Building the Mindset for Exceptional Leadership
This booklet is the first installment in a series that will provide a complete book and experience I am calling “The Exceptional Executive’s Field Guide”. This guide is for executives who wish to lead their software development organizations through the chaos of the wild to their highest potential.
Exceptional leaders think above the crowd.
I have worked with many good leaders. Most work very hard, but sometimes it seems like they are in a vaudeville act spinning lots of plates on sticks. They rush from plate to plate keeping some spinning while others come crashing to the ground. They may be well respected in their organization or industry, but they feel stressed and are often overwhelmed.
Exceptional leaders stand out from their plate spinning peers. They have more impact with much less visible effort. They tend to lead highly energetic and talented organizations. What’s different? These leaders have cultivated a fundamentally different mindset that changes their whole approach to work.
This book explores eight of the primary shifts in mindset that enable exceptional leaders to think above the crowd.