Elise shares the story of learning to ride a motorcycle and how that changed the way she thought about life and leadership. She also explains a fundamental principle of motorcycling called "looking through the turn" and the powerful metaphor it is for leaders.
The constant swirl of day-to-day activities can cloud the thinking of even the most strategic leader. I've experienced this countless times. I'm sure you have, too.
"We have this problem. What are we going to do?" You've probably been asked this question a thousand times by a teammate, an executive, or a customer/client who brings an urgent issue to you.
The key to achieving positive thinking starts with knowing how to master your own thoughts. In this video, Elise shares specifically how a "toward" or an "away" mindset can impact your ability to set and achieve goals, overcome challenges, and lead through change.
I'm a destination person by nature. In business and family life, I like to know where I'm going and how I'm getting there. Does this sound familiar?
Have you experienced a time in your life where all you thought about was work? Perhaps you have a clear destination for your career and the drive to get there, but you've forgotten how to enjoy the ride?
No matter how hard we try, we're bound to stumble every now and then.
So many leaders today seem to be the same. I believe that to be truly effective as a leader, there's got to be something different and special about you. Sometimes we may think we need to look like everyone else. But I don't think that's true at all. I believe that it is much more compelling to be unique and different.
One of the things that holds us back is our fear of the unknown and our anxiety about what might happen. We come up with plan B and plan C. It's OK to have plans for things but you must accept that you won't ever really know what's going to happen. That's part of it.