Positive Outlook is an Emotional and Social Intelligence Leadership Competency that entails seeing the positive in people, situations, and events. This competency has great value in leadership, as it is proven to build resilience, set the stage for innovation and opportunity, and facilitates greater performance and outcomes.
Additionally, Positive Outlook allows leaders to maintain focus despite the challenges that inevitably accompany growth and change.
In Positive Outlook: A Primer, Daniel Goleman and colleagues introduce the Positive Outlook Competency, describe why it is important for quality leadership, and give some practical insights for developing this competency that go beyond the simple advice to “be positive.”
This is the fifth in a series of Primers that explores each of the 12 Emotional and Social Intelligence Leadership Competencies. Each includes an overview of the Competency Model.
The other Primers currently available are:
Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Richard J. Davidson, and Vanessa Druskat explain what it takes to develop the Positive Outlook Competency from the perspectives of research, psychology, neuroscience, team dynamics, and leadership development.
Here’s what is included:
Overview of the Emotional and Social Intelligence Leadership Competency Model
Introduction to Positive Outlook
The Brain Science Behind Positive Outlook
Positive Outlook in Teams
Positive Outlook: Beyond the Obvious
Practical Strategies for Developing Positive Outlook
Whether you are an individual looking to elevate your personal performance, a consultant or coach in need of research-based resources, or a head of leadership development in your organization seeking a brief yet informative resource to share with your team, this Primer is for you.