Every TIGNUM program we run we have a discussion about what makes up a performance mindset and what destroys a performance mindset. This often leads to a comment that nothing destroys a performance mindset like the negative mindset of a colleague. This brings up a great discussion about whether a person’s mindset is contagious or not.
There is some interesting research that strongly suggests that your thoughts definitely impact those around you. Your attitude affects those around you. In a team, we are constantly impacting and influencing each other’s mindset.
Recently, a client shared with me, that taking her team through TIGNUM was the single best leadership and team building experience she has ever had. At first this really surprised me, since our program was never designed to achieve this. But when I reflected on how this could happen, it made perfect sense to me. When you get a team of Sustainable High Performers together, and they all desire to achieve excellence by building their own (and then virally their team’s) performance mindset, it’s no wonder they develop a team bond like they never had.
This is why one of the most important things a leader can do is to develop their own high performance mindset and then infect their team with it.
By Scott Peltin
Founder & Chief Performance Officer