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Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists

Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals.

We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.*

It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

The Strategic Optimist: Sets an admirable goal, and strives to get there, tackling issues as they arise. If you’re a strategic optimist, you envision the best possible outcome and then eagerly plan to make it happen.

The Defensive Pessimist: Sets an admirable goal, then sets about anticipating all the potential pitfalls ahead of time, not to discourage the project, but (in his mind) to make the project move forward more smoothly. If you’re a defensive pessimist, even if you’ve been successful in the past, you know this time could be different. You start imaging all the things that could go wrong.

The personas share a desire for achievement. Within that agreement, the optimist provides a driving energy, the pessimist provides a “stop, think, act” counterbalance that keeps the energy of the optimist focused and more productive.

Optimists vs Pessimists: Inherently Opposed to Each Other?

The reputations for optimists are “wild-eyed” and “out of control,” and for pessimists it could be “wet blankets” or “naysayers.” Both stereotypes arise from the superficial observations of their behavior. You can probably recount a number of instances where a dynamic conflict between optimist and pessimist played out in your workplace. But once you get beneath the skin and understand the motivations that are driving that behavior, you can validate and respond positively to each person’s motivations. This awareness removes the impediments to fruitful working relationships, and opens that door to complementary collaboration.

Optimists get excited about a new idea, and start laying plans to achieve it. They appreciate that there are risks that hurdles could arise to stop progress, but they are comfortable living with that risk, and do not consider risk a deterrent. The Optimist anticipates that a solution to each hurdle will be found, and gets started. Stress arises from a lack of progress, rather than a concern for potential pitfalls.

Pessimists are also energized by achievement, but exhibit a stronger aversion to risk, and their thoughtful, cautious approach is a manifestation of their desire to curb risk by anticipating and planning for problems that could arise. Stress rises for pessimists when they are forced to proceed without a well-laid out plan.

  • It drives the pessimist nuts when the optimist forges ahead with initiatives without proper analysis of potential pitfalls.
  • The optimist abhors the “analysis paralysis” that hinders action, and is comfortable dealing with all the pessimist’s potential issues “down the road.” And, if that issue never arises, time and energy have been saved!

“You never get anywhere if you don’t start,” says the Optimist.

“What happens if you get started down the wrong road? What a waste of time that would be,” counters the Pessimist.

  • It drives the optimist nuts when the pessimist sees a failed initiative as says “I told you so,” with a long list of specific reasons for the failure “that the optimist should have seen coming.”

As Grant notes in his LinkedIn post: Pessimists perform at about the same level if they believe in the goal. They simply manage the process differently. It is this clash in styles that most frustrates optimists and pessimists who work together.

Once again, the solution is in awareness of what is motivating your co-worker, and a willingness to accommodate your own style to raise your mutual productivity. In other words, forge a better working relationship by meeting each other in the middle.

How does all this work in practice? Quite well, if the two principals involved come to understand each other’s motivations.

Consider a management consultancy with a powerful “rainmaker” who brings in a lot of clients. He or she is terrible, however, at actually launching the client engagement because the details of the commitment have not been thought through. The rainmaker’s “consigliore,” however, turns out to be a defensive pessimist who may not excel at luring in new prospects but is quite adept at anticipating all the issues that may arise between “yes” and “go,” and keeps the relationship-building on track.

Here are the critical mindsets to adopt to make such a profitable collaboration work:

  • The optimist needs to understand that the behavior of the pessimist is not a condemnation of the optimist’s ideas or creativity. In fact, the pessimist is signaling his or her interest in the idea by energetically exploring the pros and cons.
  • The pessimist needs to understand the optimist’s enthusiasm is an asset to the organization, and will keep the team engaged and action-oriented.

Each agrees to live with more stress than they would otherwise:

  • The optimist accepts a slower pace that is still action-oriented.
  • The pessimist accepts that every contingency cannot be anticipated, and lives with a little more stress about possible hurdles in the interest of faster progress.

Does this ring a bell with you? Can optimists and pessimists forge productive working relationships? Have you experienced this positive interaction with someone who seemingly doesn’t share your enthusiasm, but proves to be a tireless worker and advocate for your project?

* Defensive pessimism: Harnessing anxiety as motivation. Norem, Julie K.; Cantor, Nancy; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 51(6), Dec 1986, 1208-1217. 

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[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Make August Your Personal Rejuvenation Month

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

The Unbiased Opinion is a Myth. Discard It.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Time to Act Civilly at Work? Professor Porath Says It Pays Off.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

When Motivating Employees, Do Words Get In the Way?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

How to Sell Senior Executives on the Value of Talent Development

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Temporary Project Teams Need Scaffolding to Work Well

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

On Memorial Day – Remember and Acknowledge

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

To Manage or To Lead – That is the Question

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Break Conversational Habits to Break Out of Ruts

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Schedule that “Thirdly Review”!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Make Spring Fever a Productive Force at Work

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Change Happens Inside Out – Driven By Middle Managers

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Hiring Outsiders Costs Money. Save it by Investing in Human Development.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

How Quickly Does Your Culture Sub-Optimize New Talent?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

How Do You Fix a Jerk at Work?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Valentines Day Marks the Halfway Point in Q1 – How Are Your Leadership Resolutions Fairing?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

More Grist for the “Why Are Employees Not Engaged” Chat Mill

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Dave Tighe Joins Writers on LinkedIn as Employee Engagement Expert

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership Tips for Kicking Off 2015

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

In 2015 Employee Engagement Will Look Like It Did in 2014…and 2013…

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Employee Engagement Must Address Professional and Personal Performance Factors

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

January Leadership Advice Deluge has Begun! Resist the Urge to Read It All.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

McKinsey Offers Evidence: Senior Executives Still Struggle With Leadership Habits

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Happy Holidays from Bovo-Tighe!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

2014 is Done – Time to Kick-Start January

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Sweat the Small Stuff Says Rory Sutherland in a TED Talk – This is What Bovo-Tighe Does for You

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Just Twenty Working Days ‘Till Christmas – What Can You Get Done???

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Defend Human Development Investments Strategically

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Be Great to Work With

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leaders Must Still Manage. You Don’t Get Off That Hook!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

It Takes Time to Change Employee Habits – And Lots of Support.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Employee Recognition – Easy to Say, Hard (it seems) to Do

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Misguided Advice from Monster about Aspiring to a Leadership Role

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Honda Waigaya and Outward Bound – Lessons in Patient Leadership

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Master the Art of Questioning (and Listening) to Better Raise Productivity

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Kick-Start Your Team’s Productivity Push for Autumn

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leaders Master the Art of Questioning to Raise Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

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[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Asking Silly Questions Makes You Smarter

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Employee Engagement is Personal, So Personalize Your Approach

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Employee Engagement – Make the Connections!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

The Case of the Market Basket CEO – Leaders Who Care Get Strong Employee Support

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leaders: Spend More Time Leading People and Less Time Doing Stuff

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Take Steps to Run Better Meetings – Walk While You Talk

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Confident Leaders Keep Arrogance at Bay With a Dose of Humility

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Employee Engagement is Really Simple – But Does Take Energy and Focus

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Great Leaders See Themselves as Others See Them – And Engage Better

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Sayonara June! Hola July! Time for Mid-Year Resolutions.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leaven Your Positive Leadership Outlook With Real-World Negativity – Pursue the Truth!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Reset Your Leadership Mindset for the Next Six Months

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Great Leaders Make Life Better for Their Followers

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Defend No Process – Defend the Mission Against Old Processes

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

How to Maintain Workplace Productivity During the Summer Vacation Season

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

A More Productive Mindset for Work in Six Steps

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

A Great Set of Productivity Tips – Read This Instead of Facebook at Lunch Today

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Honor the Last Full Measure of Devotion on Memorial Day

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

As a leader, you will get angry – How you handle that anger is critical to team productivity

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Middle Managers Can All Lead – If You Show Them How

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Never Assume: Pursuit of Truth Makes Decision-Making Better

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

The Last Mile of Employee Engagement is the Hardest to Travel

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

We Love the Energizing Month of May

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Still Pushing Employees to the Brink: A bad habit from the Great Recession.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Toyota Agrees: Machines Don’t Innovate – People Do.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership Development Gaps Expose a Lack of Strategic Commitment

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

“Overnight” Organizational Change Takes Great Long-Term Leadership

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

A “Lucky Seven” Set of Tips for the Freshly Minted Leader

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Does Your Online Presence Promote You?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leaders Don’t Pick Winners: Develop All of Your Team Members

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

May the Wind be at Your Back this St. Patrick’s Day

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership Lessons for the Ides of March

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Our Foundations of Excellence Refresher

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Great Conversations Build Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

i4cp Research Isolates Six Key Employee Engagement Factors

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Tap Untapped Talent You Have Already Hired

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Each Great Leader is Unique, But They All Engage

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe Supports Shell in Launch of New Gulf Platform

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Annual Performance Reviews Should be the Icing not the Cake

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Resources We Rely On for New Ideas about Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Machines Don’t Innovate: People Do.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Hide From Your Manager to Get More Done!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership Quotes to Get Your Mind Set for February

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership Development Does Not Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Brooke Bovo at TTI Winter Conference: Love Your Clients, Not Your Expertise

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Why Does Leadership Development Fail to Create Great Leaders?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

New Year Resolution: Make a Habit of Your Productive Mindset

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

OSHA Discloses Most Common Workplace Hazards – The List Remains the Same

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership Lessons from Scrooge and the Grinch

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Merry Christmas from Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

McKinsey Highlights Slow Adoption Rate for Intra-Company Social Networks

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Holiday Employee Gifts that Cost Little More Than a Bit of Your Time

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Books to Inspire Great Leaders Include Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

A Culture of Agility Requires a Commitment to the Pursuit of Truth

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Lean Manufacturing Demands Fully Engaged Employees

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Rob Markey of Bain and Co.: Employee Engagement Rocks!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Flexible Job Schedules Can Win Employee Loyalty

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Employee Engagement a Strategic HR Imperative for 2014

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Maintaining Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

The Paradox of Employee Engagement: It Works Yet Few Companies Try

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Remember Veterans on Veterans Day with a Heartfelt Thank You

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Defuse the Gunpowder Barrel with Sustained Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Happy Halloween from Bovo-Tighe!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Minga Foundation Ups Productivity by Raising Awareness of Personal Motivators

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Gallup Employee Engagement Results Not Budging

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Stop Being Nice at Work? Not So Fast!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Aberdeen Report Finds Competitive Advantage for Companies that Improve Hiring Processes

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Three Leadership Tasks That Unleash Team Productivity

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

What Prevents Teamwork From Adding Value?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

How Can You Make a Vacation From Work Truly Stress-Free?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Time Off is Restorative – Organizations that Don’t Encourage It Lose Out

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Have Employees Track Their Own Successes to Raise Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

A Quick Cost/Benefit Analysis of Employee Training and Development

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe Participates in 2013 CLO Forum

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Labor Day in the U.S.: A Connection to Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Great Employee Engagement Starts by Asking a Lot of Questions

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership Inspiration for a Hot Day in August

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Employee Engagement Remains Elusive: You Are the Problem and the Solution

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

More Thoughts on the Great Value of Middle Management Leadership Training

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Working from Home Does Raise Employee Engagement, if Done the Right Way

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Define leadership more broadly. Anyone can lead, at any level.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Engaged Employees Accumulate Business Acumen

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Engaged Employees Honor the Pursuit of Truth – And You Should Value That Trait

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe Presents Dole Case Study at HR Star Conference

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Build a Corporate Culture that Embraces Change

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Happy Independence Day

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Celebrating Failure? You Bet! How Else Can You Learn New Stuff?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

CEOs Must Foster Culture Based on People – Not Process

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Gallup Confirms the American Worker Remains Unengaged

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe Senior Consultant Steve Eddy Honored at the University of Nebraska

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Is it possible to be overworked and underutilized?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Create Great Leaders in Your Organization

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Retain Talent by Fostering Professional and Personal Growth

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership Starts with Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Take the Time to Say Thank You to Those Who Died Defending Us

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

When Should You Micromanage Employees?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership in Public Management

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Time to Rehire Yourself?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Of Lollipops and Leadership

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

HubSpot and Netflix Offer Insights on Building Productive Organizational Cultures

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Why We Love May at Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Are Millennials Really Different About Job-Hopping?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe and Harvard Business School Are On the Same Page

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Lessons on Leadership from Britain’s Royal Navy

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Raise the Meaning Quotient for Employees to Raise Productivity

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Employees Can Only Manage Their Time if the Organization Lets Them

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Social Media Collaboration is Shaking Up How Employees Engage with Each Other

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Goal Alignment Takes Work and Communication that Counts

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Our Philosophy about the Pursuit of Truth Includes Your Health

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

March Madness is a Leadership Moment

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

May the road rise to meet you on this St. Patrick’s Day.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

QBQ works well with the Bovo-Tighe Foundations of Excellence philosophy

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership Tales from Top People – Courtesy of LinkedIn

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Marissa Mayer Should Focus on Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Drop Your Information Filters to Boost Engagement with Fellow Employees

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

More Thoughts on How to Engage Employees

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Challenging “Accepted Wisdom” Unlocks Creativity and Productivity

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Quotes that make you think – Are you open to the truths you need to hear?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Passion at Work: Nurturing it Starts the First Day of Employment

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Stephen Covey: A Truly Inspirational Force for Innovation in Human Development

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Summer Thoughts on the Pursuit of Truth

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Employee Dissatisfaction Still the Norm in 2012 – Therein Lies Opportunity!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Exploring 8 Rules for Creating Passionate Corporate Cultures (Round Three)

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Stop Hating Meetings: Fix Them Yourself!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

New Bovo-Tighe Article on eZineArticles.com about Better Meeting Practices

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Employees are Consumers of Corporate Culture: They won’t “buy in” until you earn their trust!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

101 Steps Towards Better Leadership

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership: A Worthy Distinction

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

The Cure for Bad Meetings: Pay Attention and Contribute!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Caring for Your Employees Unlocks Great Productivity

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership Behavior Can Stifle Productivity – Even Unintentionally

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership: Its Trappings Lead Good People Astray

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Information Underload: Bad for Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Client News: Shell Sets Record for Deepest Oil and Gas Well

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two About Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two about Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – November 2011

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Workplace Time Wasters: Facebook vs. the Two-Martini Lunch

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Dumb Things Bosses Do

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Dumb Things Bosses Do

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Steve Jobs: A Born Visionary Who Learned to be a Leader

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Old United “Speech” Ad Still Resonates Strongly in the Digital Age

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Power Breeds Overconfidence in Leaders

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe connects with the HR community at the HR Star Conference

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

One-Foot-Out-the-Door Disease is Bad for Productivity

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

How best to make leadership training truly work? Never stop!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe shares a snap-shot of its ongoing work on Alaska’s North Slope

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Leadership: It all starts with you

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

We applaud our client, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on their Webby Award

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Technoserve extends its initiatives in Africa by leveraging Bovo-Tighe expertise.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

A standing ovation for an active client, Technoserve, which helps poor communities thrive worldwide!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

The Bombardier Case Study: Successful Commitment to Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Talent Management: All agree we need it. Few act on it.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Talent Management: A Strategic Imperative with little actual support

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

On Performance Reviews: The Urge to be Better-than-Worst Raises Productivity

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Changing Corporate Mindsets is the Critical Path to Cultural Change: Now We Have Research to Prove It!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Are people truly your company’s best asset? Can you prove it?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Compensation Plans vs Employee Emotion

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

About that left brain-right brain split: It doesn’t happen.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

With Leadership Development: Are We Smarter that Fifth-Graders?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Corporate Flu Epidemics: What Sort of Infectious Attitudes Do You Spread Around?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Bovo-Tighe December Newsletter

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Change employee behavior by changing their bad habits.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

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[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

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[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

The psychology of change management

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

“engagement” and “fun”

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

Performance Reviews done well require great communication.

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

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[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

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[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

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[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

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[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

The irrational side of change management

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

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[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

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[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="230"]Adam Grant in Action Adam Grant Defends Productive Pessimists[/caption] Here is a surprising insight: Optimists and Pessimists make very good business partners. Their apparently conflicting styles actually complement each other, and keep the team moving productively towards their goals. We know this in part because we have seen the dynamic working within our own Bovo-Tighe group, but we also recently found great support for this contention through a post on LinkedIn by Wharton professor Adam Grant, which connected us to research done that identifies the underlying motivations of optimists and pessimists and how they can indeed complement each other profitably.* It is important to note that the research focused on successful people who seemed to achieve at a high level even when exhibiting pessimistic traits. The researchers focused on two “personas” in their work:

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