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To Be a Great Leader, You Need the Right Mindset



Mindsets are leaders’ mental lenses that dictate what information they take in and use to make sense of and navigate the situations they encounter. Simply, mindsets drive what leaders do and why. For example, two different leaders might encounter the same situation (e.g., a subordinate disagreement) but process and respond to it very differently. One leader might see the situation as a threat that hinders their authority. Another as an opportunity to learn and further develop. When leadership development efforts ignore mindsets, they ignore how leaders see and interpret problems and opportunities like this one.


To lead your team into success, a leader must first exemplify the right mindset for success. This begins with a growth mindset, where you break free from the shackles of fixed beliefs and limited potential. When you consciously adopt the practices and beliefs of a growth mindset, you will open new doors of possibilities without being held back by the fear of failure. As T.S. Eliot once said, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”


With this mindset a leader stays connected, and positive in testing situations, they judge clearly what needs to be achieved and a commitment to the tasks typically gets the job done, they do analyse conditions under pressure and can anticipate problems and potential bottlenecks.


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