At its simplest, optimism is an expectation that good things will happen and that things will work out in the end.
There’s strong evidence that optimism will improve your health. There is a strong causal link between optimism and longevity. Infectious optimism is the key trait of the globally successful leader.
Following three years of research in The Australian Leadership Project, I concluded that the leadership is pretty good but that we are living in a "Fog of Pessimism."
Two years of collaborative research has followed asking people the question "What makes you optimistic?" We have gone on to ask about the role of optimism in leadership, strategy, innovation, creativity and health.
I have founded the Centre for Optimism which is in start-up mode and growing.
I have published two books:
I have run workshops in corporate environments, government departments, corporations, schools, universities and prisons. I have delivered stirring keynote speeches on this topic from Spain to India to Australia to New Zealand and on to the United States.
I would love to have you join us in this crusade to help people unlock their optimism, be infectiously optimistic and foster infectiously optimistic leadership.