Optimists often fail to have a Plan B because they believe they can control all the elements within Plan A.
Pessimists can alert a team regarding the risks that would require a Plan B.
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Pessimists are good role models for those who are "yes men".
If you only have around you people that agree with you, you are being set up for failure.
Optimists tend to avoid difficult conversations and this could lead them to miss the opportunity of addressing critical issues.
Pessimists inherently look for the problems more than the solutions. Pessimists are the ones who will see a problem and won't hesitate to share it with you and your team.
"Looking on the bright side" is advise that is seldom helpful.
When people think negatively, they can turn their anxiety into action. They take more time to prepare for the worst-case scenarios.
To be a stronger leader, you need to practice self-confidence. If you’re always second-guessing yourself and feeling shy around your coworkers, they won’t follow you.
Confident leaders have a strong sense of self and rarely express self-doubt. They understand who they are and are comfortable in their own skin. Charismatic leaders are also optimists. They see the glass as half full instead of half empty and are always looking on the bright side.
Difficult people defy logic. They create unnecessary complexity, strife and worst of all stress.
90 % of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. They have well-honed coping strategies that they employ to keep difficult people at bay.
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