• Jaclyn T. Badeau

What’s a tip on building your Optimism EQ leadership skill?

Let’s think about it…


It depends on how often you use your optimism EQ Leadership skills… Before we dive in, lets refresh our memory on what flexing these skills may look like: positive attitude in face of adversity; believes in oneself and others; perseveres; hopeful approach to life.


To learn more about your own optimism, you can take an EQ self-assessment or EQ 360 assessment. With this information, we would have a ton of information to customize a plan to develop your leadership skills.


Tip, generally speaking: if you frequently use your optimism skills, then make sure you have grounded optimism. Ideally, optimism is rooted in rational thought and logic. To check that this is the case for you, try:

  • asking for feedback on the goals you have set.

  • looking for past cases where what you are proposing was achieved.

  • seeking buy-in from others. Watch for signs of hesitation or questions about the feasibility of what you are asking.

By incorporating some of these checks into your daily routine, you can confirm whether your goals will bring others along with you or leave them behind in the dust.


Tip, generally speaking: if you don’t use your optimism skills that often, then look for vicarious optimism. When the chips are down and things aren’t going well, it is often helpful to reflect back to a time when you have overcome a similar challenge in the past. However, there are times when our personal experiences aren’t enough. An alternative strategy is to identify with someone—a friend, colleague, or even someone in the media— who has faced a similar challenge and successfully navigated their way through it. If they can do it, so can you!


To learn additional tips and tricks on how to enhance your optimism and other EQ leadership skills and to learn more about EQ Coaching and EQ assessments, please reach out to chat.


*Tips from MHS Assessments


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