Dweck demonstrates that mindset unfolds in childhood and adulthood and drives every aspect of our lives, from work to sports, from relationships to parenting. She reveals how creative geniuses in all fields - music, literature, science, sports, business - apply the growth mindset to achieve results. Perhaps even more important, she shows us how we can change our mindset at any stage of life to achieve true success and fulfillment. She looks across a broad range of applications and helps parents, teachers, coaches, and executives see how they can promote the growth mindset. Highly engaging and very practical, Mindset breaks new ground as it leads you to change how you feel about yourself and your future.
©2007 Carol Dweck; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
"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, director of the PACE Center of Yale University, and author of Successful Intelligence)
We've all heard the message: if you change your thinking, you really can change your life. In Mind Set, Dr Dweck offers not only studies that prove the hypotheses, but more importantly, practical steps for cultivating a growth mind set. This is one of those books that should be required reading in the school of life.
Awesome book! As a parent and coach I appreciate the different approaches to working with kids. I had no idea there was good and bad praise. I am going to improve my growth mindset.
I loved the book, lots of useful information. The author explained everything in detail and gave good examples. The only drawback I found was the narrator's rate of speed. At the beginning I even thought it was slightly fast-forwarded. It felt like she was in a rush to read the book as fast as possible. Eventually, I got used to her performance, but when I sent the book to my sister, she said she couldn't listen to it as it felt overly upbeat and rushed.
I couldn't finish listening to the book. I'm going to read the print version instead. This was a waste of a credit. I found the cadence and tone of the narrator's voice insufferable. The inflections were odd and it sounded like it was being read with a big, fake, cheery smile. It reminded me of the enthusiastic happy voices of mattress and furniture commercials.
I wish I would have read this years ago. it's clear I've been guilty of the fixed mindset and all the problems that go with it. This book makes me more excited for the future.
This is a great insight to our own mindsets. I've come to find myself developing my cognitive skills both at work and at home. It is your classic, must-read self help book.
this is one of the best books I've ever read. I wish you were required in all schools and for all teachers. it makes Anyone who reads it a better person and gives them a healthier approach to life.
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