People who believe their success is based on hard work, learning, training, and perseverance are said to have a “growth mindset.” I want to describe 4 specific examples of how you can apply this mindset in your job today.

When hiring new staff (by the way, I might be looking for you), I want to meet people that are just nuts about growth. They should have great personalities and be funny, with a touch of craziness. Furthermore, they should be team-players with strong conceptual, analytical and social skills, able to work independently and have an entrepreneurial ability. And last but not least, one of the obligatory skills is having a growth mindset.


What Is a Growth Mindset?

In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Dr. Carol Dweck describes different ways to approach learning. She places individuals on a continuum according to their implicit views of where ability comes from. Some believe their success is based on innate ability; in Dweck’s vision, they have a “fixed mindset.”  Others, who believe their success is based on hard work, learning, training, and perseverance are said to have a “growth mindset.”

The growth mindset can be applied to your professional life and your organization, too. I want to describe some specific examples of how you can apply this mindset in your job today:

  1. Do not feel offended by criticism from a manager. Instead, use this feedback to get better at your job.
  2. You may have to accomplish a new task, and be a little insecure. In this instance, do not think: “I will never succeed”, but be confident that you will learn the new skills that you will need.
  3. If you are a manager yourself, opt for task rotation or even job rotation. That way your employees will continue to develop their skill sets.
  4. When hiring new staff, pay attention to the ability of people to learn new things.

Growth Mindset Workshops

I will be honest with you: the reason that I value a growth mindset in my people, is because it has helped me to accomplish difficult tasks many times. Every time I thought that I was not ready for an assignment, this way of thinking saved me.

So, I recommend everyone to foster a growth mindset. At RevelX, we can help you accomplish this, for example, in one of our Growth Mindset Workshops.

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