Growth mindset

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Behavioural skills - self management and accountability.

People with a growth mindset believe our skills and intelligence can be improved with effort and persistence.

They embrace challenges, persist through obstacles, learn from criticism and seek out inspiration in others’ success.


Applying a growth mindset in practice includes working on areas of weakness, and focusing on processes rather than outcomes.


The concept was popularised by Professor Carol Dweck in her book Mindset: The new psychology of success, 2006.

The opposite of a growth mindset is a fixed mindset.


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