Don’t be held back by what you ‘know’
We often see leaders unknowingly held back by preconceived notions of what they believe does and doesn’t work based on past experiences.
If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that none of us can really know anything is 100% certain. In Buddhism there’s a concept called Shoshin, which means ‘beginner’s mind’. Shoshin refers to having an attitude of openness and eagerness to learn, while most importantly avoiding preconceptions when approaching a subject, an idea that should be adopted by all leaders whatever field your business operates in.
There is no set blueprint for the perfect leader. In fact, this person probably doesn’t exist at all. That’s because any leader should constantly be striving to learn from their team, their peers, and anyone who can offer a new perspective—the best leaders see these different viewpoints as an opportunity to improve upon themselves and pass them on to those they work with.