International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Resilience, Realistic Optimism, and Social Intelligence: Anchors for Managers’ Career Success
Dr. David E. Bartz

Effective managers develop skill sets that enhance performance throughout their careers and translate into being successful. Three anchor skill sets crucial to a manager’s long-term career success are resilience, realistic optimism, and social intelligence. Resilience furnishes managers with the mental toughness and skills to overcome the adversities which they encounter. Realistic optimism provides a mindset and skills for managers to always remain positive and place challenges into the proper perspective in the context of solving them. Social intelligence represents a skill set managers can employ to establish positive and productive relationships with others and work collaboratively with them to maximize everyone’s productivity. Social intelligence also prompts positive feelings and emotions in managers throughout their careers that motivate them to want to work with others to solve problems which they could not solve alone.

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