Just sharing a post I just wrote for my leadership blog. Let me know what you think, thanks!
I’m currently reading a great book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford University that has done a great deal of work in social psychology. In the book she discusses two mindsets – growth and fixed. A person with a fixed mindset tends to believe that talents, skills, and abilities are fixed and typically cannot develop or improve with intervention. Someone with the growth mindset believes that talents, skills, and abilities can be developed and improved over time with effort. She goes on to describe several case studies that portray the two mindsets in a variety of contexts.
Leaders can leverage the growth mindset in order to realize the potential of their organization in a few ways:
1. Adopt the Growth Mindset. Start believing that people, including you, can grow and develop existing and new talents. Stop believing that…
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