I often tell people I am a "glass half-full" person. How do you characterize your approach to life? Do you believe in what people tell you? Do you have faith the outcome will be positive? These approaches all stem from trust.
In this article, as in many others, trust is a critical component of leadership. People know when you trust them, probably more accurately than you will know if they trust you. You're judged by action, words, and outlook (being positive).
This is not about about having a rose colored outlook on life. Consider the upside, not the down. Trust, have faith. You'll be rewarded.
At the core of positive leadership is trust. It tempers new or audacious challenges with trust and humility. While they may set high standards, positive leaders are quick to forgive.They do not hold grudges or induce shame and guilt in their employees, and they create opportunities for employees to be recognized when they succeed.