Leadership and Resiliency – Day Five

This is the last day we’re looking at leadership resiliency and we’re going to discuss a great resource you can read to help build your capacity and understanding of being a resilient leader.

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Good day and welcome to the leading with nice daily. My name is Mathieu Yuill, it’s Fridays. That means we are looking at the last day of leadership resiliency. Today I want to tell you about a book and I would say it’s the book if you want to increase your leadership resiliency that I would recommend reading. And it’s called Mindset, the new psychology of success by Carol S Weck. I think I’m saying her last name properly. I could be saying it improperly. Carol S. w E C. K. and the big point of this book is it discusses fixed versus growth mindset. And what it comes down to is a fixed mindset is a belief that qualities cannot be changed. Your qualities in particular and the growth mindset is one that is that you believe that your qualities can be changed and in fact nurtured through effort. So to give you an idea of what the difference is, a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset.

So a fixed mindset would perhaps focus on validation where growth mindset would focus on learning a fixed mindset. Would prejudge potential where a growth mindset would seek ongoing improvement. And there’s others. So for example, crack under failure versus growth from failure, threatened by other success, learn from other success. Mind you, it might be easy to say, Oh, a fixed mindset is bad, and a growth mindset is good. That is not necessarily what she espouses in her book. What’s more important is that you’re aware of when you’re in a fixed mindset versus when you’re in a growth mindset. So I hope you learned a little bit about leadership resiliency and how to improve your own for more on this topic, visit leadingwithnice.com or we want to help you inspire others, build loyalty and get results. Talk to you on Monday.