Leadership Mindset

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One of the ways to set yourself up for greater levels of leadership success is to assess your mindset about your leadership role and about leading, in general. I believe (and I’ve see much proof of it) that the foundation of all leadership success starts with your mindset.  When I say mindset, I’m referring to your attitude and perspective about your leadership role and leadership in general.  Princeton university defines mindset as “a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations”.

Your attitude about leadership determines not only how you will respond to situations surrounding leading, but also determines your success.  This gets into how powerful your mind and your thoughts are and that these things you think about and believe and intend with regards to leading have a great impact on your success, or your failure (depending on what your mindset really is).

It’s important to think about your current attitude and perspective about leading and how it may be impacting your own success.  Is your perspective positive and hopeful, and full of purpose, or, is it more about doing the “same old thing” and perhaps even not wanting to be doing what your doing in you’re current role.  Whatever you are today is fine but it’s important to assess where your mindset is so you can figure out what needs to shift (if anything) to make it better.  Think about it honestly and in our next video blog we’ll review the various aspects of your mindset that you can begin to shift and focus upon to create more and more success for yourself in your leadership role.

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