Now updated with new research, the book that has changed millions of lives with its insights into the growth mindset.
After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, 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—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.
In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own.
Best way to sum it up… Here’s Carol’s TED Talk. At a minimum, do some research, grab the cliff notes, listen to it on audio BUT get this information into your head! You won’t regret it.
MY THOUGHTS: So I won’t lie, Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset is not the easiest read on the planet. While it’s pretty “heady” it’s phenomenal. There is a treasure trove of value throughout as she breaks down the key differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. There is no doubt you will see yourself and everyone around you show up somewhere in this book.