What is the difference between a company that is successful and one that struggles to make it and may not survive?
The core thinking of those in leadership positions.
Here are two examples of different outcomes based on opposite thinking and approaches to fulfilling a companies’ mission and vision.
- In the banking industry, there is a breakdown and ultimate demise of a new company division because key leaders in upper management did not believe the new structure and partnership that had occurred would be successful. Everyone involved lost their jobs and the investors lost their investments.
- A consulting company on the brink of bankruptcy rose out of the chaos that had ensued and went on to create better earnings than before, exceeding all past profit margins.
Both are true stories. What was the difference?
Those in the banking industry group did not believe they would be successful and their leader did not create an environment in which they could shift their beliefs. Whereas, those in the consulting company were fortunate because their CEO worked with a coach to assist him in understanding his core thinking, communication style and how his thinking was affecting his key leadership, employees and down the line. This is a clear example of how one’s thinking or a group’s thinking can adversely affect a whole organization.
When it comes to leadership your state of mind is a direct reflection of what is happening in your life and your job. If you are:
Confident in your leadership abilities
Happy with your job and position
Have clarity about the direction you are heading professionally and leading your organization
Feel you have well-developed boundaries with others
Know you are having a positive impact on those you lead
Inspiring not only yourself to reach a higher potential but inspire others to do the same
….then you will be able to see the reflection of the strength in your state of mind within the success of the outcomes you envision.
If, on the other hand, there is conflict in the office, low employee morale, movement towards set goals seems to be sluggish or there is high turnover; perhaps evaluating your current state of mind can help to transform an unhealthy environment into one that both you and others look forward to every day.
Businesses come and go daily, the question remains, how does one stay strong, and withstand the growing pains that come along with expansion and ultimate success?
It can be difficult to see all that you have worked towards as a leader come apart at the seams. The struggle to find the system, strategy, people and/or process to make a company profitable, sustainable and lasting can be overcome.
By studying what not to do and implementing core thinking principles, leaders can change the whole dynamic of an organization and see extraordinary improvements.
Examples of a leader who has a core thinking level where a positive shift can occur include:
Inspiring to others leading by example
Expects positive attitudes from others
Motivates employees to believe in themselves
Holds employees accountable to their greatness
Capitalizes on opportunities as they are presented
See themselves and others as full of potential
Thinks about synergy and how to succeed
There is only the idea of fulfilling vision and/or mission, nothing less
Invest in employees through training and effective communication
You know you have an exceptional leader with a strong core thinking foundation because they:
Lead by presence rather than just action
Are powerful, yet humble
Listen proactively and gives constructive feedback
Know their boundaries by being firm when needed, and expects to be respected
Are always interested in personally and professionally growing
Have a keen sense of intuition used to make decisions and generate ideas
Are approachable and their role as leader is valued and appreciated
Leadership can be approached from different levels. The higher the energy level of a leader in both physical energy and core thinking energy, the greater the chances are for success. The state of your life is a reflection of your state of mind. What is your core thinking and how is it working for you?