“There is strong relationship between leadership optimism, long-term returns and employee performance”


– Prof. Niyogi, International Journal of Management


Research now shows that optimistic leaders outperform pessimistic leaders because of their coping skills with respect to confronting and solving problems. They are more able to deal with their current reality, accept it and move forward. Pessimistic leaders get stuck.

But Leading with Optimism isn’t gained through an MBA or even experience, it’s a mindset. If you want to dial up your optimism levels, improve your social connections & build your ability to see obstacles as opportunities, you need to spend time working on yourself.

There are 5 simple habits you can start building today that will put you in the right state of mind to lead with optimism and ultimately gain the competitive edge that brings, not only to you as a leader but also to your team who will start to feel safer and respond with the innovation and passion you want and need them to in this digital age.

The future is not shaped by people who don’t really believe in the future.

– John Gardner, Tough Minded Optimism

In a time of increasing unhappiness at work, science clearly shows us that optimism can breed better business outcomes.

The ability for leaders to make their teams feel safe can be done through many mechanisms; from providing forums for people to talk about their mental health to developing a culture that embraces failure.

But one particular leadership behavior is shining through as a key enabler for staff and that is the ability to Lead with Optimism.


  • Optimism increases trust and team spirit
  • Optimism improves adaptability
  • Optimism leads to cooperative climates
  • Optimism increases citizenship
  • Optimism develops stronger efficacy
  • Optimism improves performance

Lead With Optimism is a one of a kind programme that helps leaders dial up their optimism levels, improve their social connections & build their ability to see obstacles as opportunities.

It will provide individuals with tried and tested habits to put you in the right state of mind required to gain the competitive advantage that optimism brings.

The programme not only helps you as a leader but also supports your team who will start to feel safer and respond with the innovation and passion you want and need from them in this digital age.

Future Fit leaders know that the future is shaped by those that believe in the future. They practice intentionally to be bold and explorative in both their mindset and behaviour.


Positive Psychologists the world over, are proving conclusively the incredible effect of happiness and positivity on results. Better yet, they are proving just how simple it is for individuals and teams to activate their happiness advantage in as little as three weeks.

1.5 hour ACTION Seminar/Webinar:
Our impactive introduction into leading with optimism is offered in-person or remotely. We will educate, inspire and most importantly leave you with an action strategy for change. A strategy that you can start the moment the seminar is finished.

21 Day Digital Programme:
Focused on the five key actions that will enable a complete turnaround in optimism within your organisation, our 21 Day Happiness Advantage email programme kicks in after the seminar to keep you on track, accountable and the inspiration alive.

"This programme for change is backed up by stats, facts and science that are all brilliantly spiced up with storytelling that drives action"

– Aurbon Hurling, Founder Roots & Raw

"I measure the quality of learning interventions by the actionable items that emerge as take-homes. If it doesn't inspire real, concrete actions, then it does not have real value to me. When measured on this scale, the leading with optimism programme ranks amongst the top"

– Carel Hauptfleish, Owner Polygon Technologies

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