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Growth vs. Fixed Mindset

Research on mindset suggests that there are two predominant views people have about their abilities. It turns out that those views have very different impacts on performance. This seminar examines what it means to have a fixed mindset vs. a growth mindset, explores how these mindsets come about and provides a framework for changing both our own mindset and the mindsets of others in our organization.

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Training content

The focus of this seminar is on understanding the value of a growth mindset and learning how to cultivate it in ourselves and in our organizations. By harnessing the power of the growth mindset, we can transform both individual performance and large-scale organizational culture.

In this seminar, we will address:

  • The psychology and neuroscience of mindset
  • The difference between fixed and growth mindsets
  • How our own mindset affects our learning, performance, and confidence
  • Coaching strategies to promote a growth mindset in ourselves and our organizations
  • Giving and receiving feedback, taking remedial action, and negotiating with a growth mindset
  • The “triple rudders” of organizational culture, and how to deploy them to build growth mindset
  • The role of humility in leadership
  • Case studies in growth mindset leadership from successful companies

Certification / Credits

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the difference between growth and fixed mindsets, and why it matters
  • Examine your own mindset and how it impacts your daily life and work
  • Re-evaluate your attitude towards making mistakes
  • Diagnose the prevailing mindset in your organization
  • Utilize key strategies, tips, and tools to help promote a growth mindset in your organization.

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University of Washington Foster School of Business Executive Education

4275 NE Stevens Way
98195 Seattle Washington

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 5 reviews.

N. Summerside
I loved taking the poll at the beginning of the session. I realized that I definitely think and internally favor a growth mindset, but that my actions and behaviors are still mixed between fixed and growth. After this session, my goal is to work toward always promoting a growth mindset through my own behaviors and actions and to continue to push...
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B. Pearce
The material on humility was great and an unexpected addition to the course.
P. Davidson
Enjoyed the discussions and the perspectives from the small group discussion.
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