An inevitable part of growth is failure. And adopting a growth mindset means accepting the chance that, in the end, the result of each little attempt to grow may be a failure. But innovation, creativity, and driving a business forward would not be possible if people weren’t willing to take risks.
This starts at the top. Leaders should set an example, and allow employees to take on challenging tasks, giving individuals independence and freedom to try things, fail, and learn from their mistakes.
Create time for reflection too. Spend dedicated time thinking about what went well and what didn't. If you don't create time for people to reflect, it's hard for them to learn. Creating a routine around reflection can help you to understand how your own actions may be holding back your success before they become a major hurdle. Whether you're an employee at a company or have your own venture, the ability to move from a fixed mindset to one that's focused on growth is necessary to overcome limiting thoughts, and for a lot of people, reflection is key.
Building a business which prioritises and drives growth from within, starts by recruiting, retaining and inspiring employees who themselves possess and develop a growth mindset. The reasoning is fairly straightforward. The more employees you bring into your company who themselves have a personal commitment to self-development, the more seamlessly and effectively they will participate in a culture committed to development and growth. They, in turn, will excite and inspire your customers, suppliers, partners and investors, sustaining and reinforcing the type of ethos required for business growth and, ultimately, success in your market.
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