Jordan Cheng asked:
A powerful mind is the foundation of career success, and hence the key focus of executive training.
History abounds with highly intelligent and talented individuals who failed to achieve the level of success equivalent to their innate capabilities. On the contrary, many super successful individuals in human history epitomize the most common and critical success factor: Will Power – a quality not related with intelligence, talents or education, but born of the perfect mastery of inner strength. The inner strength is found in the mind.
Good leadership skills are critical in any career that revolves around human interactions -which is literally all kinds of career. Hence, the key aspect of executive training is in building good leadership skills.
Good leadership skills encompass more than technical skills and expertise knowledge. Great corporate leaders demonstrate exceptional personal qualities that stem from their inner strength. The common denominator among these successful corporate leaders is their highly empowered mind, which is capable of directing inner resources to overcome challenges during critical situations.
With an empowered mind, great leaders lead people into massive action to achieve massive success. They are able to exercise personal power through the effective use of three critical mind skills: Will Power, Self-Confidence and Self-Discipline.
People with strong Will Power have the ability to direct the power of their mind. Children often demonstrate perfect examples of what having a strong will means. Their pure and focused minds lend them to showing amazing strong will in whatever things they desire. As adults, we have learned all the rules and restrictions acceptable in the society. We learned how to exercise self-control, and ended up forgetting how and when to release this self-control mechanism that is deeply ingrained in our mind.
While children display willful behaviors due to their lack of knowledge of discrimination, we adult need to do some unlearning to deliberately harness this innate will power. Even though old entrenched beliefs may weaken our will power, this new awareness can help you to consciously recall your inborn will power. If you can direct your own mind to focus all its resources and be free from any distractions, you can develop a strong will and a powerful personality. A focused mind strengthens the will and self-confidence by increasing concentration and eliminating self-doubts. Good leadership skills require an empowered mind that can focus its thought effectively without getting distracted.
Self-Confidence comes from the subtlest level of the mind. It is the state of mind that is completely free of conflict. Looking at Anthony Robbins performing on the stage, you can feel his unlimited confidence that comes from the unshakable belief in his knowledge of expertise. There are no conflicts and self-doubts existing in his subconscious mind. Confidence need not necessarily be built upon success. The genuine confidence is all within us, if only we could shut out all the self-doubts that are all too pervasive. If our mind is strong and focused, we can ward off self-doubts and build good leadership skills.
Self-Discipline is another critical factor of leadership success. It may conjure a daunting notion that we have to go against our will to do things we donâ€™t like. With knowledge of mind power, self-discipline can be transformed from a daunting task to a blissful activity that flows naturally with alignment of your mind, body and soul. It is simply creating the ability to do what you really want to do. Understanding the way the mind works, we can utilize the power of habits to instill self-discipline. As we develop self-discipline leveraging on the power of habits, we build good leadership skills.
Every human mind has enormous power. The success in life of individuals varies according to how effectively they utilize their mind power. In that regard, mind power development is probably the most critical part of executive training that builds long-term career success. Even if you have no inclination for leadership among people, you should be the leader of your life. Whatever way you may define success, the critical factor is found in your mind power. Any daily exercises that you do to develop your mind power will yield dividend to your life as well as career over a long time.
Developing our Will Power, Self-Confidence and Self-Discipline are the critical part of executive training to build good leadership skills. These mind skills will go a long way to building a successful life and career.