Leading others begins with leading yourself. The self-aware leader knows how to utilize common personality and behavioral assessments to identify the strengths, weaknesses, and preferences at play within themselves and the teams they are on.
Since birth we've been taught - either directly or passively - right/wrong, good/bad, do/don't. Do we ever reflect on those beliefs and commitments? The "agreements" we've embraced profoundly affect our interactions with people. Longterm, impactful leadership hinges on proactively examining these powerful drive acrs s our behavior that often operate without our full awareness.
Vulnerability used to be taboo in professional settings. In recent years, research has proven that joy, safety, and vulnerability fuel the most powerful regions of our brains. The implication: your best work comes after learning to be vulnerable.
What are the most powerful words in the universe? Angela Duckworth proposes, "Not yet." "Not yet" holds the power of human potential. Do you know how to build that? "Not yet." Are you capable of making that happen? "Not yet." Can your team develop a process to reach that goal? "Not yet." But I can. But we will. But I will learn. "Not yet" is a commitment to a growth mindset. It's a recognition of and fierce commitment to a human's infinite capacity for development. A leader with a growth mindset builds a powerful team. A team with a growth mindset builds amazing realities.