It is commonly said, “You will become what you think of most of the time.” This applies to any organization. The more people talk about “unsolvable” problems, the more unsolvable those problems become.
The more managers talk about tough competition from Asia or elsewhere, the more the staff will act as if the situation is hopeless. The more people think that the next meeting is a waste of time, the more likely it is that the meeting will be ineffective.
The root cause is the programming of our brain: we move in the direction we are facing. And we generate the reality we think of most.
This is why the assessment of any company’s difficulties is fairly easy for me as a consultant: most of the time, I just need to listen carefully to how people talk during the day. You as a leader can do the same: listen carefully to yourself and to your people. And then influence the thought patterns.
Here are five ideas:
Every one of these ideas will direct the “mind” of your organization toward positive outcomes—an essential ingredient for outstanding performance.
Just try ONE of these ideas today.
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