Sailing Executive Career Success

At the Helm of Work and Career Success

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the
things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So
throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
— Mark Twain

One of my favorite quotes. Whether you’re finding your way in a new job or career… taking your business in a new direction, or an executive leading your organization through challenges to new opportunities, Mr. Twain’s wisdom rings loudly and clearly.
Be bold. Listen to your inner wisdom. Trust life. Trust yourself!

Leadership, Coaching and Mindset

Does your Leadership Development program address mindset?

Leadership Development programs often address strategic aspects of communication, planning and other organizational challenges.  Though the learning can be helpful and confidence-building, a true expansion of leadership must address an individual’s underlying navigation system – the patterns that propel them, guide their thinking, and frame their perspectives and decisions.  To affect the quality of leadership, a Leadership Development program must consider an individual’s mindset.

“Why Leadership-Development Programs Fail” , an article from McKinsey & Company, @McKinsey, written by Gurdjian, Halbeisen, and Lane does a great job of outlining the key aspects of leadership-development that are often overlooked – “mindset” being one of them.