A positive mindset is different from just being an upbeat or cheerful person. It’s a deeper sense of a people-centered positive view of what’s possible. This person is quick to bounce back from hardship and help other people see ways to join together around a common goal.

You might hear this leader congratulating their team for taking on an impossible task knowing they had this person’s encouragement to see them through.

Do you just model your positive attitude and hope it’s contagious like a disease? Or do you help people connect with their own reasons to see what’s possible?

Be sure your team is equipped to see beyond the process and remember the people involved. Next time you might not be there to shape a positive work climate and culture. But you won’t have to worry — your team will take it from here.

Life is a team sport. Help the team see their potential.