Notes On The ' Optimism Leaders ' And ' The Glass Is Half Full '

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Optimism. Leaders, who are optimism can “roll with the punches”, consequently, their “glass is half-full”, thus, they are able to see opportunities in changes rather than threats. Hence, upcoming changes will be for the better. Furthermore, optimism leaders, see the positive attributes in others, therefore, expect the best from them. My supervisor has never said anything positive about anyone or change for that matter. Thus, he is constantly belittling others and creating a toxic environment to work in. He perceives changes as threats; therefore, he speaks negatively and struggles to adapt. Furthermore, his negativity affects his ability to accurately evaluate others attributes. Consequently, our quarterly assessment of our…show more content…
As a result, he is lacking the foundational skill of emotional intelligence which hinders the other competencies as well. More so, he has been passed over several times for advancement, hence, “self-awareness is so important for job performance that 83 percent of people high in self-awareness are top performs” (Bradberry & Greaves, 2009, p. 26). Apparently, others notice his shortcomings in emotional self-awareness, accurate self-awareness, and self-confidence. Emotional self-awareness. Leaders, who are in harmony with their inner signals, and are aware of how their feelings move them and their job performance, have emotional self-awareness. Unfortunately, my supervisor is not able to understand the best course of action because he is not mindful of his emotions or their effects. Hence, my supervisor’s emotions erupt frequently. Since he is unaware of what pushes his buttons, he is incapable of controlling his outburst. After his explosions, he dwells on it for a substantial amount of time and is not able to move on, thus affecting everyone’s job performance. Additionally, his feelings towards the organization distract him from managing those he leads. For instance, his animosity interferes with distribution of information creating incompetency. Accurate self-assessment. Leaders, who usually know their limitations and strong points, display an interest in learning where they need to develop, and encourage positive criticism and
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