Overview: What’s the difference between failing and learning? Your mindset! According to Carol Dweck, famed Stanford psychologist, it all boils down to whether you think of talent or intelligence as either a fixed ability or one capable of growth through effort and practice. Often it comes down to whether you seek validation or a challenge. Whether you look at people on teams, at work, at school, in marriages or any relationships, fixed vs. growth mindset is a VERY important concept to understand—only if you want a better life. Every leader, parent, and teacher should read this book.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Ballantine Books, 2008) by
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., reviewed by Steve Gladis, Ph.D.