Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

By Carol Dweck (2006)

Praising children’s intelligence harms their motivation and it harms their performance.

If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.

My Notes

Fixed Mindset

Growth Mindset

NASA rejected people with pure successes vs people who bounced back from failures.

Jack Welch hired based on capacity for growth.

From “Good to Great” (James C Collins),

The minute a leader allows himself to become the primary reality people worry about, rather than reality being the primary reality, you have a recipe for mediocrity, or worse.

Managers should:

Fixed mindset people are more likely to be shy, worry about what other people think, feel anxious meeting new people.

Shy people may be wonderful and interesting, but they often can’t show it with someone new.

In a shit job…