In Carol S. Dweck’s brilliant book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, she shows how success in school, work, sports and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment. Some people may already be aware of this profound truth. However, Carol proves through fascinating psychological studies why this is the case. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform not only their lives but your own. All leaders should read this book!
In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe talent alone creates success – without effort. They’re wrong. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work – brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all successful people have had this mindset. Teaching and modeling a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the business world, education, sports and can influence all aspects of human achievement.
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. She has held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success. Carol conducted research for decades to discover the power of mindset. The results from her many psychological studies culminate in her groundbreaking book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success can be purchased HERE.