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Growth Mindset: Tool or Weapon?

Jun 15 202127m listen time


Has the term “growth mindset” strayed from psychologist Carol Dweck’s original definition? Could some managers (perhaps even unknowingly) be using it as a way to guilt people into doing work they don’t want to do?

Zachary Ames, former Leadership & Talent Development Partner for APAC at Bloomberg LP, joins Andrea to discuss the dark side of the buzz around “growth mindset”. In this podcast as part of Corporate Kool-Aid, they explore how it can be misused as an unfair gauge of an employee’s performance, and why it’s not the key to success, but only a component of it.

Gain Actionable Insights Into:

  • The expanded definition of having a growth mindset and how it can help you reach your career milestones (when used correctly)
  • How to push back against the misuse of the term without being accused of having a “fixed mindset”
  • Zach’s advice for how managers can develop a healthy approach to “growth mindset” for their teams

Hosted by Andrea Abbate, Head of Sales Enablement, APAC, LinkedIn


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