Drew T jackson

Coaching, Speaking & Training

Do you have a scarcity mindset or an abundance mindset?

Specifically, I will talk about how these mindsets will affect your team leadership.  

Watch the video here and read the written notes below.  

Specifically, I will talk about how these mindsets will affect your team leadership.  Watch the video and see the written content below. 

What is a scarcity mindset?  It means that you have a view of life that says there is only so much pie to go around, and if you get a piece of pie then there is one less piece for me to get so I need to stop you from getting a piece.  It is a win-lose scenario.  

What is an abundance mindset?  An abundance mindset is a view of the world that says there is more than enough pie for all of us!  You can have pie and I can have pie and we both can have seconds if we want and there will be no lack.  It is a win-win scenario and way of looking at life.  It is a belief that if I help you win, I will win as well.  

How does this affect team leadership?

If you have a scarcity mindset you will always be protecting your position and keeping people under your thumb.  You will operate out of insecurity and not allow your team members to raise up which will eventually get you a team that is at best disgruntled, and at worst full of low performers.  No high performing person will stay under that style of leadership.  

The abundance mindset as a team leader recognizes the value and contribution of each of her team members.  She does not think that she is the leader because she has all the ideas.  She knows that she is the leader because she knows how to bring all the right players on the team, send them in a direction and give them opportunities to shine and thrive in their gifting.  Knowing that if she has amazing team members that come up with great ideas, it reflects her greatness and any leader worth their salt will recognize that.  

How to shift to an abundance mindset:

1.     Recognize that everyone has tremendous value. 

2.     If you are in a leadership position you do not have all the answers, but your team may.

3.     Your role as team leader is to identify each team member's sweet spot and help them reach their full potential.  If you are known for doing this, you will never have to worry about or be insecure about your position or job status.  This is rare and so needed in organizations.

If you want help implementing the abundance mindset in your organization please contact me here.  This is what I do!