Who is Behind "The Outward Mindset"?
The Arbinger Institute delivers training, consulting, coaching, and digital tools to help individuals and organizations change their mindset, transform culture, accelerate collaboration and innovation, resolve conflict, and sustainably improve results through an Outward Mindset.
The Outward Mindset, first published in 2016, details how to move individuals, teams, and organizations from inward-mindset orientations to outward-mindset orientations.
Arbinger first introduced its ideas to a worldwide readership with its first book, Leadership, and Self-Deception, in 2000.
Leadership, and Self-Deception was a word-of-mouth phenomenon that has been translated into over thirty languages.
Leadership, and Self-Deception was followed by a second international bestseller, The Anatomy of Peace, in 2006, which presents Arbinger’s unique approach to conflict resolution and personal growth.
Arbinger is Recognized as a World Leader in Effective Leadership Training
As a result of its thirty-five-year track record with clients, Arbinger is now recognized as a world leader in the areas of mindset change, leadership, team building, conflict resolution, crisis management, and culture change. Arbinger’s clients range from individuals who are seeing help in their lives to many of the largest companies and governmental institutions in the world.
Worldwide interest in Arbinger’s work has propelled the growth of Arbinger across the globe. Headquartered in the United States, Arbinger now has offices in over twenty countries, including through the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, Oceania, and Asia.
Arbinger embeds its expertise within client organization in part by preparing and certifying internal experts to deliver Arbinger training programs within their organizations.
Using the Outward Mindset to Make Lasting Positive Changes
If you want to see improvements in your life, start by SEEING your current mindset and be prepared to make ADJUSTMENT. But before you can adjust anything, first understand what needs adjustment?
For example, look at the different areas of your life that obviously need improvement. In other words, identify (SEE) the areas in your life that could use some adjustment.
After SEEING the issue(s), be willing to make the proper “ADJUSTMENT.” The chances are, any part of your life that is focused “inward” will be discovered to be one of your sources of discontent. If so, the proper adjustment will be to move “outward,” thus serving the interest of others above your own.
Through the Outward Mindset, Know You are Set Free
If you want to see improvements in your life, know you don’t have to wait for others to change. You don’t have to wait for circumstances to change either. You can make the change you want to see in others right now, regardless of “others” involvement.
Basically, one of the most important moves you can make to improve your life is to make the move to become outward regardless of what anyone else does, or does not do. Turning outward toward others will improve your life and your life experience, period.
Don’t Wait for Permission to Do The Right Thing
Don’t wait… move. You can achieve a great deal on your own just by adjusting yourself. Make the move from an inward mindset to an outward mindset and you will affect everyone around you in a positive way.
What’s more, you can lead others to join you by adjusting their own mindset. At any time, you can begin to influence positive change by simply shifting your own mindset from inward to outward. You as an individual and anyone you lead will improve simply because you shifted your mindset from inward (self-centered) to outward (other’s centered).
Beginning with yourself, allow people to be responsible for their own work and their own efforts, and their own ideas. First, own yourself and own your own choices, and take responsibility for all that you do. In other words, walk the talk. Then, let others take responsibility for their own actions. Let others have ideas and make decisions and then help them own it.
When working with others and when leading others, eliminate the unnecessary distinctions that create distance between yourself and others. Be humble and be willing to associate with all others, especially those you are leading.
Be An Outward Minded Evangelist
As much as it is possible, consider rethinking and then redesigning all your personal systems and processes and make sure they are ALL outward. If you do a self-assessment, you might be surprised to discover how much inward thought processing you go through every day, without even realizing it. Why should we care? What a man thinks in his heart he is...
Make sure everything you are involved with is outward to the best of your ability Do your best to influence everyone in your life to be outward minded.