It is important to look at the relevant issues at not only an organisational level but to also address the individual in the equation. From this perspective, the panel explored three critical mindsets that are needed by leaders to successfully navigate the VUCA landscape.
I looked for opportunities where I could draw on my experience from my previous role and relate it back to projects, whether that be with clients or internal initiatives. What helped was being given the encouragement to get involved. This in turn motivated and enabled me to deliver value on pieces of work
The ability for leaders to flex between growth and fixed mindsets when leading organisations, functions and teams is an interesting extension of the current definition of growth mindset and one that CLA is currently exploring in our approach to measuring leadership potential and developing leaders.
Through the assessment we had conducted, he was also demonstrating many of the leadership competencies that would suggest the capability to progress to broader leadership roles in future.
As I am sure you can appreciate, this initially was an alarming train of thought, but was soon
followed by a calming insight… Raising little people is actually not that different to how a leader
leads, and given I have worked in the field of leadership for many years, I think I can pull a skill or
two from up my sleeve to help me navigate this multiple-child parenting caper. If you will, please
indulge me as I share with you some of my late-night insights…
Development functions is becoming common practice in Australia’s largest corporates to ensure a ‘space’ is created and nurtured for ideas and approaches that will hopefully provide immense competitive advantage. Indeed it is a full time job keeping up with the pace of change..
When you hear the term ‘growth mindset’, what comes to mind? Do you think about expanding your horizons; thinking ‘outside the box’; or adopting brain exercises to grow your brainpower? Perhaps something like ‘philosophical musings’ come to mind? Whatever it is that you think of, it’s an important concept to know about in today’s fast paced, ever changing, VUCA world.
Classically, many of us will wait until we stay up to watch the clock tick over at midnight on 31st December, before we take the opportunity to pledge our commitment to new and vastly improved ways of being for the year ahead. However, research has often shown that the tradition of new year’s resolutions is mostly destined to end in broken dreams. Without genuine motivation, new knowledge or skills and personal accountability, sustained behaviour change is a pretty tough gig.
In this blog post, I wanted to explore the notion of ‘leadership effectiveness’ which is something both consultants and our clients are deeply interested in defining, creating and achieving.