Mindset

Mindset

The New Psychology of Success

Book - 2016 | Updated edition., Ballantine Books Trade Paperback edition.
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"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"--back cover.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, 2016.
©2016
Edition: Updated edition., Ballantine Books Trade Paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780345472328
0345472322
Characteristics: xi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. The mindsets. Why do people differ?
What does all this mean for you? The two mindsets
A view from the two mindsets
So, what's new?
Self-insight : Who has accurate views of their assets and limitations?
What's in store. 2. Inside the mindsets. Is success about learning... or proving you're smart?
Mindsets change the meaning of failure
Mindsets change the meaning of effort
Questions and answers. 3. The truth about ability and accomplishment. Mindset and school achievement
Is artistic ability a gift?
The danger of praise and positive labels
Negative labels and how they work. 4. Sports : the mindset of a champion. The idea of the natural
"Character"
What is success?
What is failure?
Taking charge of success
What does it mean to be a star?
Hearing the mindsets. 5. Business : mindset and leadership. Enron and the talent mindset
Organizations that grow
A study of mindset and management decisions
Leadership and the fixed mindset
Fixed-mindset leaders in action
Growth-mindset leaders in action
A study of group processes
Groupthink versus we think
The praised generation hits the workforce
Are negotiators born or made?
Corporate training : Are managers born or made?
Are leaders born or made?
Organizational mindsets. 6. Relationships : mindsets in love (or not). Relationships are different
Mindsets falling in love
The partner as enemy
Competition : Who's the greatest?
Developing in relationships
Friendship
Shyness
Bullies and victims : revenge revisited. 7. Parents, teachers, and coaches : Where do mindsets come from? Parents (and teachers) : messages about success and failure
Teachers (and parents) : What makes a great teacher (or parent)?
Coaches : winning through mindset
False growth mindset
Our legacy. 8. Changing mindsets. The nature of change
The mindset lectures
A mindset workshop
Brainology
More about change
Opening yourself up to growth
People who don't want to change
Changing your child's mindset
Mindset and willpower
Maintaining change
The journey to a (true) growth mindset
Learn and help learn
The road ahead.
Summary: "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"--back cover.

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QAGeek
Oct 24, 2020

Recommended by Yogi Cheryl

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xarathustra
Aug 31, 2020

Onto something. Probably a recognition of some sort of experiential ethic. Could just a well be titled 'Science' or 'Religion'.

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zenmark29
Oct 02, 2018

note 1: The comments on this book I've read are really useful.
note 2: IMHO this book is worth reading.
note 3: I came to this book via reading the work of Dr. Kelly McGonigal. Check out her books if you found this one useful. As I read through "The Upside of Stress" I followed up on the sources and the work of Carol Dweck was cited in McGonigal's book.
note 4: It's fun to realize that the book itself is intended as a mindset update for the reader.
note 5: I agree with the comment that the author doesn't address the expected continuum of shades of gray regarding mindsets. That's a weakness, but for a perceptive reader that doesn't eliminate the utility of the information. I imagine it was a conscious decision by the author intended to not dilute the impact of the book as a mindset intervention. And that statement is pure conjecture on my part, so don't quote it.

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As always, enjoy!

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Frankster1
Dec 29, 2017

This is the book for everyone who thinks (secretly or otherwise) they know it all--and are terrified that they don't. It explains so much about how we sabotage ourselves by thinking that intelligence and talent are inborn and immutable.

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diannehildebrand
May 08, 2017

Amazing book, very well researched and inspiring. Outlines the difference between the fixed mindset (I am very smart and nobody should question that, and I better not try too much new stuff for fear of proving otherwise, and I shouldn't have to work to succeed because I'm so smart or talented, etc) and the growth mindset (I may have some talent but if I'm going to be successful at anything over the long haul, hard work will get me there). Dweck proves her theory with study after study from arts, sports, school - in fact from every angle.

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starel
Apr 20, 2017

Advice: Just read Chapter One. It doesn't really move on from there. Lots of anecdotes. Thought it would be better, from the fact it has so many "holds"!

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a41073
Sep 25, 2015

This book is the longest sales pitch. Interesting theory, but she repeats the same concept over and over. Once you've read the first chapter, you've read the entire book.

bk_jamerican_gal Jun 04, 2015

This was a great book and it touches more than the tip of the iceberg regarding the growth mindset. I enjoyed and learned a lot about it. From reading this book, I see that I have both the fixed and growth mindsets, but more of the growth. I think putting your trust in a Higher power will always make you think outside of the box.

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1aa
Mar 23, 2015

Very informally written with lots of anecdotes; does little in the way of guidance toward a growth mindset except to reiterate (with many rephrasings) "what can learn from this? how can I improve?"

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LaurenNagel
Feb 24, 2015

Recommended by AKN for all sibs

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