The world’s greatest leaders are more optimistic than average. Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell once said “optimism is a force multiplier.” That means optimism is infectious and will touch all of your employees if it starts at the top. To exude optimism does not mean avoiding any discussion of current market conditions. Inspiring leaders acknowledge problems but take every opportunity to remind people about the things that are going right. Optimists see no obstacle as too big, no setback as insurmountable, and no request as unsupportable.