Mindset & Mental Models


Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck has completed decades of research on achievement and success—and a simple idea called MINDSET that makes all the difference. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports.

In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.

~  http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/index.html

Dweck’s Ted Talk  helps you understand her work. As the author of Mindset, a classic work on motivation and “growth mindset” her work is influential among educators and increasingly among business leaders as well.


Mental Models

Mental Models are deeply ingrained assumptions, generalizations, or even pictures or images that influence how we understand the world and how we take action. Very often we are not even aware of our mental models or the effects they have on our own behavior.

More on this coming soon…