A group cannot change if those within it are unwilling to change themselves. That’s why it’s so important for your team members to have a growth mindset, not a fixed one. Here are five ways to encourage people to find opportunities for improvement every day.
First, encourage your employees to learn constantly. Learning is key to growth, and every moment is an opportunity if you’re willing to try new things.
Second, remind your team that failure is temporary. Don’t punish your employees for mistakes; help them learn how to not repeat them.
Third, remember that success is contagious. When team members see others succeed, they’re inspired, so make wins visible and valued.
Fourth, let strengths take priority, not weaknesses. Place your team members in roles that put their strengths to maximum use.
Fifth, keep in mind that vulnerability is a strength. Make employees feel safe to be vulnerable by not judging them when they speak openly.
A growth mindset is essential for a company culture that sees opportunities, not limitations. So make the practices above a core part of your leadership approach. Demonstrate a growth mindset yourself, and your team members will do the same.