Do You Have the Right Mindset for Growth?

Written by Carol Coughlin. Posted in Business Leadership, Operations Management

Every year growth-focused CEOs set new goals for their companies and develop a plan to achieve them. But for those seeking to make a significant leap forward in success, it’s also important to examine an influencing factor that often gets overlooked: the personal perspective or mindset you have about growth and success.

In fact, our own internal beliefs, opinions and prejudices as CEOs have the potential to impact not only the goals we set for our business, but our company’s ability to reach them.

To make sure there’s nothing hidden standing between where your company is now and its next level of success, I recommend using the questions below to check in on your growth mindset.

Your job is simply to notice where your perspective is supporting you in growing your company and where underlying limiting beliefs might be holding you back. Once you understand your growth mindset you’ll have much more insight about the decisions you make and the actions you take as the leader of your company:


Growth Mindset Questions


#1. What’s your perspective on your company’s past performance? Do you feel it’s right where it should be? Better? Not as good? If your company’s past performance is good, to who or what do you credit? The smart decisions you and your team made? Luck? What about when things go south?


#2. What’s your perspective on the strength of your team? Do you feel like you’re in a room of people smarter than you? Do you perceive that you have a lot of weak links? Do you expect that your team is going to deliver great ideas for the future? Or do you expect them to drop the ball?


#3. What’s your perspective on your company’s offerings? Do you believe your offerings are as strong as your competitors’? Stronger? Weaker? Do you feel confident when talking about your products and/or services – that others need to hear about them? Or do you think no one wants to hear.


#4. What’s your perspective on “selling” generally? Do you believe selling is a bad word? Do you perceive you’re delivering value by selling? Do you expect to get a no or a yes? What’s your perception of your sales process? Exciting? Boring? Do you love or dread attending a sales meeting?


#5. What’s your perspective on the economy? What do you believe the economy holds for the future of your company? Do you feel in control of your company’s success? Or do you feel at the mercy of outside forces?


#6. What’s your perspective on business growth generally? Does growing feel comfortable or uncomfortable? Attainable or impossible? Do you believe the growth of your company has a larger purpose? Or that it’s not relevant to anyone but you?

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Carol Coughlin

Carol Coughlin founded BottomLine Growth Strategies, Inc., in 2006 as a way for small and medium-sized businesses to access the same high-level financial and operational expertise that gives large companies a distinct advantage. Using her own extensive corporate experience and willingness to sit in the hot seat as a catalyst, Carol helps BottomLine Growth clients climb to the summit of their success.
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