The Mindset of an Effective Leader

Growth Mindset, Adaptability, Integration, Resilience, Sustainable Leadership, Fixed Mindset, Learning, Opportunities, Capacity, Inside Out, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

I find myself frequently being drawn back to and exploring the Growth Mindset, a concept that has been around for years. My Strengths lens attracts me to concepts and ideas that serve me in being more self-aware and improving myself. It’s the way I’m wired and it’s a never ending process. I am beckoned to […]


Up Your Inner Game of Leadership

Inner Game, Leadership Development, Growth Mindset, Character Strengths, Performance Goals, Learning Goals, Refine Your Goals, Strengthen Your Inner Game, Inner Leadership, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

What would radical self-focus look like? What are the possibilities that could emerge from radical self-focus? I propose that pausing and taking a serious deep dive into understanding yourself through building your strengths intelligence could build your capacity as a leader and produce results that you can deliver. In turn, with your new strengths knowledge, […]


The Inner Mindset of an Effective Leader

Inner Game, Leadership Development, Growth Mindset, SMART Goals, Learning Goals, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

There’s a saying: What you focus on expands. What you focus on is also integrated into your mindset. Foundational in your character, your mindset is a lens through which you believe, judge and act. Do you examine, challenge or stretch your mindset? Do you settle for living the status quo? Do you believe you can […]


These 3 Questions for A Growth Mindset for Success


Here are three questions you need to ask yourself if you want to embrace a new mindset for success. Instead of relying on a fixed mindset, use a growth mindset, one that encourages effort and learning. Every day people plan to do difficult things, but then they don’t do them. They say, “Well, I really […]


Growth Mindset or Fixed? Whack Your Way to Self-Awareness


In Professor Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, a growth mindset is described as a desire to always be learning and becoming better, as opposed to a fixed mindset in which you expect you are either smart or good at something and there’s nothing one can do if you’re not a “natural.” […]


Shifting Your Mindset Following Crucibles to Unlock Your Potential


Do you ever wonder why some very smart people don’t live up to their potential? Maybe you yourself wish to unlock greater potential? It may come down to mindset or mental attitude, which can be more important for success than IQ. Mindset is “an established set of attitudes held by someone,” says the Oxford American Dictionary. […]