What Growth Mindset training is NOT about
I've seen it time and time again - from nonprofits to schools to tech organizations- so much focus is on client/student needs that they completely skip over those people in charge of delivering whatever that service is.
What I see from that approach is burn-out, resentment, even hostility towards administration. That type of resentment creates a tense environment and makes it hard for staff to want to serve the organization. It creates in-group/out-group mentality.
The other thing I see is that too many organizations want to satisfy customer demands - which are about quick fixes, the latest trends and buzz words, and about so many unconscious triggers that most people have no idea how much the primitive parts of their own systems are 'asking' for something, that it is actually NOT in their highest interest to feed these frenzied masses.
I believe that organizational leaders must take the time to truly understand the deepest roots of what drives these frenzied masses and hypes that drive requests for things - and to use slow, intelligent reflection to help staff become agents who can resist the short term manias of customers and nurture the conditions that those customers truly need to access their most evolved systems, freedom and agency.
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Growth Mindset Goal-Setting Booklet
1) Celebrating Mistakes
2) Praising Process
3) Cultivating Purpose (specifically: "self-transcendent purpose"
The workbook has links to downloadable activities, a summary of how these three pillars improve performance, and space for self-reflection and goal-setting.
Increase growth mindset in your school or organization using a brain-based approach to creativity, empathy and initiative.