Lead At Your Best

by Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie-for McKinsey Quarterly

Five key, yet simple exercises that can help you recognize and start to shift, the mind-sets that limit your potential as a leader.

In this article, they share 5 simple exercises adapted from their new important book, Centered Leadership. Five capabilities are at the heart of centered leadership: finding meaning in work, converting emotional reactions into opportunities, leveraging connections and community, acting in the face of risk, and sustaining the positive energy that is the life force of change. See also Joanna Barsh, Josephine Mogelof, and Caroline Webb, “How centered leaders achieve extraordinary results,” McKinsey Quarterly, that can help you become more aware of your mind-sets. Armed with this knowledge, you can start making deliberate choices about the mind-sets that best serve you in a given moment and learn through practice to shift into them without missing a beat. This allows new behavior that improves your ability to lead at your best to emerge naturally.

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