If you’ve ever worked in a negative environment, you’ll know how important a positive mindset is, particularly for leaders. It’s an easy enough concept to grasp and adopt when things are going well, but when things are going badly and your team is feeling it, maintaining positivity can be difficult. There’s a balance between realism and positivity that isn’t always talked about, yet is critically important.
This episode is part 1 of a 2-part conversation. In this episode we discuss what we mean by a “positive mindset,” the 3 key characteristics of it, and how you can help both yourself and your team maintain a positive mindset- especially when everything around you seems negative.
Tune in for the full conversation or enjoy the moments below:
1:27 – What we mean by ‘positive mindset’
2:11 – The 3 distinct characteristics of a positive mindset
3:48 – Why this matters for leadership
6:04 – Why we sometimes have an immediate rejection of a positive mindset
6:38 – The fundamental belief you can lean on
8:12 – Pili’s story of turning a large team around from negativity to hope
17:01 – The psychology behind being the lone voice of positivity
20:04 – Looking at the mindset analytically
20:32 – How to spread positivity through the team
23:05 – One of the most important pieces of a positive mindset, and its biggest threat
24:01 – A lesson from a baseball pitch brought to leadership
31:44 – How to spread hope so that people hear it
33:37 – The importance of personal stories to keep your mindset up