Research by Snyder, a positive psychologist, says HOPE can be the single most important characteristic that aids our success.
It is also the thing that seems to be missing in our daily lives when we are confronted by the world affairs and the daily negative news cycle.
So Why is HOPE relevant to how you and your workforce feel and perform?
When we are hopeful as individuals and as a group – when barriers appear we find other ways to go around them. We find new pathways.
The power that HOPE can have on performance is startling.
People with hope are more resilient and persevere for longer
People who lack hope cannot imagine a better future
People with hope believe they can instigate change
People who lack hope believe they have no control
People with hope keep trying ...finding new pathways to reach their goals
People without hope are likely to give up sooner
Leaders who deliver messages of HOW - messages of HOPE - allow their people to engage fully with the possibilities of their future….. they enable goal setting, discretionary effort and positive mindsets. According to Synder, HOPE is the single most important characteristic for success.
“Hope is not blind optimism. It's not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path.
It's not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it.
Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.”
Margie is currently delivering key note talks, team and community workshops on THE HOPEFUL LEADER, which is receive high praise and reviews.
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