Hard Optimism: How to Succeed in a World Where Positive Wins

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Price Pritchett, one of the world's most renowned thought leaders on corporate culture and organizational change, presents a groundbreaking program for developing the positive mental practices that will not only improve your performance on the job, but enhance the quality of every part of your life.

Drawing upon research from the influential field of positive psychology, Pritchett shows you how to adopt hard optimism-a forward-thinking mindset that incorporates resilience, energy, innovation, and hope into the way you approach every task. Hard Optimism gives you 12 powerful, proven practices for reducing negative thinking and adopting the attitude of a winner-the keys to seizing opportunity, overcoming obstacles, and wielding a positive influence on the people around you.

With the action steps outlined in Hard Optimism, you'll discover how to:

  • Recognize and dispute pessimistic thoughts
  • Gain an edge by adopting an optimistic style to interpret events, both good and bad
  • Use positive reappraisal to handle problems and disappointments
  • Know how and when to use negative thinking to your advantage
  • Play to your signature strengths
  • Practice gratitude and forgiveness to fight off negativity

By taking a hard look at reality rather than sugarcoating it, by managing your thought processes to improve hard results, you'll master hard optimism and meet the challenges in every area of your career and life.

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Imagine being able to prepare for change before it happens in your organization. Imagine a state of mind that allows you to withstand shock and uncertainty, make the most of opportunity, and be more effective in the face of adversity. Imagine being part of a team that delivers consistently and ensures the future of the business.

You can. All it takes is Hard Optimism.

“Price Pritchett's insights about the power of the mind in helping individuals respond to a world of unrelenting change are remarkable.”-Gary Snodgrass, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Exelon Corporation

Hard Optimism is the scientists' manual on how to be positive-even when you don't feel like it.”-W. Michael Cox, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

“In Hard Optimism, Price Pritchett provides a liberating message-change our thoughts and we change our future.”-Peter Lee, Director, Corporate Learning and Development, Asia Pacific Region, Honeywell

About the Author:

Price Pritchett is Chairman and CEO of Pritchett, LP, a leading consulting firm with offices in seven countries. For more than 30 years, Pritchett has researched, developed, and implemented proven approaches that help individuals and organizations in every type of business address their biggest challenges. His innovative methods have been adopted by thousands of companies around the world, including Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Dow Chemical, Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, and IBM.

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