What can Michael Jordan teach your accountancy firm about a growth mindset?
Creating a growth mindset in your firm will enhance successful change, motivation and productivity.
It has also proved to be successful in the worlds of education and sport.
Take Michael Jordan – he is the most successful Basketball player EVER!
He helped his team The Chicago Bulls win the NBA championship 6 times and was the NBA all-star player 14 times, but he was not always the best...
When he started out his coach observed that although he was not that good…
‘‘he was the first at training and the last to leave, every day I saw him working hard at getting better’’
So, Michael worked hard, got better and the rest is history as they say… however during his career he failed many, many times.
He missed 9000 shots!
He missed 26 game winning shots… Game winning!!!
Michael’s belief was ‘to succeed, first you must learn to fail’ He believed that his skill was not God-given, it was learned, through effort, hard work, determination and a belief that failure sets you on the path to greater achievement.
Paul’s talking about the importance of having a growth mindset at Accountex next week and has dedicated a chapter of his book to this jugular topic.