Why leadership’s sunny side can burn you

Your Optimism Might Be Stifling Your Team

This is a great article in Harvard Business Review about how unbridled optimism can be detrimental to employees. Especially for a CEO, being too optimistic can make employees think you don’t understand their challenges, you are being dishonest, and/or that you don’t have a grasp on reality. I covered the drawbacks of a CEO who is too optimistic in my Cheerleader CEO Fail post.


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