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Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

Studies have proven conclusively that successful people are driven by a Growth Mindset. They believe that they can improve at anything if they work hard enough at it and are open to feedback and help.

A Growth Mindset has is the foundation of lifelong learning and this in-person course will inspire you to adopt this mindset of a lifelong learner.

4Line Learning: Classroom

Duration: 3.5 hrs. (for each class)

Location: FYI Center

  • The difference between Growth Mindset and Fixed Mindset
  • The importance and value of having a Growth Mindset in a World of Change and Disruption
  • How to effectively shift from fixed to growth mindset
  • How to leverage the growth mindset in specific areas of your life and work for positive impact

Stanford Professor Dr. Carol Dweck’s growth mindset principles have transformed how educators, development professionals and sports people think about personal growth. Her best-selling book Mindset introduced the concept of a growth mindset which she developed and proved through her work with students.

Individuals who believe they can learn and develop anything with hard work, persistence, and an openness to feedback actually improve their scores in every subject, including those cognitive areas that we used to believe were limited by innate traits. People with a growth mindset seek out tasks that are hard as learning exercises, whereas people with a fixed mindset, who believe that they are born with certain gifts and ‘cannot do’ certain things, tend to take easy option options, focus on natural strengths and so fail to develop. Those with a fixed mindset are more concerned about reputation – about looking good – than about learning something new or improving a weakness.

Adopting a growth mindset has a profound impact on individual performance but when a team or company collectively adopts a growth mindset, it can also transform cultures. Studies show that when a growth mindset culture is evident, people feel more empowered and committed, and receive more support for collaboration and innovation. Where a fixed-mindset culture prevails the atmosphere is more about ‘working the system’ to get ahead.

According to studies, in which Dr. Dweck collaborated with the consulting firm Senn Delaney, staff at companies with a fixed mindset reported that just a small handful of “star” workers were valued. This led to decreased commitment and a feeling that they wouldn’t be supported in their growth or innovation efforts. A fear of failure predominated and people became cautious, less collaborative, and looked for opportunities to try and gain a personal advantage.

In contrast growth-mindset companies hold significantly more positive views about their employees, perceiving them as more innovative, collaborative, and committed to personal development. And they see greater potential for their staff to move up into management.

This course will help you to understand the principles of a growth mindset and empower you to take control of your life and career.

Who should join this course
• Business Leaders Executives looking to inspire organizational change
• Senior/Mid-Level Managers wishing to improve their team’s performance and drive successful business outcomes
• Leaders of All Levels looking to shift their mindset, to realize the personal and professional benefits of outward consideration
• Anyone who wants to build stronger interpersonal relationships and feel that they are being authentic to who they really are.

Growth Mindset principles by Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University is delivered in 2 half-day workshop sessions:

If you’re interested in taking Growth Mindset, become a member to learn now and get full access to world-class content for a full year.