"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul" – Invictus, William Ernest Henley
In 1888, William Ernest Henley penned those immortal words in his masterpiece, Invictus. The powerful poem has since inspired countless world leaders and businesspeople to achieve personal mastery, as well as to take ownership and accountability over the results in their lives.
Indeed, studies show that an Ownership and Growth Mindset oriented team consistently outperforms competitors, is more innovative and is far more resilient during times of crisis.
When your leadership team develops the ability to choose their responses to adverse situations, and become hungry for growth, they become obsessed with the words, "Learn, Learn, Learn!"
Instead of blaming others or trying to control external circumstances, perhaps it’s time for us to understand ourselves a bit better, envision meaningful short- and long-term goals within the organization, and to develop the correct mindsets so we can take action and start adding even more value into the lives of our customers, stakeholders, and colleagues!