With a growth mindset, you’re open to improvement and believe you can only get better and smarter, which are attractive qualities in the workplace, Duarte says. Your mindset can affect everything from how you react to feedback to your willingness to take on new projects to even how you manage employees.
A growth mindset simply means that people believe their intelligence and talents can be improved through effort and actions. A growth mindset also recognizes that setbacks are a necessary part of the learning process and allows people to ‘bounce back’ by increasing motivational effort.
– Believe it or not, relying on talent alone to achieve your goals is a trap. The idea that you either have a talent or you don’t, or you only have so much talent, is part of a fixed mindset. This kind of thinking can hinder your chances of stretching your ability to reach goals and achieve more.
Research on these mindsets has found that people who hold more of a growth mindset are more likely to thrive in the face of difficulty and continue to improve, while those who hold more of a fixed mindset may shy away from challenges or fail to meet their potential (see Dweck & Yeager, 2019).
For this reason, teaching the growth mindset should be an important priority for all schools. Teaching the growth mindset early on helps prevent the development of a clear-cut weak/able mindset, which can be especially damaging as children learn new concepts.
A mixed mindset is a mindset were you give up easily and try to avoid challenges. People with a fixed mindset feel threatened by the success of others and ignore useful negative feedback.
According to Dweck, “In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them.
Mindsets are more important than skills, say employers. In a global survey of employers by Recruitment company, Reed, 96% picked mindset over skillset as the key element in those they seek and retain. You are three times more likely to get or keep a job because of your mindsets rather than skills alone.
People who have “growth mindsets” believe that intelligence and abilities can be developed through hard work and dedication. … People with growth mindsets view their failures and setbacks as an opportunity to grow and as a sign that they should continue to develop their skills.