While it is often said that “it’s lonely at the top,” there are things that leaders can do to minimize that feeling of isolation. Something as simple as praising a peer on an accomplishment can cultivate an optimistic and encouraging atmosphere. Additionally, opting for “interaction over transaction” can have a positive impact on goal achievement, decision-making, and the extent to which one can influence outcomes. Culture is a top down experience. Creating a culture that recognizes the value of others and promotes a strong sense of optimism heightens an organization’s effectiveness.