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 – 3

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams In the previous Effective Leadership post, embracing and leveraging challenges, changes and disruptions is what sets apart the manager from the effective adaptive leader.  Challenges arrive nearly daily.  Changes, sometimes with warning … Continue reading The Nature of Effective Leadership – 3

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