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The Right Mindset for Success (and following your passion, and inspiring your people)

This week we want to share with you a fascinating interview HBR conducted with Carol Dweck, professor at Stanford University and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success in early 2012.

Here’s the link to the 15 min podcast as well as the transcript:

http://blogs.hbr.org/ideacast/2012/01/the-right-mindset-for-success.html

 

Quick preview:

Her research has shown that contrary to popular opinion:

Success is not about making sure you get it right.

So, what is it about?

As a leader, praising talent or ability in your people backfires.

So, what should you praise to motivate and bring out the best in your team (and your kids)?

Carol Dweck’s is a world-renowned academic on the cutting edge of her field. Her research and thinking are very aligned with our work. Take the time to listen and learn a different mindset.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

13 thoughts on “The Right Mindset for Success (and following your passion, and inspiring your people)

  1. I think the fixed mindset is me, unortunately, but this podcast actually gives me a place to create change. So, thanks, really, brilliant stuff.

  2. If only more companies didn’t expect new hires to have all the answers, my kids are at the age of first post-university job and the stress they put themselves under due to expectations is shocking.

  3. Fear of making mistakes doesn’t necessarily equate with fear of leaving your comfort zone, you can be afraid and still push forward.


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