The #1 Trait of Wildly Successful Leaders
Find out the most common attribute of successful leaders with Kim Ades, President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™, and Mike Paton, Visionary for EOS Worldwide.
“Successful leaders look at everything in front of them with a very different perspective. Everything that’s happening is good, even if they’re witnessing a train wreck.” -Kim Ades
We have worked with hundreds of business owners and leaders in all different industries. They experience a wide variety of struggles, from managing a team that isn’t living up to their standards, to taking on too much work themselves. In order to address these struggles, there is a particular skill set that we help our clients develop. The world’s most successful leaders have already mastered this skill.
Listen as Kim Ades, President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™, and Mike Paton, Visionary for EOS Worldwide, discuss the skill that highly successful leaders have in common.
The Most Common Attribute of Successful Leaders
Mike: What I want to know from you, because you’re doing more one-on-one work with individualized leaders than me, is what’s the most common attribute of wildly successful leaders and what’s the most common weakness of leaders who struggle so that I can add those two things to my list and be better myself?
Kim: It’s almost two sides of the same coin. We find that successful leaders have a very high degree of emotional resilience. What that means is that they have the ability to bounce back from adversity with greater speed and agility. And not only that, they are able to take their adversity and turn it into something of value, turn it into an advantage.
When we peel back the layers of that particular strength, [we see] that successful leaders look at everything in front of them with a very different perspective. Everything that’s happening is good. It’s all for the right reasons, even if they’re witnessing or about to witness a train wreck. They say, “Hmm, I wonder what this is for. I wonder where it’s going to take us next and I wonder if I could turn this into something really great.” They don’t get paralyzed, they flow with what comes at them and that strength is what carries them through, even when they’ve failed a few times.
What we do with our clients is we really work on how they think about their experiences, fortify them and help them build their emotional resilience so that when bad things happen, when they experience a blow, they don’t stay down. They get up quickly, they learn not to take everything so personally and they learn to roll with the punches as they come.
Mike: Love it. Very helpful, thank you.