|The fastest process to single group mind is panic. That never delivers good results. The difference between success and failure is whether you see options or not.
|Seeing options is about having an open mind. That means that we are willing and able to see new information. Under pressure or threat our brain very easily utilises the survival mode created over evolution. If you need to run for your life, you’d better put all in. Or the predator will make you its’ meal. Today we are still getting the same stress and fear reactions, even the risk is not lethal anymore. This is the primary element successful people deal with, using their emotional intelligence skills for good.
|There is another element too. That is need-to-be-right. Leaders and managers are more vulnerable on this. As leaders and managers we may have higher personality based need to be right. Wanting to be right leads easily to closing ones mind. We don’t like to be said that we are wrong. Even the other person would have some new information, there is a risk (under pressure) of denial. How does one stop to listen to understand? How to build skills to re-evaluete a situation when new knowledge is shared? That is the skill which you need to master, in order to behave like the best do. The reward is great! You will find the best solution to every situation!
|Leading oneself is not easy. It requires challenging our old pattern of behaviour and thinking. It requires us to stop jumping to fast decisions. And you cannot practice it, in the heated situation. Studying and learning are things that need to be done when there is no storm present. To see where we might be going wrong, the best use an approach which allows their brain to walk away from the flee or fight mode.
|How do the best do it? They study their emotional intelligence structure. The understand what are the strenghts which allow them to lead themselves out of closed mindset. We all have them, we just need to understand what they are and how that feature should be used. And when that is understood, we also have the tools to use to be able to accept, that sometimes we are wrong.
|When we look at great inventions, or great start ups, we will learn that they are full of failures. But they all share the fact, that their leaders see failure as a starting point, not the end. That is their way of thinking. You can do the same, regardles of your past or your training. Because you have the sole power over your thoughts. Remember, someone has said ”failing is not dangerous, failing to change is”. If you need support, just get in touch with me.