Optimism in leadership is conceptualizing the best possible outcome for a situation and prompting the people around you to put forth their best effort in achieving that outcome. The effectiveness of optimism plays on the human desire to work toward a challenging, but attainable goal. People believe in leaders who have strong convictions and confidence. The optimism of a leader is a direct contributor to an organization’s ability to succeed. Optimism, coupled with a steadfast resolve, grows a culture of confidence and helps organizations move successfully towards their goals.