Why are leaders commonly villains? They have some fears and insecurities that cause them to act in ways that are fully justified to them, but are actually damaging to those they lead.
If we can better understand how we evaluate trustworthiness in others, we can do a better job of managing the trust that others have in us.
If we have developed the wiring for a certain orientation, or if we rely upon one side of our prefrontal cortex, does that mean that we are stuck? No! We can rewire our brains to navigate life more effectively and become more of someone others want to follow.
Thus, if organizations want to more effectively develop their leaders, they need to focus on the three foundational elements of self-leadership: self-awareness, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence.
Rather than focusing on lists that tell us how we should act or behave, a much better approach when improving ourselves and our leadership is to focus on our mindsets.
If you as a parent want to experience less homework-related conflict and your children to have higher academic achievement, then it is critical that you develop a growth mindset.
Many are unwilling to learn and become better because their egos prevent them from acknowledging that, although they were likely doing their best, their ignorance and prior actions have been less than ideal.
Over 4,000 scholarly articles on mindfulness suggests that we should be taking it much more seriously. As a result, we are starting to see organizations such as Google, Aetna, mayo Clinic, and the U.S. Army adopt mindfulness training. This article identifies 25 clear benefits of mindfulness.
I am learning more and more that what is standing between where we are and the success we want to achieve is OURSELVES; and in particular, our thinking.
When I read this story, I was immediately changed. I was changed because I became awake to something that, until then, had been hidden in my subconscious.