May is Mental Health Month: Try this Simple Strategy for a Happier You

Presume Innocence

Years ago, from an audience full of senior leaders, a gentleman approached me as I exited the stage. “What you were describing in your keynote…I like to call ‘Presume Innocence’.” Instantly, I was struck by it’s simplicity.

Presume Innocence.

At a basic level, presuming innocence means to decide, to choose to believe – ahead of time – that the intention of another person is a positive one.

Think about it. How often do you ‘assume’ a negative intention on the part of others? The driver beside you is cutting your off because he is disrespectful. Continue reading “May is Mental Health Month: Try this Simple Strategy for a Happier You”