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In leadership development, Positive Psychology sets the stage for nurturing hope. Discussions on this topic were a common occurrence when I was studying for my Masters in Transformational Leadership at Bethel University. Positive psychology is a scientific approach that focuses on the positive events and influences in life. It aims to move people who are struggling from merely coping, to thriving. These positive traits include gratitude, resilience, optimism, and hope. The one that has always grabbed my imagination, is hope.

As leaders, we often struggle to find effective ways to strengthen our leadership development strategies, when we are facing disruption from every angle. Tremendous disruption is taking place culturally, socially, economically, and with technology. The unstoppable forces of disruption that we saw in 2020 will continue into 2021 and the next decade.