Carol S Dweck


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World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset.

Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional.

Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Fixed vs. Growth Mindset: Dweck introduces the idea of two mindsets: fixed and growth. People with a fixed mindset believe that their abilities are innate and unchangeable, while those with a growth mindset believe that their abilities can be developed through effort and learning.

  2. Impact on Learning and Achievement: Individuals with a growth mindset tend to embrace challenges, persist in the face of setbacks, and see failure as an opportunity for growth. As a result, they often achieve higher levels of success compared to those with a fixed mindset.

  3. The Power of Yet: Dweck emphasizes the importance of using the word "yet" to encourage a growth mindset. For example, instead of saying "I can't do this," individuals should say "I can't do this yet," signaling their belief in the potential for improvement.

  4. Praise and Feedback: The book explores how praise and feedback can influence mindset. Dweck suggests that praising effort and strategy rather than intelligence can foster a growth mindset and motivate individuals to continue learning and improving.

  5. Cultivating a Growth Mindset: Dweck offers strategies for cultivating a growth mindset, such as embracing challenges, learning from criticism, seeking out new experiences, and persisting in the face of obstacles.

  6. Parenting and Teaching: The book discusses the role of parents and educators in fostering a growth mindset in children. Dweck emphasizes the importance of praising effort, providing constructive feedback, and encouraging a love of learning.

  7. Relationships and Resilience: Individuals with a growth mindset tend to have healthier relationships and greater resilience in the face of adversity. They are more likely to view setbacks as temporary setbacks rather than permanent failures.

  8. Cultural and Organizational Impact: Dweck explores how mindset can shape organizational culture and influence performance. Companies and institutions that embrace a growth mindset tend to foster innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

  9. The Role of Neuroplasticity: The book highlights the concept of neuroplasticity, which suggests that the brain has the ability to change and adapt throughout life. This reinforces the idea that abilities can be developed with practice and effort.

  10. Personal Transformation: Ultimately, "Mindset" encourages readers to reflect on their own mindset and consider how they can adopt a growth mindset to unlock their full potential and lead a more fulfilling life.

Language English
ISBN-10 1780332009
ISBN-13 9781780332000
No of pages 277
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Constable
Published Date 02 Feb 2012

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Author : Carol S Dweck

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