Growing as a leader requires becoming aware of and overcoming nonconstructive beliefs. These beliefs could be deeply embedded to the extent that they feel like a part of ourselves. Recognizing the limitations of these beliefs to adopt more expansive ways of seeing and being leads to new degrees of freedom.
Nelson Mandela evolved from a militant activist to unify South Africa. 27 years of imprisonment transformed him into a mature leader with a deep capacity to forgive and reconcile people.
“You can’t solve a problem with the same mindset in which it was created.”
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose a response. In our response lie our growth and our freedom.”
Viktor E. Frankl
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF
- Who am I?
- What beliefs do I hold that may not be unconstructive in my current environment anymore?
- What fears, if I let them go, would significantly enhance my leadership and life?