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6 key mental muscles for leaders in the dealership – Scott Mautz

As a leader, it’s no secret that you’re going to face challenges, and you’re going to be truly tested when things get tough. In the latest episode of Inside Automotive, we’re joined by award-winning author, Keynote speaker, and trainer Scott Mautz, who says mental strength can make all the difference. He’s also here to discuss his latest book, The Mentally Strong Leader

Key Takeaways 

1. Scott Mautz emphasizes that mental strength is crucial for effective leadership, particularly in challenging times. He defines mental strength as the ability to regulate emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to achieve productive outcomes despite adversity.

2. Moreover, Mautz highlights six mental muscles that constitute mental strength: fortitude, confidence, boldness, decision-making, goal focus, and effective messaging. These qualities help leaders manage themselves internally to lead others more effectively.

3. Mautz discusses the importance of habit-building to develop mental strength. He describes the science of habit formation, including the need for repeated actions (repetitions) and systems to build and reinforce these mental muscles.

4. The book offers a mental strength self-assessment tool consisting of 50 questions designed over three years. This tool helps leaders identify their strengths and weaknesses across the six mental muscles, providing a personalized approach to developing their leadership capabilities.

5. A significant portion of the interview is devoted to the concept of the “Static Trap,” where leaders fail to acknowledge or address problems. Scott provides insights on recognizing and avoiding this trap to enhance problem-solving skills and maintain progress.

As a gift from Mautz, you can head to and receive an early release of his mentally strong self-assessment ahead of his May 7 book release. 

"Mental strength, first of all, it's the ability to regulate your emotions, your thoughts, and your behaviors for productive outcomes, even in adversity." – Scott Mautz

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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