Learn what Brené Brown has to say about: 1. What prevents leaders from being more effective, 2. How it is critical for leaders to become more self-aware in order to become more effective, and 3. What is required of leaders to actually move the needle on their effectiveness.
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.
Fear is the root of dysfunctional leadership. I hope by reading this, you have awakened more to that reality; which, in turn will help you: (1) become a more effective leader, and (2) abolish fear from your culture so that your leaders and employees can be at their best.
This is where inclusive leadership comes in. If we want our employees to be engaged, motivated, and committed, their leaders need to behave inclusively, meaning giving them a voice and valuing them.
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.
Whenever I see leadership changes, I can’t help but think that what lied at the root of their inability to be more successful was themselves, and in particular their lack of mindfulness and lack of understanding of the mindsets that drive their non-conscious automatic processes.
What causes people to see the same thing or encounter the same situation and interpret so differently? The difference is one’s mindsets. The reality is that the lenses we use to view the world largely determines the success we have in our life, work, and leadership.
"Cultivating a growth mindset could be the single most important thing you ever do to help you achieve success."
Through this experience, Benjamin learned that having an outward mindset allowed him to not only enjoy his job more, but it allowed him to create better music, which opened up a world of opportunity to him.
Just being able to clearly identify specific mindsets is powerful because it gives us specific targets that we can confidently focus in on. Without such identification and clear labels, we end up shooting a little haphazardly.