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    You Need to Have a Leadership Mindset if You Want to Succeed 


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    If you’re in a leadership position, you got there because of a set of skills and abilities. You did great work and got promoted, or you took off with an entrepreneurial idea, and at some point you became the leader, the boss, the manager, the one in charge.

    But as the old saying goes, what got you here isn’t going to keep you here. If you are in any leadership position, it’s essential that you learn and adopt a leadership mindset if you want to succeed. Here are the six key components for developing a leadership mindset:

    A leader is only a leader if they have followers: Remember, you’re only a leader if you have followers, and to be a successful leader means getting others to buy into your vision and mission. If people don’t feel motivated or inspired by what you’re doing, they’re not likely to follow you or trust you. Make sure to connect and engage those you lead, and help them find meaning in what you are doing.

    Even if you are in charge, you are not the authority: You may be the person in charge, but that doesn’t mean you should try to do everything yourself and make it happen on your own. A successful leadership mindset is about delegating authority—not just tasks—to the right people to get the job done.

    Navigate people instead of trying to fix them. Most new leaders think they have to come and immediately begin solving problems and fixing situations. Instead, consider it your job to make sure the people on your team have everything they need to do their job. The mindset of successful leaders is to navigate people, not to try to fix them.

    Stand with your people, don’t lead them from the front:  Many leaders think they need to stay ahead of their people. But a leader’s proper place is standing right beside them, supporting them. Be in the foxhole with those you lead and they will follow you through the trenches.

    Coach and praise people publicly but criticize privately. In the moment, it’s easy to unthinkingly criticize people in front of others, but the effects are detrimental—and lasting. Successful leaders know they need to serve as a coach or guide, to praise people out loud and reserve critical feedback for a private talk.

    Communicate with clarity so people aren’t in obscurity. Communication is at the heart of great leadership. Some leaders are unnecessarily secretive, and others think they’re doing a great job of communicating in spite of evidence to the contrary. The best leaders cultivate the skills and the mindset they need to ensure clear, constant, consistent communication, because they know it’s the key to getting the results they want and building the trust that makes a strong team.

    Lead from within: A leader with the right mindset can go far and achieve great success. Do you have a leadership mindset?

     

     


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    The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness


    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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  • feedwordpress 21:26:11 on 2018/06/10 Permalink
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    9 Ways Your Mindset Derails Your Success 


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    More and more, evidence points to the power of mindset as a source of our failures and our successes. What differentiates those who are successful from those who aren’t is often nothing more than mindset.

    If you’re not where you want to be, not achieving what you know you’re capable of, maybe it’s time to take a look at your own mindset.

    Here are nine of the most mindsets that derail success:

    1. Constant self-doubt and low self-esteem. Few things are more damaging than self-doubt and low self-esteem. Doubt and fear exist in each of us; we all fear failure. But it’s listening to the negative voices inside your head that will convince you that you not to act, not to take a risk. They will tell you you’re not ready, that you aren’t good enough. Prove them wrong with determined persistent action.

    2. Continuous negativity: You cannot have a positive successful life if you allow negative thinking. A negative thinker sees the down side to everything. we live our thoughts. Our thoughts create action, and every time you think a negative thought you are taking a step away from your success. We each have thousands of thoughts a day, so don’t waste them on negativity.

    3. Endless dissatisfaction: If you’re constantly thinking in terms of what you do and don’t have, it’s a short leap to unhappiness with who you are. To be successful, you need to find happiness from within–that happens when you let go and celebrate everything that is. Happiness or unhappiness is a conscious choice; one will help you succeed while the other lead you away.

    4. Troubled relationships. True success means being surrounded by those you care about and connected with those you love. If you’re experiencing consistent breakdowns with those you care about, no success is going to ever be meaningful. Family, personal, and business relationships are the most basic form of teamwork, and they’re crucial to any kind of meaningful success.

    5. Placing blame. When you blame others for the outcomes you experience, you fail to take responsibility for your own life and success. You will never get unstuck by blaming outside forces for the things you need to fix within yourself.

    6. Relentless comparison to others. it’s easy to compare where you are to where someone else is–and that can make you frustrated. Success is personal, and your success should never be measured against what someone else is doing or has done, but only against the goals you have set and your actions to reach them.

    7. Persistent overthinking. If you genuinely want to succeed, stop overthinking everything. Let go of what you cannot control and concentrate on what you can. Overthinking ends up twisting up everything inside you and around you. It leads to worry and distress and makes everything ten times worse than it actually is. Don’t create problems that aren’t even there in the first place.

    8. Expectation-induced stress. The fastest way to disappointment is to hold expectations and presumptions about how things outside your control should occur. It’s only when you let go of your expectations you are free to enjoy things for what they are instead of what you think they should be. If you seek success, have low expectations and high determination.

    9. Holding on to the past. If you want to move forward, you have to let go of the past. The sooner you realize that the past is … well, past, the sooner you will be able to move on toward your success. Living in the past destroys the future.

    Identify and eliminate these mindsets, and start moving yourself toward success.

     


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  • feedwordpress 21:24:52 on 2018/06/10 Permalink
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    12 Irrational Thoughts Even the Smartest People Have 


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    We all have irrational thoughts, often without even being aware of them. But these irrational thoughts keep us from the success we deserve and the happiness we want.

    Once you’ve identified an irrational thought, the next step is to break it down and replace it with a positive rational belief. Here are 12 of the most common irrational thoughts, which can victimize even smart, rational people. If even one of them sounds like you, do whatever it takes to find a better way to think..

    1. I must be competent in everything or I will never succeed. If you think you have to be competent in everything to succeed, you are setting yourself up for failure. You don’t have to be an expert in everything. Your strength lies in what you know, not in what you don’t.

    2. My emotions are outside of my control. If you think have no power over your emotions, try to think in terms of educating yourself about those emotions. It’s possible to learn to manage your feelings–and in the meantime, however you feel, you can always control how you act and respond.

    3. I can never make a mistake or I’ll be seen as a failure. If you think mistakes are not an option, think again. Mistakes happen and they happen often–and our mistakes have the power to turn us into something better than we were before. So instead of thinking you can never afford to make a mistake, know that mistakes are not only useful but necessary.

    4. I must please others to feel good about myself. This belief is a certain way to set yourself up for failure, because no one can please everybody all the time. The only person you can please is yourself–and if you are happy and confident in yourself, that is where everything will begin to work for you. It’s nice to have other people like you, but it shouldn’t be at the top of your list.

    5. If someone criticizes me, there must be something wrong with me. When you’re the object of criticism, always ask “Is this about me or is it about the person speaking?” Criticism may mean that you see things differently or have different opinions. The secret is not to take it personally and allow them to be what it is: just someone’s opinion.

    6. I will never measure up to others so I should give up trying. If you think you’re not measuring up, remember it’s a feeling and doesn’t necessarily reflect reality. We sometimes struggle with insecurities because we fear being judged–but if you spend your time focusing on your strengths and building your confidence, you’ll be better able to hold your own.

    7. If I do things for myself I’ll be considered selfish. If you pride yourself on always helping, enabling, fixing others, it may feel like you’re doing something wrong if you spend time and effort on yourself. But sometimes you have to focus on yourself to be selfless, because if you lose yourself you will only become a reflection of what everyone else wants you to be.

    8. I must never take risks to make sure I don’t fail. if you think not taking risks will protect you, think again. The biggest risk you can take is never taking risks. In the world of business and leadership, everything changes quickly and the only strategy that leads to success involves taking risks. You don’t have to risk everything, but you do have to risk. If you win you’ll be happy; if you lose you’ll be wise.

    9. If everything is going right, something will go wrong. When times are good, we tend to wait for the other shoe to fall. Nothing will ever be 100 percent right or 100 percent wrong; there will always be an ebb and flow between the two. It’s finding the balance to know that everything will be all right, but that doesn’t mean perfect and it doesn’t mean that things will always be the same.

    10. I don’t deserve success. Thinking of yourself is unworthy is as irrational a thought as you can have. You must believe that you are worthy and you deserve the success you’re working for–no matter what you’ve done or haven’t done. Learn to accept yourself and allow yourself to feel deserving.

    11. It’s easier to avoid problems then to deal with them. Unfortunately, failing to deal with problems doesn’t actually let you avoid them. The more you try, the more they persist. There’s no point in trying to run or avoid or deny or evade them. Remember, a problem is a chance to do better the second time around.

    12. My past controls my future. Only if you let it. The past is there to teach you, and once you’ve learned its lessons you can apply them to the future–but that doesn’t mean they have to take residency there. Learn to let go so you can move on to the next chapter of your life.

    Stay in touch with your inner voice so you can root out your own irrational thoughts and replace them with positivity and growth.

     

     


    N A T I O N A L    B E S T S E L L E R

    THE LEADERSHIP GAP

    What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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    Additional Reading you might enjoy:

     

    Photo Credit: Getty Images

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