At a recent Strategy Meeting with a group of leaders,

I invited them to share โ†˜๏ธ

What they think are non-negotiable as a leader.

Interestingly, one of them said: “Leaders with fixed mindset.”

I cannot agree more.

I once had to work with a manager with a fixed mindset.

Then I had the opportunity to work with one with a growth mindset.

He was:

๐Ÿ’กopen to ideas,
๐Ÿ‘€ willing to explore opportunities
๐Ÿ‘‚ pay attention to feedback

With him, the team is more engaged and our performance increased, which in turn contributed to the company’s profitability.

In today’s context, we cannot afford to embrace a fixed mindset.

Or else, the performance and profitability of our businesses will also be fixed.