Holding positive energy as a leader is essentially about removing fear from the process. Fear blocks opportunity and isolates, while positive energy attracts on a quantum level. When we lead with positive energy, we are not assuming that there’s always a problem threatening to overtake you; it’s about leading knowing there is always a solution.

This isn’t about plastering fake smiles on our faces while our world crumbles around us. The power of realistic positive energy doesn’t come from ignoring the challenges we face. It’s about acknowledging them, accepting their existence, and then choosing to respond in a way that fosters growth and development. It’s about approaching them with resilience and a belief that we can overcome. It’s about leading with a mindset that promotes constructive, grounded optimism — a space where acknowledging imperfections and setbacks isn’t a sign of weakness, but instead an opportunity for learning and improvement. It means understanding our journey is a continuous evolution, where each step forward, no matter how small, contributes to our growth. It means acknowledging rough patches are a natural part of life, and they can serve as stepping-stones to something greater if we choose to approach them with the right mindset.

Cultivating and keeping this mindset takes time and intention. It requires finding your own inner peace, moments of glimmer and a stable center you can come back to when things become turbulent.

Remember a time and place when things felt easy, when they flowed, and you were content. Think back to how you felt in that moment — open, energized, happy, excited — and try to find that same feeling again. That feeling can be your base, a place of realization and understanding that opens you to positive energy flow.

What you need to find your own stable center and lead with constructive positivity might look different. Here are some questions and tips that can help you tune in to what will help you in this journey:

  • What helps you access your intuition, allowing you to make your best choices?
  • What activities — which might include things like sleep, meditation, running or even driving — bring your best ideas and solutions forward?
  • Spend some time getting to know and understand your full capability. What strengths and personal power can you access when you go to the deepest level? In other words, what brings you an abundance of energy and excitement?
  • Unpack your mistakes, so you can learn from them and own them. Then make a conscious effort to use those failures as fuel. When it feels like something new is falling apart, don’t be afraid to ask yourself: What is the worst-case scenario? And then: What essential things are still preserved, even then? Once you’ve made some level of peace with this possibility, ask yourself: How can I draw upon my intuition, creativity, wisdom from past experiences and full capability to avoid it and find a better solution?

In the end, the power of positive energy in leadership lies in its ability to inspire resilience, foster growth and cultivate a culture of continuous improvement. It’s about recognizing that life isn’t perfect, times are often hard, and there are a lot of unknowns, but our response to these imperfections shapes our journey in profound ways.

By embracing the power of positive thinking, we can navigate rough patches with grace, learn from our experiences and emerge as stronger, more empathetic leaders ready to tackle whatever challenges come our way. Because ultimately, the most powerful positivity isn’t about pretending everything is alright. It’s about believing that no matter what happens, we have the

From our Top 20 team, Willow, Tom, and Kevin, who help others lead with positive energy.

Paul Bernabei
Top 20 Training