Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

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Ballantine Books, 2008 - BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - 277 pages
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  - purplequeennl - www.librarything.com

This book was not what I expected as the word Mindset can be used in a much broader sense and cover a lot more. This book covers specifically Fixed versus Growth Mindset. The concept to me is not new ... Read full review

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Foremost, I found this book utterly dull and boring. It repeated itself way too much (I ended up skipping chapters 5 and 7 as I couldn't bear it no longer). The message was clear from the introduction ... Read full review

Contents

THE MINDSET S I
4
INSIDE THE MINDSETs
15
THE TRUTH AB0 UT ABILITY AND ACC0 MPLISHMENT
55
THE MINDSET OF A CHAMPION
82
MINDSET AND LEADERSHIP
108
MINDSETS IN LOVE 0R NOT 1 47
150
I66 Shyness
166
Revenge Revisited
168
A Mindset Workshop
228
Brainology
231
More About Change
234
Opening Yourself Up to Growth
236
24o People Who Dont Want to Change
240
Changing Your Childs Mindset
244
Mindset and Willpower
249
Maintaining Change
252

WHERE DO MINDSET S COME FR0M 7
176
Messages About Success and Failure
177
What Makes a Great Teacher or Parent?
196
Winning Through Mindset
205
2I4 False Growth Mindset
214
22i Our Legacy
221
CHANG ING MINDSET S I 2 23
223
The Mindset Lectures
226
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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