Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Scarcity Mindset Vs Abundance Mindset

Scarcity Mindset Leaders vs. Abundance Mindset Leaders***

- Scarcity mindset leaders negatively impact their organizational culture. When a leader's perception is a lack of resources, money, or opportunities, the result is dysfunctional work politics, fear, and paranoia.

- Scarcity mindset leaders feel that when others succeed, something is being taken away from them.

- Scarcity mindset leaders suppress and often destroy; creativity, innovation, and teamwork.

- Scarcity mindset leaders create hostile environments where it is unsafe to have vulnerability trust (Lencioni).

Abundance Mindset Leaders will empower those around them to grow, be authentic, and develop their skills further.

- Abundance Mindset Leaders create an environment of openness, opportunity, and recognition.

- A leader with an Abundance Mindset does not feel threatened and is genuinely happy for others to succeed and thrive.

- Abundance Mindset Leaders will also invest in their own self-development to flourish in all areas of life; physical, mental, emotional, financial, career, and spiritual.

- Abundance Mindset Leaders create a plethora of possibilities, creative thinking, innovative opportunities, and strengthens team cohesion.

- An Abundance Mindset Leader is cultivated from a sense of personal self-worth, a genuine self-belief and knowing of one's strengths, and security in one's leadership abilities.

*** Inspired by Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Successful People and the Leadership Freak blog.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Soaring 20's - Self Leadership Conversations

The Roaring 20's

Last century, The Roaring 20's was a time of change and prosperity.

Entrepreneurialism flourished!

Leadership was evolving.

Now here we are...the 20's of the 21st century.
We had "The Roaring"... it's time for "The Soaring!"

"The Soaring 20's"
Self - Leadership Conversations

1. Start with myself; What is my plan for personal growth?

2. Now that I have a plan; prepare it, practice it, and implement it.

3. Now that I have implemented my plan; measure it.

4. Measurements need to be evaluated; what's working, what's not working, what can I start doing that I have not yet tried?

5. Who's holding me accountable?

6. How is accountability keeping me focused.

7. Once focused, how am I going to keep the momentum?

8. When momentum weakens, what will re-energize me?

9. Accept the fact that I will fail; learn and live forward. What's next?

10. Know that I'm committing to personal growth, and by continuously improving myself, I will be better equipped to help others.

My three daily mantras:

1. "Remarkable success is sustained by persistent personal development." ~ Dane Rockwell.

2. The pursuit of Excellence includes the acceptance that I'm not there yet.

3. When it comes to success, there is no finish line.