Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

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Ballantine Books, 2008 - BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - 277 pages
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The updated edition of 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.

Praise for Mindset

"A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine."--Robert J. Sternberg, co-author of Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success

"An essential read for parents, teachers and] coaches . . . as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment."--Library Journal (starred review)

"Everyone should read this book."--Chip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick

"One of the most influential books ever about motivation."--Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock

"If you manage people or are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset."--Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start 2.0

 

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User Review  - NanetteLS - LibraryThing

I'm really torn about this book. She has a good concept about the two different mindsets (fixed and growth) and explains them well. However, the book is very repetitive and she tries to attribute ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

Repetitive, but not in a bad way. It's like a sermon or a motivational talk in that it's beneficial to explore core ideas through relatable, familiar stories. Are you more of a Fixed Mindset, or more ... Read full review

Contents

INSIDE THE MINDSETS
15
THE TRUTH ABOUT ABILITY AND ACCOMPLISHMENT
55
THE MINDSET OF A CHAMPION
82
The Idea of the Natural
83
Character
91
What Is Success?
98
What Is Failure?
99
IOI Taking Charge of Success
101
Developing in Relationships
162
Friendship
163
Shyness
166
Revenge Revisited
168
WHERE DO MINDSETS COME FROM ?
176
Messages About Success and Failure
177
What Makes a Great Teacher or Parent?
196
Winning Through Mindset
205

What Does It Mean to Be a Star?
103
Hearing the Mindsets
105
MINDSET AND LEADERSHIP
108
Organizations That Grow
109
A Study of Mindset and Management Decisions
111
II2 Leadership and the Fixed Mindset
112
FixedMindset Leaders in Action
114
GrowthMindset Leaders in Action
124
A Study of Group Processes
133
Groupthink Versus We Think
134
The Praised Generation Hits the Workforce
136
Are Negotiators Born or Made?
137
Are Managers Born or Made?
139
Are Leaders Born or Made?
141
Organizational Mindsets
142
MINDSETS IN LOVE OR NOT
147
Relationships Are Different
150
Mindsets Falling in Love
151
The Partner as Enemy
160
Whos the Greatest?
161
False Growth Mindset
214
Our Legacy
221
CHANGING MINDSETS 1223
223
The Mindset Lectures
226
A Mindset Workshop
228
Brainology
231
More About Change
234
Opening Yourself Up to Growth
236
People Who Dont Want to Change
240
Changing Your Childs Mindset
244
Mindset and Willpower
249
Maintaining Change
252
The Journey to a True Growth Mindset
254
Learn and Help Learn
262
The Road Ahead
264
Notes
265
Recommended Books
287
Index
289
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Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is widely regarded as one of the world's leading researchers in the fields of personality, social psychology, and developmental psychology. She has been the William B. Ransford Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and is now the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and a member of 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 Fellowship. 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. She lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California.


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