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  • 1. 1 Leadership Mindset – some initial reflections HZ 2013-07-11
  • 2. 2 We have a Big Mountain to climb – how do you look at it?
  • 3. Is the glass (our Transformation Journey) half- full or half-empty to you? 3
  • 4. We can easily talk down our chances of success 4 It’s not going to workIt’s too aggressive We tried that 4 years ago and it failed It’s impossible to meet our budgets this year We don’t have time to explore the new opportunities We need more marketing budgets to grow I don’t trust the tests – we need much more validation I’m very concerned about our chances
  • 5. Remember: Your behavior as a Leader will directly impact how successful we will be as a team 5 Your words Your tone Your body language Your emails Your spirit Your actions are being watched, interpreted, and copied by your teams As a Leader you’re always on stage Whether we like it or not…
  • 6. It starts with ourselves – The Fixed vs Growth Mindset 6 Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset • Individual abilities (eg intelligence and talents) are carved in stone • Desire to look smart • Avoid challenges • Effort is fruitless • Get defensive or give up easily • Worried about making mistakes => risk averse • Feel threatened by the success of others • Individual abilities can be cultivated and grow • Desire to learn to improve • Embrace challenges • Effort is a path to mastery • Persist in face of setbacks • Learn from mistakes => takes risk • Find lessons and inspiration in the success of others Leads to Stagnation Leads to Growth Mindsets are beliefs — beliefs about yourself and your most basic qualities
  • 7. Quotes reflecting the Growth Mindset • Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all. Dale Carnegie • Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson • It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. Confucius • You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Margaret Thatcher • Don’t tell me how talented you are. Tell me how hard you work. Artur Rubenstein • Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. Thomas Watson • It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. Theodore Roosevelt • Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein • When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucius • Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success. Oscar Wilde • Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. Henry Ford • It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney 7
  • 8. Next Steps 8 • Read the book  • Discussion sessions post Summer holidays • Prepare ourselves for Growth Think about your intelligence, your talents and personality. Are they just fixed or can they be developed?