ADVANCE: Take Your Next Step with Mike Acker

Ep 24 | Advance your leadership, career, & life through SELF LEADERSHIP with Andrew Bryant [Season 2]

September 19, 2022 Mike Acker
ADVANCE: Take Your Next Step with Mike Acker
Ep 24 | Advance your leadership, career, & life through SELF LEADERSHIP with Andrew Bryant [Season 2]
Show Notes


What is meant by self-leadership? Why is it an essential skill to cultivate as a leader?

In this episode of the Advance Podcast, Mike interviews Andrew Bryant about all that and more. Andrew Bryant is a coach, leadership facilitator, motivational speaker, the Founder of Self-Leadership by Andrew Bryant and the author of 3 books on self-leadership, including The Self-Leadership Playbook. Passionate about all things leadership, Andrew has always kept himself open to new lessons and learnings on leadership, an attitude he expresses is crucial for success in any field: the growth mindset. In today’s episode, he discusses cultivating essential skills and values like resilience and self-leadership to create a promising journey for yourself professionally. Listen in!




How to be human and deliver results at work at the same time?: 00:52

As the US Navy SEALs say, slow is smooth and smooth is fast. 

Slowly getting to know your people, their motivations, your customers, shareholders, and stakeholders and connecting with them at a human level while delivering results is key. You cannot keep pushing for results without caring for your people or vice versa. The results will not be sustainable that way.

What holds people from success?: 06:23

A limiting mindset keeps people from success. According to Carol Dweck, someone with a fixed mindset will constantly defend their position instead of being open to learning, as is seen with a growth mindset. A growth mindset is about thinking of ways to do better, rehearse well, and not see yourself as a failure for not being perfect. Perfection impedes progress.

How do people know if they have a fixed mindset? : 07:57

Your mindset depends a lot on how you take feedback. Think, what would your first reaction be if somebody asked you if you could do something better? Would you act defensive, or would you be curious to find out if they have a positive intent? Curiosity is the growth mindset.

What is self-leadership? : 9:10

The definition of self-leadership is the practice of intentionally influencing your thinking, feeling and actions towards your objectives.

How can you be more resilient?: 18:25

Step one is to recognize that wherever you are right now, and whatever's happened to you, you have survived to date the worst day of your life. Resilience means it doesn't matter where you are. It's not about being down. It's about the realization that you will bounce back. 



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