Does Strategic Optimism Help Leaders Lead?

Information from over ten years of research in the areas of Positive Psychology and Positive Organizational Psychology are being used in businesses and organizations to create Strategic Optimism. Strategic Optimism means having a positive expectation for the future that contributes to flourishing and well-being. Human flourishing is described as the sum of positive emotions, positive actions […]

Be Successful with This Attitude: Realistic Optimism

Much has been written about the value of optimism. Some people believe success will come easily if you are just optimistic – sort of like wishful thinking. Unfortunately, life isn't as easy as visualizing what you want and waiting for it to happen. I know this from personal experience. Does this mean optimism is not helpful? […]

What a Strategic Optimist Needs to Know

Information from over ten years of research in the areas of Positive Psychology and Positive Organizational Psychology are being used in businesses and organizations to create Strategic Optimism. This same type of optimism is equally important in your personal life. Strategic Optimism means having a positive expectation for the future that contributes to flourishing and […]

Do You Do This to Increase Your Motivation?

Motivation is important at any stage in life. It means you are using one or more of your strengths, and you are probably doing something that is important to you. Whatever it is, it matches one or more of your values and is meaningful. What happens in life though when things are not going well? Perhaps a family member […]

How Many Characteristics of Positive Communication Do You Have?

Summer often gives us more opportunities to socialize and have more contact with friends and family. This means we will be communicating a lot in both work and volunteer environments, and also social situations. With all of these opportunities, it seems this is a good time to review what the characteristics of positive communication are. […]

Feeling Stressed? Use These Tips To Be Happier

We feel stress for a variety of reasons. To some degree, it depends on what is important to us. Sometimes it happens because of tragedies, such as the recent Boston Marathon bomb blasts mentioned in my welcome message. Other times, it happens because of the economy, weather related disasters, relationship or health problems, a death, […]

How to Build Your Emotional Strength before You Retire

Planning for retirement can be challenging because of the changes you will be facing and the many decisions you will be making. By this time in your life, you also know you live in an imperfect world. Fortunately, you have a choice about how to live in an imperfect world. As you go through this transition, you […]