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Chloe Xu, Director, Australia
🔥NEW Psychologist Carol Dweck developed the concept of "growth mindset" and popularised it in her book, . After that, the "growth mindset" has become a buzzword in the corporate world, even working its way into many big organisations' mission statements. Definition Dweck's work identified that people have 2 opposite types of mindset on talents and intelligence: fixed and growth. In a fixed mindset, people think their basic qualities are innate gifts. Whereas in a growth mindset, people believe their capabilities can be developed through arduous work, excellent strategies, and helps from others. Fixed vs Growth Mindsets When confronted with failure, people with a fixed mindset will convince themselves that they cannot do it or make excuses to rationalise their failure. They want to look smart and not look dumb to others, and that often makes them lose the opportunities of learning. Alternatively, people embracing a growth mindset worry less about looking smart, spend more time (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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