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Leadership Book of the Month: The Outward Mindset

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As a leader there is endless debate about what you need to do, change or be in order for your leadership to be more effective and impactful. Your mindset has an integral role in your personal growth and the growth of those around you either at home or within the teams you lead at work. Most people think about mindsets as self-belief – something that is individual to each of us – embedded in our attitudes and approach.

Leadership Book of the Month

In our Leadership Book of the Month – The Outward Mindset – the authors believe that the biggest lever of change is not a change in self-belief but a change in how you connect and collaborate with others.  This book explores what it takes to change from an inward mindset to an outward one by telling the stories and examples of individuals and organisations who have changed their approach.  The result is simple guidance and practical tools to help you achieve the shift needed.

The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves How to change lives and transform organizations


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The Arbinger Institute has helped millions with its bestsellers Leadership and Self-Deception and The Anatomy of Peace. Now, with unique grace and clarity, it describes the one change that can dramatically improve organisational performance, spark innovation, strengthen all your relationships, and make your life and the lives of everyone around you better. To change what we do, we first need to change how we see and relate to the world. Changing from an inward mindset to an outward mindset makes all the difference. Without even being aware of it, many of us operate from an inward mindset, a single-minded focus on our own goals and objectives. This book points out the many ways, some quite subtle and deceptive, that this mindset invites tension and conflict. But incredible things happen when people switch to an outward mindset. They intuitively understand what coworkers, colleagues, family, and friends need to be successful and happy. Their organizations thrive, and astonishingly, by focusing on others they become happier and more successful themselves!

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