Let’s start with a caveat: Pessimism should probably NOT be your default setting if you want to be successful in the construction business. Cockeyed optimists like Wayne might dismiss or rebel at the idea that pessimism can be a positive. Isn’t it a drag on creativity and the relentless march forward to higher volume, profits, innovation, etc.?

Is that fair? Are there not instances where pessimism is actually healthy and a good thing in the context of business discussions and planning? Please tune in this week as Wayne discusses instances where pessimism can be a good thing and offers four tips for introducing a healthy pessimism into your meetings. What’s your experience? Can pessimism be a positive for a construction company? If so, how? Please share with us in the comments.

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