The Role of Hope in the Workplace

The Role of Hope in the Workplace
Think how often you hear the word “hope” at work—I hope we win that contract. I hope we get bonuses this year. I hope the boss is pleased. Or, more negatively, that old adage, hope is not a strategy.  Hope may not be a strategy; it is actually much more. Some people equate hope with wishing, but wishing lacks the critical components of hope. The Greek origin of the word “hope” means confident expectation, not merely wishing. The distinguishing factors of hope are a ... Read more
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Keep Hope in Your New Year

Keep Hope in Your New Year
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come.” -Alfred Lord Tennyson As the old year ends, and a new one begins, many of us look back at the impact the past twelve months had on our lives. We may celebrate the successes, evaluate the failures, and assess progress toward our life goals. Sometimes, however, a certain year brings great personal loss — the death of a loved one, the ending or estrangement of an important relationship, the loss of a job, or a serious ... Read more
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Meet Hope Halfway

Meet Hope Halfway
Watching the results of the Presidential primary in Nevada, I was struck by the positive spin many of the candidates put on their performance. Despite slim wins, or even losses, each contender expressed optimism about future success. It made me question if their views had any basis in reality or if they were simply channeling Pollyanna, the little girl who found something positive in every negative situation, and who was persistently optimistic—sometimes to her detriment. Are the candidates ... Read more
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