Leadership is often thought of in terms of external characteristics, practices, behaviour and actions. However, this is only half the picture. Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie, writing for McKinsey Insights, insist that leaders won’t reach their potential by only looking at what’s visible – they need to look at their own mindsets.
They add that if a leader fails to recognise and shift mindsets, it can stall the change efforts of the whole organisation.
The authors share five exercises adapted from their book Centred Leadership that can help leaders become more aware of their mindsets and develop the ability to shift them.