The Optimist Creed’s 10 Principles Reveal How Optimism for Leaders Can Effortlessly Boost Leadership Power
As transformational leaders, we’re constantly seeking ways to increase our leadership power. And optimism, for business leaders, is as close to a “magic wand” as you can get!
No matter our leadership type, our mindset shapes not only our own personal performance, but also the way we influence the people we lead. It impacts our ability to guide our teams and companies through challenges, as well as to create a space that allow others to blossom – in…
Use The Power of Optimism to Transcend Worry, Anger and Fear
When it comes to leadership styles, most leaders tend to live by the phrase “never let them see you sweat.”
It’s the idea that no matter what obstacles come your way, or troubles you face, it’s your burden to bear.
After all, as the leader, it’s our responsibility to take on the big stuff:
And yes, big problems.
Your team looks to you for guidance, so it stands to reason that…
Use The Power of Optimism to Let Go of Criticism and Boost Your Personal Growth
One of the biggest traps we fall into as people is the criticism of others.
When someone makes a mistake, or even simply performs a task differently than how we would have done it, our first instinct often is to criticize …
Especially in a position of leadership.
When the line between constructive feedback and outright criticism becomes blurred, it can negatively impact the performance of your team.
A key to being a…
Use the Power of Optimism as a Leadership Power to Spread Good Cheer and Uplift Others
Can a smile and cheerful attitude change the world?
Your snap response might be “no.” But though a simple smile might not end wars or eliminate climate change on its own, your cheerful countenance could change the world by simply helping one person have a better day.
Think about how dogs greet their owners at the end of a day. They act as if you are the most amazing person they’ve ever seen, and…
Use the Power of Optimism to Overcome and Release Mistakes and Pursue Greater Achievements
Everyone makes mistakes. Some people let the shame and embarrassment of their mistakes limit their actions and motivation to achieve success.
Transformational leaders, on the other hand, can turn their mistakes into learning opportunities by harnessing the power of optimism.
This article is the seventh in a series exploring The Optimist Creed, written by Christian D. Larson, a renowned American New Thought leader, teacher and author.
We’ve covered Promise #1, …
Use the Power of Optimism to Transform Your Leadership by Celebrating Others’ Success with this Leadership Promise
When we achieve a goal, it’s normal and completely expected that we are thrilled, proud and joyful. But have you ever had an experience where you’re just as thrilled, proud and joyful about someone else’s achievement?
If you’re a parent, the answer is probably yes. But adopting this same level of enthusiasm and celebration about people other than your own children is a key to harnessing the power of optimism as a transformational leader.
Use the Power of Optimism to Create the Results You Want
In business, as in life, you’ll be called upon to make critical decisions where the stakes are high. If things work out well, you’ll achieve something great. But if they don’t work out, you could face devastation and ruin. The power of optimism and optimistic leadership can be used in these high-pressure situations to ensure the right decision.
My client Francisco is an excellent example of how you can use the power of optimism to discern which decision will help you create the results you…
Use the Power of Optimism to Find the Silver Lining in Any Situation
Challenges are a part of life. But how you engage with difficult circumstances determines your success. A key to being a successful transformational leader is using the power of optimism to navigate tough times.
In this series of articles, we’re exploring The Optimist Creed, a book written by renowned American New Thought leader, teacher and author Christian D. Larson.
Help Your Friends and Your Team Believe in Themselves Using the Power of Optimism
As transformational leaders, we often focus on influencing others and achieving results within our own careers.
But you have the opportunity to influence people in your personal life, too! The power of optimism can be incredibly effective at helping your family and friends believe in themselves and their ability to achieve the dreams they hold dear.
This post is part of a series that examines the promises of The Optimist Creed and the power of optimism…
Plant Seeds of Change by Speaking of Health, Happiness, and Prosperity to Everyone You Meet
For transformational leaders, the power of optimism can’t be overstated.
Optimism can help us maintain momentum and commitment, move steadily through challenges, and garner support from others.
In addition, the power of optimism can spark change in others, inviting them to step into a bigger, better version of themselves and creating a space for dreams to flourish.
In this series, we’re examining the promises of The Optimist Creed, a powerful set of promises created…