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Mindset :  The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck


The New Psychology of Success


Published: May 2008
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World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset.

Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

About the Author

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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    The guideline to change your mindset is 3 pages long, the rest are examples of how the mindset works.

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    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 ofTeaching 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 ofMade to Stick One of the most influential books ever about motivation. Po Bronson, author ofNurtureShock If you manage people or are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and readMindset. Guy Kawasaki, author ofThe Art of the Start 2.0 From the Hardcover edition."

    Introductionp. ix
    The Mindsetsp. 3
    Why Do People Differ?p. 4
    What Does All This Mean for You? The Two Mindsetsp. 6
    A View from the Two Mindsetsp. 7
    So, What's New?p. 9
    Self-Insight: Who Has Accurate Views of Their Assets and Limitations?p. 11
    What's in Storep. 11
    Inside the Mindsetsp. 15
    Is Success About Learning-Or Proving You're Smart?p. 16
    Mindsets Change the Meaning of Failurep. 32
    Mindsets Change the Meaning of Effortp. 39
    Questions and Answersp. 45
    The Truth About Ability and Accomplishmentp. 55
    Mindset and School Achievementp. 57
    Is Artistic Ability a Gift?p. 67
    The Danger of Praise and Positive Labelsp. 71
    Negative Labels and How They Workp. 74
    Sports: The Mindset of a Championp. 82
    The Idea of the Naturalp. 83
    "Character"p. 91
    What Is Success?p. 98
    What Is Failure?p. 99
    Taking Charge of Successp. 101
    What Does It Mean to Be a Star?p. 103
    Hearing the Mindsetsp. 105
    Business: Mindset and Leadershipp. 108
    Enron and the Talent Mindsetp. 108
    Organizations That Growp. 109
    A Study of Mindset and Management Decisionsp. 111
    Leadership and the Fixed Mindsetp. 112
    Fixed-Mindset Leaders in Actionp. 114
    Growth-Mindset Leaders in Actionp. 124
    A Study of Group Processesp. 133
    Groupthink Versus We Thinkp. 134
    The Praised Generation Hits the Workforcep. 136
    Are Negotiators Born or Made?p. 137
    Corporate Training: Are Managers Born or Made?p. 139
    Are Leaders Born or Made?p. 141
    Relationships: Mindsets in Love (Or Not)p. 144
    Relationships Are Differentp. 147
    Mindsets Falling in Lovep. 148
    The Partner as Enemyp. 157
    Competition: Who's the Greatest?p. 158
    Developing in Relationshipsp. 159
    Friendshipp. 160
    Shynessp. 163
    Bullies and Victims: Revenge Revisitedp. 163
    Parents, Teachers, and Coaches: Where Do Mindsets Come From?p. 173
    Parents (and Teachers): Messages About Success and Failurep. 174
    Teachers (and Parents): What Makes a Great Teacher (or Parent)?p. 193
    Coaches: Winning Through Mindsetp. 202
    Our Legacyp. 211
    Changing Mindsetsp. 213
    The Nature of Changep. 213
    The Mindset Lecturesp. 216
    A Mindset Workshopp. 218
    Brainologyp. 221
    More About Changep. 224
    Taking the First Stepp. 226
    People Who Don't Want to Changep. 230
    Changing Your Child's Mindsetp. 234
    Mindset and Willpowerp. 239
    Maintaining Changep. 242
    The Road Aheadp. 246
    Notesp. 247
    Recommended Booksp. 267
    Indexp. 269

    ISBN: 9780345472328
    ISBN-10: 0345472322
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 288
    Published: May 2008
    Publisher: Random House USA Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.2  x 1.9
    Weight (kg): 0.2