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Self-leadership - Developing a growth mindset

It is said that one’s attitude determines their altitude, and just over thirty years ago, American Psychologist and University Professor, Carol Dweck, coined the terms ‘growth mindset’ and ‘fixed mindset’.

According to Dweck, individuals can be placed on a continuum based on their implicit views of where ability comes from. Whilst it is believed those with a fixed mindset are focused on natural ability and talent, with a viewpoint of you either have it, or you don’t. Those who foster a positive growth mindset are much more likely to succeed in life as they acknowledge that intelligence and skill can be learned and developed over time.