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

Mindset

The New Psychology of Success

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Published: May 2008
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"Mindset" is one of those rare books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way.
A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than twenty years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work and relationships, and how we raise our kids, ultimately predicting whether or not we will fulfill our potential. Dweck has found that everyone has one of two basic mindsets.
If you have the fixed mindset, you believe that your talents and abilities are set in stone– either you have them or you don’ t. You must prove yourself over and over, trying to look smart and talented at all costs. This is the path of stagnation. If you have a growth mindset, however, you know that talents can be developed and that great abilities are built over time. This is the path of opportunity– and success.
Dweck demonstrates that mindset unfolds in childhood and adulthood and drives every aspect of our lives, from work to sports, from relationships to parenting. She reveals how creative geniuses in all fields– music, literature, science, sports, business– apply the growth mindset to achieve results. Perhaps even more important, she shows us how we can change our mindset at any stage of life to achieve true success and fulfillment. She looks across a broad range of
applications and helps parents, teachers, coaches, and executives see how they can promote the growth mindset.
Highly engaging and very practical, "Mindset"breaks new ground as it leads you to change how you feel about yourself and your future.
“ This book is an essential read for parents, teachers, coaches, and others who are instrumental in determining a child’ s mind-set, and in turn, his or her future success, as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment.” --Library Journal
Contents
Introduction
1. The Mindsets
Why Do People Differ?
What Does All This Mean for You? The Two Mindsets
A View from the Two Mindsets
So, What’ s New?
Self-Insight: Who Has Accurate Views of Their Assets and Limitations?
What’ s iIn Store
2. Inside The Mindsets
Is Success About Learning– Or Proving You’ re Smart?
Mindsets Change the Meaning of Failure
Mindsets Change the Meaning of Effort
Questions and Answers
3. The Truth About Ability and Accomplishment
Mindset and School Achievement
Is Artistic Ability a Gift?
The Danger of Praise and Positive Labels
Negative Labels and How They Work
4. Sports: The Mindset Of A Champion
The Idea of the Natural
“ Character”
What Is Success?
What Is Failure?
Taking Charge of Success
What Does It Mean to Be a Star?
Hearing the Mindsets
5. Business: Mindset and Leadership
Enron and the Talent Mindset
Organizations That Grow
A Study of Mindset and Management Decisions
Leadership and the Fixed Mindset
Fixed-Mindset Leaders in Action
Growth-Mindset Leaders in Action
A Study of Group Processes
Groupthink Versus We Think
Are Leaders Born or Made?
6. Relationships: Mindsets In Love (Or Not)
RelationshipsAre Different
Mindsets Falling in Love
The Partner as Enemy
Competition: Who’ s The Greatest?
Developing in Relationships
Friendship
Shyness
Bullies and Victims: Revenge Revisited
7. Parents, Teachers, And Coaches:
Where Do Mindsets Come From?
Parents (and Teachers): Messages About Success and Failure
Children Learn The Messages
Teachers (and Parents): What Makes a Great Teacher (or Parent)?
Coaches: Winning Through Mindset
Our Legacy
8. Changing Mindsets: A Workshop
The Nature of Change
The Mindset Lectures
A Mindset Workshop
Brainology
More About Change
Taking the First Step: A Workshop for You
People Who Don’ t Want to Change
Changing Your Child’ s Mindset
Mindset and Willpower
Maintaining Change
The Road Ahead
Notes
Recommended Books
Index

"From the Hardcover edition."

"Everyone should read this book."--Chip and Dan Heath, authors of "Switch" and "Made to Stick" "Will prove to be one of the most influential books ever about motivation."--Po Bronson, author of "NurtureShock""A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. I have found Carol Dweck's work on mindsets invaluable in my own life, and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges that, over the years, become more demanding rather than less. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine."--Robert J. Sternberg, IBM Professor of Education and Psychology at Yale University, director of the PACE Center of Yale University, and author of "Successful Intelligence""If you manage any people or if you are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset."-Guy Kawasaki, author of "The Art of the Start "and the blog "How to Change the World""Highly recommended . . . 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"A serious, practical book. Dweck's overall assertion that rigid thinking benefits no one, least of all yourself, and that a change of mind is always possible, is welcome.""-Publishers Weekly""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."-Robert J. Sternberg, author of "Teaching for Successful Intelligence""A wonderfully elegant idea . . . It is a great book."-Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., author of "Delivered from Distraction"

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
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ISBN: 9780345472328
ISBN-10: 0345472322
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: May 2008
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.22