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Leading with Self Confidence:
Growth Mindset Required

Self confidence is a key ingredient to leadership success but too much can lead one astray if not grounded in reality. The history of great business failures is littered with over-confident leaders who believed they were immune to risk. Without authentic confidence, leaders can’t create outstanding business results. I’d say leading with confidence is a […]
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The Growth Mindset of an Effective Leader

What distinguishes a potential great leader from one who is mediocre? From my experience as an executive coach in many different industries, some stand out more than others: Those leaders with a growth mindset who use every challenge as a learning goal. There are leaders who focus almost exclusively on performance. And there are others […]
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Shift Your Mindset for Success:
Some Really Practical Tips

If you’ve ever suspected you’ve got more potential than you’re actually achieving, then part of the problem may be your mindset. The way we handle mistakes and setbacks is determined by our thinking.  Two sets of mindsets come into play, according to Carol Dweck, Ph.D., author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Random House, […]
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Unlock Your Potential with a Shift in Mindset

Do you ever wonder why some very smart people don’t live up to their potential? Maybe you even include yourself in this category. Some scientists propose that underachieving may come down to mindset. Mindset is “an established set of attitudes held by someone,” says the Oxford American Dictionary. It turns out, however, that a set of […]
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Self Confidence, Mindset and
Achievement: Vital for Leadership

Leaders require mental toughness and resilience under fire. How do we develop self confidence in our careers? Since none of us are immune to mistakes along the way, how do we handle those so that we continue to build confidence without sweeping them under the carpet? It all has to do with mindset, that is, […]
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Leadership Growth:
Heroic and Post-Heroic Stages

In my previous posts, I introduced you to developmental theory for adults and how developmental stages are being applied to leaders. A better understanding of leadership growth can help organizations and coaches approach leadership training with an expanded perspective. The theory of developmental stages for leadership indicates that if we try to grow leaders’ inner […]
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Developmental Stages and Leadership Growth

Developmental theories have been around for decades, based on 50 years of psychological research into how adults mature. How are developmental stages applied to leadership growth? How do leaders grow into more effective levels of maturity, wisdom and agility? Organizational psychologists have since applied the basic tenets to leadership development. Their conclusions are summarized here:
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5 Learning Goals: The QUEST for Growth

I’ve worked with successful sales people who are focused, goal-driven, and results-oriented. And occasionally I’ve worked with extraordinarily successful sales people who outshine all others. The difference? Extraordinary sales people set both performance goals and learning goals. Not only do they want to achieve a sale, but they consider it their job to learn from […]
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How to Build and Expand Your Self-Awareness

How self-aware are you? Self awareness is one of the foundations of emotional intelligence and being able to lead others. I’ve been writing about the importance of knowing yourself well here. The key to building better self awareness is feedback. Have you asked others for feedback about yourself?
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Lack of Self Confidence: What’s Stopping You?

No one—not even the most outwardly self-assured leader—is immune from periods of self-doubt and lack of self confidence. In fact, sometimes doubt can be healthy when it acts as an internal check. People with healthy self confidence are more adept at managing their inner experiences and better at learning from mistakes and failures. Their self […]
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