We can have practical tools as a leader however the mind-set behind them turns them into actions with a legacy, otherwise they get lost into being a management response.
The Shoes Story
Many years ago two salesmen were sent by a British shoe manufacturer to Africa to investigate and report back on market potential.
The first salesman reported back, “There is no potential here – nobody wears shoes.”
The second salesman reported back, “There is massive potential here – nobody wears shoes.”
This simple short story provides one of the best examples of how a single situation may be viewed in two quite different ways – someone who has a fixed mind-set or some-one has a growth mind-set.
With all the snow and cold weather – pay heed to the Warren Buffet quote – make sure you dance to the office everyday this week. It is only a short one after all…
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