Positive Outlook for Leaders
One of the most important characteristics of a leader is having a Positive Outlook, because it helps mindful leaders thrive.
Many experts have supported that there is a strong relationship between mindfulness and positivity as it directly correlates to development of emotional intelligence competencies.
A leader with a positive outlook will have strong abilities to see the best in people and situations and will take a solution-oriented approach to problem-solving. Also, a positive leader has hope for a better future, has the ability to focus on the positive aspects of difficult situations and is inclined to have positive perceptions of others. These competencies reduces negative thoughts. In our current environment we deal with an overload of negative headlines from around the world on various news media which can be difficult to avoid. From a leadership perspective it means that leaders need to work harder to cultivate a positive outlook in themselves and their organizations, and their community.
Having a positive outlook is a leadership competency that entails focusing on the positives in people, situations and events. It has tremendous value in leadership, as it builds resilience, sets the stage for innovation and opportunity, and facilitates greater performance and outcomes, particularly for the road ahead.