281: Swami Raote – Generate a Growth Mindset

How do you drive a mindset of growth in your teams across the whole organization? During his 30-year tenure with Johnson & Johnson, Swami Raote earned a reputation as a trusted transformative growth leader across fast-moving consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. 

Swami has delivered results through globalizing innovation, making strategic portfolio choices through acquisitions and divestitures, and building aligned, inspired teams who drove success beyond his tenure. 

He has successfully built robust organizations for over 20 years in developed and emerging Asia, with a decade in the US and global roles. 

Dive in to learn from Swami’s incredible wisdom on how to generate a growth mindset and the positive effects it will have on your business and employees.

On this episode:

  • Learn more about Swami’s background in his upbringing and career that led to his leadership today.
  • How Swami learned the art of people leadership by watching others and making decisions based on trusting yourself and others. 
  • Swami shares the importance of leaders reaching out for help and not having all the answers. Leaders can’t get stuck in the frame of their own image. 
  • Learn how widespread access to information has changed leadership and the actions we need to take to make things happen.
  • Swami talks about making employees feel like leaders in their roles to generate a growth mindset. Allow them to co-craft the vision.
  • Organizations need to learn how to afford flexibility and autonomy in their culture to keep people working for them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Start looking up and at different cultures to learn people leadership
  • To trust others, you first need to learn to trust yourself
  • If you’re not good at what you do, you won’t be good at what you’re supposed to do
  • Be a “learn-it-all,” not a “know-it-all”
  • Generate a growth mindset by making it safe to make mistakes
  • Allowing employees to co-craft the vision will make them stay longer

Tweetable Quotes:

“If you want to move ahead in life, you have to learn to trust people, and you have to first learn to trust yourself.” – Swami Raote

“You need to generate that growth mindset across the organization, and that would mean allowing people to fail; that would mean giving people the safety to voice out where they made mistakes.” – Swami Raote

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