258: Ryan Gottfredson, How mindset dynamics unlock your performance and growth potential • My Quest for the Best

258: Ryan Gottfredson, How mindset dynamics unlock your performance and growth potential

Ryan Gottfredson, author of Success Mindsets: Your Keys to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership

Ryan Gottfredson  and Bill Ringle discuss insights into success mindsets so you can be the best version of yourself and bring out the best version of your people for small business leaders.

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Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview

  • Leaders need to create a habit that activates and exercises their positive mindset neural connections on a repeated basis.
  • The more likely reality is that they are unaware of their mindsets that are causing them to process and behave in ways that they think are “best,” but are really suboptimal.
  • Researchers have found that 90% of our thinking, feeling, judging, and acting are driven by our non-conscious automatic processes.

Tweet-Ready Insights from this Episode

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Interview Insights

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Brian shares the importance of Michael [01:30]
  • Can you remember a time when you were growing up when you had an experience that was difficult and you reflected back and thought what would Michael do? [03:54]
  • Key principles of a mindset and how it differs from attitude, thinking, nature, or disposition [06:56]
  • The mindsets you need to be successful [08:38]
  • Four pairs of mindsets critical for success [10:32]
  • What mindsets leaders need to have [13:09]
  • Pixar and Ed Catmull’s leadership style [18:57]
  • My Quest for the Best Lightning Round [21:22]

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Expert Bio

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a mental success coach and cutting-edge leadership consultant, trainer, and researcher. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets.

Ryan is currently a leadership and management professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University.

He has helped dozens of organizations (including CVSHealth, Deutsche Telekom, and Mondelez) enhance the mindsets of their leaders, managers, and employees to make sure they more fully capture their potential.

Contact Info for Ryan Gottfredson

Web address: https://ryangottfredson.com/

Travels from: Anaheim, Ca

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