Have you noticed how winning creates a positive cycle in our lives?

When we win, we gain confidence.
The more confidence we have, the more actions we take.
The more actions we take, we create continued success toward our goals and aspirations.

On the other hand, losing creates a negative cycle.

Losses can pile up and can lead to insecurity and inactivity.
Losing causes us to doubt ourselves and second-guess our every move.
When we lose, it opens us up to feelings of hesitation, and reluctance to reach out to team members, clients, or customers.

Several years ago, I came across these 11 Leadership Traps from leadership expert and mentor, John C. Maxwell. As you look over this list, try to identify which ones seem to derail your leadership confidence.

Let’s on these leadership tips and create a winning mindset.

Here’s to turning losses into new gains!

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About the Author

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.

A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.