1. A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations
2. An inclination or a habit
With the start of Wimbledon fortnight – we will of course be backing Andy Murray to recreate the magic of last year. But what sets champions apart from those great players? It’s a question that applies in an organisational setting too.
If we think about those who are the most successful in life, they are not always the most capable but will almost certainly have the most enabling mind-set. And the most capable leader won’t be the best that they can be unless they BELIEVE that they can be it.
If you look at the world of sport for instance, those at the very top of their game often have two coaches – one focusing on their technical expertise and one dedicated to mind-set i.e. how to win!
Our approach with our clients is all about enabling positive mind-set; helping managers and talent focus on what can be done, rather than focusing their energy on what’s not working. We believe real self-awareness holds the key to this; the more self-aware we are, the more we are able to manage how we feel and CHOOSE how we approach something. Positive, enabling mind-set equals motivated teams, which equals peak performance, which equals business results.
As former Wimbledon Champion Billie Jean King said so succinctly: “I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion”.
Come on Andy!!