This week I want to talk to you about The Leadership Mindset Assessment. And because we’re all so used to acronyms, that’s the LMA for short.
One of the things I have heard overwhelmingly from people who downloaded the Mastering Your Mindset Special Report is they want to have some way of gauging how well they’re doing with regards to their mindset. To help with that, I created the Leadership Mindset Assessment, which you’ll see in the body of this Monday Morning Mindset.
The assessment comprises ten questions you ask yourself about your mindset. You rate yourself on a one through ten scale. You’ll give yourself a one if you either don’t have this item or don’t do it, and you’ll give yourself a ten if you do this regularly and or have it in place. Answer all of the questions and then ask the three really important questions that follow.
- I have a clearly defined and communicated leadership purpose
- I am currently and actively engaged in growing my leadership mindset AND skillset
- I devote a minimum of 10% of my workweek to thinking holistically and strategically
- I set, pursue and accomplish my priorities with fun and enthusiasm
- I track leadership results and share them with a trusted partner weekly
- The people I interact with most say I infuse hope, confidence and optimism into the workplace
- I read broadly and welcome opposing viewpoints and perspectives
- I’m committed to having a positive impact on one persons life, both personally and professionally, daily
- I am comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity
- I am having fun, love life and savor my personal and professional life
Monday Morning Insight Challenge
- Where am I today? This question will help you self-assess and take ownership for where you are today.
- Where was I one year ago? When you scores from one year ago are compared to today one of two things has happened. Your scores have gone up or gone down. If your scores have gone up, do more of that! If your score has gone down, then it’s likely your job has changed, your responsibilities have changed or something in your family life has changed. I say that because most people don’t just fall of the tracks, something has happened. The follow on question is, “what prompted me to have a lower score one year later, and what can I do about it?”
- Where do I want to be in one year? When you answer where do I want to be in one year you can identify one of the twenty-seven strategies from the special report and implement that to help you master your mindset.
The most important thing for you to do this week is to complete the Leadership Mindset Assessment and ask yourself my three really important questions. If you do that, you’re going to gain insights and know what to implement.