The New Psychology of Success
Table of Contents
Introduction p. ix The Mindsets p. 3 Why Do People Differ? p. 4 What Does All This Mean for You? The Two Mindsets p. 6 A View from the Two Mindsets p. 7 So, What's New? p. 9 Self-Insight: Who Has Accurate Views of Their Assets and Limitations? p. 11 What's in Store p. 11 Inside the Mindsets p. 15 Is Success About Learning-Or Proving You're Smart? p. 16 Mindsets Change the Meaning of Failure p. 32 Mindsets Change the Meaning of Effort p. 39 Questions and Answers p. 45 The Truth About Ability and Accomplishment p. 55 Mindset and School Achievement p. 57 Is Artistic Ability a Gift? p. 67 The Danger of Praise and Positive Labels p. 71 Negative Labels and How They Work p. 74 Sports: The Mindset of a Champion p. 82 The Idea of the Natural p. 83 "Character" p. 91 What Is Success? p. 98 What Is Failure? p. 99 Taking Charge of Success p. 101 What Does It Mean to Be a Star? p. 103 Hearing the Mindsets p. 105 Business: Mindset and Leadership p. 108 Enron and the Talent Mindset p. 108 Organizations That Grow p. 109 A Study of Mindset and Management Decisions p. 111 Leadership and the Fixed Mindset p. 112 Fixed-Mindset Leaders in Action p. 114 Growth-Mindset Leaders in Action p. 124 A Study of Group Processes p. 133 Groupthink Versus We Think p. 134 The Praised Generation Hits the Workforce p. 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 Different p. 147 Mindsets Falling in Love p. 148 The Partner as Enemy p. 157 Competition: Who's the Greatest? p. 158 Developing in Relationships p. 159 Friendship p. 160 Shyness p. 163 Bullies and Victims: Revenge Revisited p. 163 Parents, Teachers, and Coaches: Where Do Mindsets Come From? p. 173 Parents (and Teachers): Messages About Success and Failure p. 174 Teachers (and Parents): What Makes a Great Teacher (or Parent)? p. 193 Coaches: Winning Through Mindset p. 202 Our Legacy p. 211 Changing Mindsets p. 213 The Nature of Change p. 213 The Mindset Lectures p. 216 A Mindset Workshop p. 218 Brainology p. 221 More About Change p. 224 Taking the First Step p. 226 People Who Don't Want to Change p. 230 Changing Your Child's Mindset p. 234 Mindset and Willpower p. 239 Maintaining Change p. 242 The Road Ahead p. 246 Notes p. 247 Recommended Books p. 267 Index p. 269 Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: May 2008
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.4 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.22
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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
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
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)
Mindsets Falling in Love
The Partner as Enemy
Competition: Who’ s The Greatest?
Developing in Relationships
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
8. Changing Mindsets: A Workshop
The Nature of Change
The Mindset Lectures
A Mindset Workshop
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
The Road Ahead
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