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From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom by Navi Radjou, Prasad Kaipa

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Openness Through Reframing

What Dr. V, Raj, and Kelley have in common is their belief that they can change and learn. This is a growth mind-set, as defined by Stanford University professor Carol Dweck.20 Leaders with a growth mind-set, a key characteristic of wise leadership, believe that their basic qualities can be nurtured and improved through effort.21 This malleable and highly adaptable mind-set allows them to stay open to changing contexts and learn what they need to in order to change their behavior appropriately. Leaders who operate without any filters live as if life were a kaleidoscope: they are open to let their perspectives, conditioned by beliefs and experiences, be re-formed not just once but again and again. Wise leaders are open ...

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