Optimism. It’s so much more than a smiley-face emoji. It’s one of the strongest factors that define high performing teams. For good reason. Any team can be positive when things are going well. When things are falling apart and tensions are high, optimistic teams are resilient, proactive and creative because they believe, “we can find a way”.
Optimism is an attitude and mindset. It is built through experience, especially success when the storm blocks out the sun and the waves are coming over the side. It is fostered by a positive appreciation for team effort and celebration of achievement.
- The risks in advocating for optimism
- What makes optimism powerful
- The business case for optimism
- Stories from the field
- Tips for team coaches: exercises, practices that foster optimism