In a world where mindsets matter, and where our own view of the world determines our relevance and, hence, our success we need to examine just how mindsets are shaped. As the environment has changed around us, so too has the type of mindset we need from the leaders who will help guide us. There is a considerable body of evidence to suggest that one’s view of the world, and tolerance for the new and different, is directly related to the breadth, depth and diversity of our personal life experiences. The more varied your experience repertoire, the easier it is to make new connections. This is what allows the brain to form the unique new neural pathways that, in turn, allow us to connect the dots in new combinations for new solutions.