Leading With Optimism in Challenging Times

Many leaders worry, especially now, that trying to emphasize positivity and happiness will make them look out of touch—and that rather than helping their people, it will backfire. The great temptation is to wait until the crisis is over and things are back to normal before talking about such topics. But, in fact, when we have large challenges facing our worlds, we need our best brains possible to bear upon that situation. Two decades of research shows that the greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy is a positive and engaged brain—especially during crisis and suffering. The more positive the brain becomes during challenges, the more capable it is to proactively adapt to changing circumstances and recover from stress, anxiety, and trauma. In this webcast you’ll hear the story of Genesis Health System, recently featured in Harvard Business Review, and we’ll explore “what leading with optimism really looks like” in times of significant challenge. During this webcast, you will learn: - Why positivity training and interventions matter greatl and how to successfully embed them - How to build a collective confidence so that people take ownership over new mindsets, routines, and ways of working - The essential value of mobilizing optimism through supportive networks and learning together to accelerate recovery and help people come into psychological and emotional balance

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