Episode 19: Carol Dweck – Mindset
If there is a secret to success, this just might be it. Carol Dweck, professor at Stanford and author of the mind-altering book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, has done the research and identified two ways of approaching the world: a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset. And there is a clear winner – the growth mindset. Carol talks with me about how you can develop it. As leaders, her insights are invaluable for helping us cultivate a growth mindset in ourselves and in the people who follow us. Don’t miss this one.
- “The highest risk is not putting effort into something.”
- Learn how to transition from running away from fear to running towards curiosity
Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Bio: 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. Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success. 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 scholarly book Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development was named Book of the Year by the World Education Federation. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and she has appeared on Today and 20/20.
Peter Bregman is CEO of Bregman Partners, a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations through programs (including the Bregman Leadership Intensive), coaching, and as a consultant to CEOs and their leadership teams. Best-selling author of 18 Minutes, his most recent book is Four Seconds. To receive an email when he posts, click here.