According to Harvard Business Review, when companies embrace a growth mindset team members feel empowered and committed to their jobs. Cultivating a growth mindset not only leads to a passion for learning and professional development but also confidence and resilience when faced with challenges.

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Reflect on how to adopt a growth mindset

Learning how to adopt a growth mindset is fundamental in developing and honing your leadership skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.

What have you learned from your mistakes?

Exercises to help you adopt a growth mindset

Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your leadership skills can allow you to adopt a growth mindset.

  • Brainstorm 3 alternative methods to overcome your next project roadblock. Pick the best plan that doesn’t derail from the timeline.  
  • Say yes to a project even if you’re not familiar with it. As you engage in a new learning experience and develop new skills, don’t be afraid to ask for support from your peers.
  • Pull inspiration from leaders you admire. Consider following them on social media to observe their mindset and adapt elements of their thought process that best fit you.

Additional resources to help you adopt a growth mindset

5 steps to changing your mindset about failure
Your ability to bounce back from failure depends on your mindset. Here are the steps you can take to change how you look at things and in turn how you deal with life’s inevitable setbacks.
Author Post: Adopting a Mindset Change: From Fixed to Growth
People believe their basic qualities—like their intelligence or talent—are simply fixed traits when they possess a fixed mindset. On the other hand, people in a growth mindset believe anyone can be good at anything because your abilities are entirely due to your actions.
Don’t Let Praise Become a Consolation Prize
Helping children confront challenges requires a more nuanced understanding of the “growth mindset,” says the psychologist Carol Dweck.

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