- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Robinson (12 Jan. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 147213995X
- ISBN-13: 978-1472139955
- Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 2.2 x 12.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (361 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mindset - Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential Paperback – 12 Jan 2017
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An utterly compelling story of how the way we think shapes our success.Essential reading for anyone with aspirations. (Matthew Syed, author of Bounce and two-time Olympic athlete.)
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.)
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.) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
An authoritative, practical guide on how to develop the mindset necessary for success, both personal and professional. - Revised and updated with new materialSee all Product description
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There were a few things which I disagreed with her about, the main one being her criticism of the tennis player John McEnroe. You don't get to the very pinnacle of your sport without having a growth mindset. As a person McEnroe was always a little bit damaged, but his development as a tennis player showed all the characteristics of the growth mindset: he worked hard at eliminating his deficiencies.
The part of this book which really made me really think was when Dweck discusses the labels which are put on people, especially children. She believes that it's just as wrong to label a child "intelligent" as it is to call him "stupid". According to Dweck the former label can cause a child to refuse to face challenges because doing so could blemish the "perfect" label which has been placed upon him. And I found myself laughing at her explanation of why Enron failed: the fixed-mindset arrogance of a business's senior managers was something which I've experienced in my working life too.
This is book which everybody should read: it made a massive impression on me.
Dweck is an advocate of praising effort, not ability.
As a sports coach this really opened me up to the idea that one can never stop improving. Great mindset to have as a coach as it is something that players must have to develop.
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According to Carol Dweck, individuals can be placed on a continuum according to their implicit views of "where ability comes from". Read morePublished 5 days ago by SirChutney
So informative and I recommend it to anyone who wants an improvement in their mindsetPublished 21 days ago by roxel
I got this book from the library and I'm glad that I did - rather than buying it, that is. You get the principle of fixed versus growth mindset within the first few pages. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Richard Lewis
This is a good book which can be used to help you out in a variety of areas of jobs. This is especially useful for entrepeneurs and teachers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. D. Burrell
Great rad. Very clearly written and easy to understand and really pushes the way you think.Published 1 month ago by Sammy