Leadership Is A Mindset

Know your mindset, increase your leadership effectiveness.

Leadership­­Mindset – 360° for Agile Leadership Development

LeadershipMindset Profile gives you a clear picture of the “why” of your leadership behavior: what are the underlying beliefs and assumptions that you are responding to your reality. What are the potential hindrances on your way towards building more trust, connecting, and being in service by delivering value? Knowing the answer is a mighty difference compared to most other 360° assess­ments. The Leadership Mindset Profile measures the driving factors of your leadership style in 3 mindset categories:

  • Self-awareness
    We call this part as the source of growth since the underlying trigger for behavior is coming from free self. That is the reason why we have chosen the color of energy, sun. Looking for continuous improvement, taking responsibility for own reality, and apparently knowing what is happening in our mind. All the values -not limited to- listed in this circle are part of the Self-awareness.
  • Fear, ego-based dimensions
    Those are potentially limiting behaviors triggered by the needs of the ego. We call them potentially limiting since they are helpful if we apply them in right doses. This dimension is a part which requires more attention, that’s why it is red/rose. Typical behaviors in this so-called ego-circle are: giving more emphasis to protecting over serving, controlling rather than trusting or complying instead of making genuine connections.
  • Freedom based dimensions
    Behaviours are having their source of freedom, with less ego in other words with less fear. Key is here being in service, delivering, making partnerships, connections and nurturing trust. As the color of “trust” is blue, we have chosen the blueish outer circle.

The Leadership Mindset Profile shows the shadow or the reflection of our mindset. This view immediately increases our awareness of the operating system of our mindset build around our free self. Furthermore, it reveals how the fear, ego-based dimension impacts our leadership effectiveness. As a result, leaders have an opportunity to see how their mindset determines the effectiveness of their leadership.

Who may use it? 

  • Leaders to increase leadership effectiveness
  • HR for leadership development
  • Courageous people for personal growth

Recommended frequency: 5x within 18 months

Awareness that Increases Effectiveness

The Leadership Mindset Profile is designed to show us from which mindset we are leading our life, personally and professionally. The mindset we choose determines our behavior. Our behavior is our leadership style. We all have leadership styles, which are sometimes skillful and sometimes unskillful.

Developing leaders through training to competencies and gaining new skills alone does not work very well. For more effectiveness in leadership behavior and continuous leadership growth, leaders can be supported to see the underlying pattern of strengths and their limitations.  Leaders need to increase their self-awareness: How am I responding in the way I am doing now and how could I behave to gain more effectiveness and what can I change? Which of my behavior can I turn to leadership strength?

Once we see how well we develop our self-awareness (yellow inner circle) and which potentially limiting behaviors we still have (red/pink middle circle), we can observe our mindset and take action to focus on areas which we can improve by changing 1 or 2 behaviors. This insight will increase our effectiveness since our activities will be less fear based and the results we demonstrate with trusting, connecting and delivering (outer circle) will have an impact on our results. The more our creativity and effectiveness increases the more we behave from the point of freedom.

Once we establish this awareness, leadership development can proceed, since we consider that our mindset is “living,” breathing in and breathing out, it is in constant movements, like everything else in our life. Without knowing that our mind is forming our behavior, we can rarely create meaningful change.