Principle and Practice #4: Truth –
Challenge Limiting Beliefs
is said that a leader needs one thing in order to be considered a leader:
willing followers. Gaining the trust and respect of your employees is one of
the most difficult challenges that a boss must undertake, but it is vital step
in the creation of a productive office environment.
to a recent study performed by the Saratoga Institute, the number of employers
who believe their people leave for more money is 89%; the actual number of
people who leave for a higher paycheck, 12%. It is not only the promise of
better pay that can lure a valued employee away, quite possibly they are
leaving because they don’t have positive relationships with their managers,
they don’t feel respected, or of any real value to the company.
a leader, fostering positive relationships with your employees and retaining
extraordinary talent may begin with taking an inventory of the beliefs that make
up your overall attitude. For the purpose helping managers develop I define
limiting beliefs as those ideas that hold you back from being an effective
leader and moving your team toward a vision. These ideas can be very subtle yet
is a list of some common limiting beliefs that have been held by executives I
have coached and how they can be challenged and transformed into a more
team is too inexperienced– I need to provide more coaching and training
for my team so they can reach their potential
company has not given me the tools or resources I need to succeed – I
have to present a cost/benefit analysis to my boss so I can get more resources
for my team
will not succeed in this economy– In this economy I have to encourage
top leaders in this company do not know what they are doing– I believe
in the mission of this organization and its leaders are doing the best they can
job is beyond my skill level– I need to invest more time in my
development as a leader
1. What limiting beliefs
do you have as a leader that may be holding you back from your personal, team
and organizational visions?
2. How can you
challenge these beliefs and transform them into more empowering/actionable
ideas that can move you toward your vision?
1. What limiting
beliefs do you have as a team that may be holding you back from your personal,
team and organizational visions?
can you challenge these beliefs and transform them into more
empowering/actionable ideas that can move you toward your team’s vision?
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