Leadership Qualities & The importance of Optimism

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I recently read a fantastic article on the importance of Optimism.  I offer a link here today because I think it is worth passing on.  Optimism drives my life and it drives it with purpose.

We have all heard the glass is either half full of half empty cliché to some folks. I am a half full kind of guy.  Frankly, I am the one who see the glass as mostly full and the possibility of making it completely full, a piece of cake.


Life is for the living and sleeping for the dead as far as I am concerned.  Getting up in the morning when the sun is barely up gives me extra time to catch the proverbial worm.  I prepare for my cases, I read reports, I plan my day and I do it with Optimism.

The article I speak of is titled: “Optimism and Attitude Are Inherent to Great Leadership,” written by Jeff Ogden, and published on August 29, 2013.  See link bellow.

Mr. Ogden listed the following four key characteristics which he tells us might be inherent in great leaders. And I could not agree more.

·       Optimism

  • Listening skills
  • Passion
  • Genuine caring


As I read Mr. Ogden´s article, I examined my own characteristics with intent.  We all of course want to see ourselves under the best light possible and hope that others do as well.  We as human beings seek to be liked and appreciated by others.  At least I think so.  I trust that people who come in contact with me professionally and personally see an optimistic man and a man worthy of their trust. I trust they see a man who can listen to what is going on with them with concern.  I am confident that others see in me a man who lives life with passion and one who demonstrates passion for issues that matter. And lastly, I trust they see a man who genuinely cares for them and for their loved one and this includes each and every member of my staff.

If anything, I would include trustworthiness to the list of attributes required of a good leader.  A leader´s word must be his bond.  It is the only way those in your business sphere will know that you can be counted upon to carry on as promised.



Therefore in my life I seek to live by:

A leader must have optimism. A goal must be seen as attainable and worthy of the effort required. Listen to others in order that they may sense their leaders concern for them. Live with passion and project with your passion believe in your goal.  Care, care for those around you and for the goal you seek.

Mr. Ogden´s article confirmed what I have thought all, you don´t have to be the smartest guy in the room, although that never hurts…..but what you have to be is the most optimistic, you have to be the one that try the hardest and believes the most in the goal sought.

I am Attorney Martin E. Regan, Jr. and these are my personal thoughts……

Read Mr. Ogden´s Article at …..


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