A Leader's Mindset.
Developing a Leader's Mindset
“To truly embrace a leader's mindset you need to engage with people, help others generate their potential and continually share and expand knowledge to achieve goals and improve outcomes."
"To truly embrace a leader's mindset, you need to engage with people, help others reach their potential, and continually increase your knowledge to reach your goals and improve outcomes."
If being a leader was simple, everyone would do it. Your interest in leading others speaks volumes regarding your desire to make an impact.
Let's dive into the fundamental building blocks of developing a leader's mindset.
Engage with People
If you are not a people person, you will need to become a person focused on engaging with people.
People want and need a sense of connection between their work and its bigger purpose.
People are galvanized by understanding the common goal and vision that their leader puts forth, and this is a powerful motivating influence.
Make Knowledge a Priority
“Be honest. You do not know everything and if you think you know everything you are misguided.”
Knowledge is the one thing people are proud of and are usually willing to share.
It doesn't matter if your expertise is washing windows or being the CEO of a company.
Each person has specific knowledge that adds value. And understanding that knowledge is a discipline to foster and grow is what sets leaders apart.
Your ability to share your knowledge and receive knowledge impacts your success. Seek out people with the knowledge to share and empower them to use it to help you and your organization. Take the time to share your knowledge and experiences with others for them to learn. Lastly, what knowledge do you need to be a progressively better leader?
Knowledge is an asset that stays with you and your people for life. Use it to its greatest advantage.
Determine where you will focus your efforts to develop and cultivate the potential of people.
Your role is to identify and put in place a solid bench of people and develop these people.
Identify the top 10% of people who can engage in more significant and expanded roles.
Spend time with these potential leaders in your organization. Then, put into place the processes to ensure these people develop the skills and knowledge they need to prepare them for future roles.
Cultivate their potential. Great leaders build other leaders.