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


The New Psychology of Success

Paperback Published: May 2008
ISBN: 9780345472328
Number Of Pages: 288

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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

Industry Reviews

"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

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): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23

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