When you Exercise Optimism you are taking a proactive perspective of hope and possibility. Optimism gives you ownership of your decisions and outcomes with an abundance of choices and opportunities. Optimistic thinking encourages innovative thinking and increases risk taking.
As you work to grow in this competency, consider these resources.
Bruna Martinuzzi provides a practical view of optimism as a leadership asset. She offers 17 concrete action steps to develop and apply this key competence. The article includes links and references to numerous books on leadership, problem-solving, and peak performance.