How often are you challenging your way of thinking at work?
If you’re like most leaders, the answer is “not very often.”
As you grow in your career, you’ll tend to stick with what you’ve learned through personal experience and the results you’ve produced.
This helps shape how you identify problems and come up with solutions but, through time, may limit your ability to grow to your full potential.
If you identify with any of the following phrases, you might be heading towards a fixed mindset:
- "I don't want to be challenged."
- "I'd rather stick to what I know."
- "It's not possible to do this."
Everyone has a different way of thinking, which might sometimes mean having ideas that directly oppose yours.
The world of work is changing at a rapid pace, and adopting ideologies that refuse to budge will stunt your growth.
Keep an open mind and practice curiosity rather than skepticism, and you’ll ensure that you’re a leader people want to work with.