A Growth Mindset is
The underlying human belief that talent and ability can be developed and that intelligence and natural gifts are just the starting point.
High Performers Are Not Afraid to Fail
High-performing people—the kind who innovate and adapt—are driven by the belief that there is nothing they can’t learn, no situation they can’t figure out—even if it means failing the first time. They are driven by a Growth Mindset. By contrast, people focused on individual achievement are driven by the need to maintain their status as the best and brightest, which means they are less willing to take risks, to fail, or to collaborate in ways that allow others to outshine them. They are limited by a Fixed Mindset. But mindsets can be changed—and so can performance.
How Growth Mindset Powers Performance
Changing mindset involves changing the way the brain interprets and responds to a threat.
Growth Mindsets Drive a Culture of High Performance
Culture is built through daily interactions. Teams that practice shifting to a Growth Mindset develop skills inherent to high performance. They more effectively:
What Is False Growth Mindset Consulting?
Some consulting firms have adopted the term Growth Mindset without studying the academic research behind or fully understanding its application. Here are a few red flags of false Growth Mindset consulting: