From a recent review of several hundred leaders, who received feedback from The Leadership BluePrint™, interesting patterns have emerged, most notably in the area of Goals.
mistakes and adjusting to be more successful in the next attempt. Grit enables your team members to recover from past mistakes with a renewed level of energy for the next time.
These clear and accepted goals create forethought in your team members. Forethought is the ability to “see” what comes next. It is constant mental planning about what happens next to accomplish the overall goal. These team members make things happen. Proactivity enables team members to look two or three steps ahead in order to stride easily toward goal completion.
When you combined Grit and Proactivity together, you get the third outcome: Innovation. When your team members have that internal drive to learn from mistakes, and keep moving toward the goals, along with the planning two or three steps ahead, they start to question assumptions on the best way to achieve the desired results. This challenging of assumptions, within the context of wanting to achieve the goals, creates opportunities for innovation. Innovation enables the team members to challenge assumptions and achieve the goal more effectively.
So, if your team is demonstrating Grit, Proactive behaviour and Innovation, then it’s likely you have them aligned around clear and accepted goals, increasing the likelihood of success.