Nurturing the right mindset
In the book, Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success, author David Covey suggests that there is a trap that we fall into that is related to our mindset – the relationship trap. This trap is closely related to a concept developed by the Arbinger Institute. The concept describes two types of mindsets and one of which is closest to the married single’s “me” approach and mindset – the inward mindset.
- Loss of focus on organizational results
- Negative effect on organizational effectiveness
- Negative effect on behavior
Because getting stuck in the relationship trap is dangerous, we must get out of it through unconventional ways which is by establishing a shared vision of goals with your people, and adapting the other mindset by Arbinger – the outward mindset.
The key point of the outward mindset is nurturing that kind of thinking that drives collective results in people. Rather than a “me” approach in the inward mindset, the outward mindset encourages a “we” approach.