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Leadership and having control in uncertain times – part 1

By April 3, 2021October 3rd, 2023No Comments

Uncertainty, like we’re all experiencing right now, leads to increased anxiety and stress due to a lack of control. This is particularly significant when decisions are being made outside our control. Therefore it makes sense to focus on what we do have control over.

This increases some certainty and decreases stress and anxiety. 

Over the coming days we’re going to focus on what you can control.

Today we’re talking about mindset. You can choose to have a growth mindset over a fixed (or rigid) mindset right here in this moment as you read this article. 

A growth mindset is when we focus our attention on solving problems, believing we can get through this, finding the silver lining in a difficult situation. It is helping others and even though we might feel bad, tired, and worried, we decide to keep going. To keep growing through this.

A simple but powerful technique to boost a growth mindset is to write down three things you are grateful for each day. 

Start there each day. 

Even in the midst of a pandemic we can all identify three things to be grateful for and even if you believe this isn’t a technique for you, try it anyway. 

There’s no time like right now to be open to trying new approaches. After all, setting up and supporting a good mindset is what will get us through through the weeks and months ahead.

Tomorrow I will share to the second thing you can control. For now though, give yourself a few moments to write down what you are grateful for.

Margie Ireland does deep, transformative work with CEO’s, executives, HR professionals, managers and leaders. Margie is a psychologist with a strong commercial background of 25 years and specialises in supporting highly capable leaders to thrive in challenging times. To discuss your needs and to book an initial no-obligation 15 minute call, click here.