Outlook is Everything
Here is an interesting piece about how negative thoughts can permeate and affect many facets of our lives. The author points out that, in medicine, the negative presentation of an event or therapy can potentially lead to more negative outcomes — she refers to this as the “nocebo effect”.
As a leader, you should also be aware of the potential for your negative outlook to multiply; remember, your energy is picked up and mirrored by your employees. If you are bringing negative energy and outlook to your office environment, it’s easy for the “nocebo effect” to take hold. Not only can a negative outlook hurt productivity in any professional environment, it can lead to unhappy clients. Changing your outlook can change your experience, and that lesson especially translates to the business world!