5 Common Leadership Mindtraps That Are Holding You Back

9 September 2022

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Escape Your Default Habits

Insights From ‘Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps’ by Jennifer Garvey Berger


Do you ever keep doing what you think are the right things but everything keeps going wrong?

I'm Mike Lynn, a Principal at thought Leaders.

In this series, I'll share insights from the book, Leadership Mind Traps: How to thrive in complexity by Jennifer Garvey Berger.

In this book, Garvey Berger blows our minds by showing us that our natural instincts, choices, and beliefs get us in trouble in today's fast-paced world.

The definition of insanity is to do the same things over and over but expect different results. But Garvey Berger might say it's just how we're wired.

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In this series, I'll explain the five leadership mindtraps.

We make meaning with simple stories. We believe we are right, and others are wrong. We can't help but drive towards agreement. We want to control things even when they can't be easily controlled.

Finally, we convince ourselves that nothing can change who we are.

In our complex world, unlocking the mindtraps means rethinking the way we think so we can escape. Garvey Berger's book gives us the keys to unlocking a leadership superpower for our complex world.

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