the business on what makes the team members optimistic.
Try this again three months later. Has the conversation changed? Has had it had an impact on your work and team-interaction?
I recently had a businessman expressing frustration that the effect of his Monday morning pep-talks to his sales team appeared to have worn off by Monday lunchtime. I suggested he change one of his Monday morning meetings to include an opening question from each of his sales-team expressing their case for optimism. It worked! He has made it a monthly ritual at sales meetings.