The capacity to maintain an upbeat attitude, even during times of difficulty. Optimistic people are hopeful in terms of everyday life. Optimism can be thought of as resiliency: how we respond to life's setbacks. The opposite of this is pessimism, which can bring on despair and hopelessness.

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If your boat is sinking, the optimist recognizes the crisis and chooses to bail water rather than go down with the ship.


Case Studies Exercises

Scott Livingston talks about Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

-Self Regard
-Self Awareness
-Self Actualization

-Social Responsibility
-Interpersonal Relationships
Stress Management
-Stress Tolerance
-Impulse Control

-Reality Testing
-Problem Solving

General Mood