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Zachary Ames | Andrea Abbate

Growth Mindset: Tool or Weapon?

Jun 15, 2021 | 27m

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 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


Zachary Ames

Founder & CEO | Former Regional Leadership & Talent Development Partner, APAC

XYZ Leadership | Bloomberg LP


Andrea Abbate

VP | Former Head of Sales Enablement

Showpad | LinkedIn



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