Leadership: Growth Mindset Thinking

“In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening.  So, rather than thinking, ’Oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses,’ you can say, ‘Wow, here’s a chance to grow.’”  - Carol Dweck “Fail early, fail often, but always fail forward.” – John Maxwell Throughout the first 34 years of my life, I lived with … Continue reading Leadership: Growth Mindset Thinking

Effective Leadership in Difficult Times

“Never underestimate change. What seems simple at the top is magnified at lower echelons and is extremely disruptive. It is a festering crisis that needs attention from senior management or else loyalty, efficiency, and productivity will suffer.”  - Wheeler L. Baker This series of posts is unpacking some of what is needed if leaders are … Continue reading Effective Leadership in Difficult Times

The Nature of Effective Leadership – 2

‎”Change is not merely necessary to life — it is life.” -  Alvin Toffler, Future Shock “Weep not that the world changes—did it keep A stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.” - William Cullen Bryant A continuation of the identifiers of effective leadership, begun in the previous post. Effective leaders pursue personal … Continue reading The Nature of Effective Leadership – 2