Recent article said, “In business-speak, the term optimism often connotes a certain naivete.” But the data says something VERY different — why are we misunderstanding optimism in the corporate sector?
Optimism is one of the key competences of the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence model (if you want to know more about that click here) and there are an incredible amount of research that show the huge impact of EQ on performance (if you want to explore more, click). Just to keep it simple, consider that some research have found, more or less, a 50% of performance explained by Emotional Intelligence and it seems understandable that half of the performance is linked to the emotional side and the other is the usual (and let me underline, real important!) rational intelligence.
See on www.6seconds.org