You might have heard about the distinction between an open and closed mindset. And you might have said: “I have an open mindset”. In my view, it is not as black and white as often described. HENRY FORD’S FAMOUS QUOTE “If you think you can or you think you cannot, you are always right.” So this nicely reflects his perspective on the mindset. Since having studied the subject intensively, I agree that the mindset is one of the most important elements in being successful today. And maybe it is not as easy as making a distinction between and open mindset and a closed mindset. I believe we have both mindsets in different situations. POINTERS FOR YOU TO REMEMBER TO SPOT A CLOSED MINDSET Consequently, in the video,...

An accountant by qualification and an entrepreneur by experience, Werner Spies knows how to take the right risks and make them count. Initially a trainee accountant with PwC in 1986, Werner has made bold career moves that have taken him from South Africa to Australia, to founding CharterMason in late 2004. Werner is renowned for spotting a gap in the market, creating a new practice and using that practice to create value for his customers. Professional services to Werner mean an offering to a client that is significant beyond the ink on the contract. Werner founded CMC-Group, CharterMason, Combined Design Engineers and Comparex Australia. He has worked with LogicaCMG, EPI-USE, CharterMason and now CMC-Group. Specialities include: Practice Strategy, design, leadership...

You have read and heard a lot about mindset and how important this is. And you might say to yourself: “I have the right mindset, I am open, I learn. And there is far too much buzz around the mindset.”. I was there too and then I have learned and experienced how important the mindset can be. In the video, I share three examples from very different areas why that is. And I also share three suggestions or challenges you can implement going forward. Enjoy! Michael Own Your Life. Be Kind. Be Present. ...