Optimism Works ~ Want to Lead? Be an Optimist

In The Leadership Advantage, an essay from the Drucker Foundation’s Leader to Leader Guide, Warren Bennis tells us that optimism is one of the key things people need from their leaders in order to achieve positive results. Every “exemplary leader that I have met,” writes Bennis, “has what seems to be an unwarranted degree of optimism – and that helps generate the energy and commitment necessary to achieve results.” Source

John W. Gardner, former secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, said that leaders provide hope. The best leaders see what we can be when we are our best selfs. They inspire us to inspire others. When we live optimistically we lead our families, neighbors, and colleagues toward a better tomorrow.

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