October 13, 2010

Mindset The New Psychology of Success


The New Psychology of Success
By: Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
277 pp.
Random House Inc. 2006
Review by: Michelle Kerns

According to Carol S. Dweck, one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation, there are two main belief systems, or Mindsets, that people can possess: fixed and growth. These Mindsets strongly influence the way individuals respond to success and failure, and as a result, they can either prevent us from embracing challenges and progressing, or they can spur us on to personal success.

In Mindset, Dweck draws from her extensive research to focus on how these two Mindsets govern the actions, responses, and learning capacities of all individuals. Dweck uses research, examples of well-known business and sports leaders, and specific scenarios to demonstrate how changing one’s Mindset can profoundly affect the outcome of almost every situation.

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