Abundance Mentality

What is an abundance mentality? I first read about it in Leading Every Day: 124 Actions for Effective Leadership by Joyce Kaser, Susan Mundry, Katherine E. Stiles, and Susan Loucks-Horsley.

“To engage in synergistic partnership requires that both parties value sharing their resources toward the greater good.” (P. 60)

I like the concept of an abundance mentality and the belief that “there is more than enough to go around”. I think many people feel there isn’t enough to go around, which creates competition instead of collaboration.

CCC licensed imagine by flickr user

CCC licensed imagine by flickr user

If students and teachers were coached to consider learning through the lens of an abundance mentality, there would be so many more natural opportunities to share, to collaborate, to integrate ideas together. If we harness the power of this belief system and link it to that of a growth mindset (work by Carol Dweck), imagine the potential!

How can you coach and lead your students and/or teachers to view learning from an abundance mentality?



About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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