EP 06: THE POWER OF AN OUTWARD MINDSET
Featuring: Jim McNeal
Host: Leah Gregg
Welcome to the People Are The Plan™ Podcast from Smart, Savvy + Associates. Each episode, we'll talk about how to grow leaders that inspire, build teams that thrive, and create work cultures that rock. Today, we’re talking with Jim McNeal.
Client Solutions Director at Arbinger Institute, Jim McNeal, shares the two distinct mindsets from which people and organizations operate. One is a self-focused inward mindset and the other is an inclusive outward mindset. He shares how we can make a sustainable change of mindset and the results and impact this type of change can make.
About the Arbinger Institute
The Arbinger Institute was founded in 1979 by Dr. C. Terry Warner, the scholar who solved the central problem at the heart of the human sciences: the problem of self-deception.
That work revealed two distinct mindsets from which people and organizations operate—a self-focused inward mindset and an others-inclusive outward mindset—and the path to sustainably changing mindset and results.
Today, Arbinger Institute helps individuals, teams, and organizations move from the default self-focus of an inward mindset to the results-focus of an outward mindset. Through training, coaching, consulting, and a suite of implementation tools, we enable organizations and their people to achieve results that are only possible with an outward mindset.
In this episode we'll talk about:
- The implications of mindset on business and leadership
How the two primary mindset types - inward and outward - drive our decision making
For better or for worse, how both mindsets drive people and organizations
Practical ways we can we shift our focus and adopt an outward mindset
Outward Mindset: Driving Dramatic Results
Join us for an exclusive Leader Lounge event! On May 30th, Charles “Chip” Huth, a Senior Consultant with the Arbinger Institute and Major with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department will share how an outward mindset dramatically transformed policing in Kansas City.
He'll share how it saved him and his Street Crimes Unit Tactical Enforcement Squad from heading down a path where a crash landing was inevitable.
Using lessons from The Outward Mindset and Chip’s story, you’ll learn:
- How mindset changes behaviour and drives breakthrough results
- How seeing people as people (vs. the “doer of tasks”) builds relationships and cooperation
- How making things easier for people by focusing on what matters to them has a ripple effect
- How an inward mindset impedes success and results
Whether in police enforcement, public service, or private business, shifting to an outward mindset will increase results and dramatically improve relationships with stakeholders, customers, and staff.
- Take a Mindset Assessment
- Learn more about The Arbinger Institute
- Read the book
- Join the conversation on social: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
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