The Power of Yet: Keeping a Growth Mindset

booksAuthor: Stav Ziv
Source: The Muse

Carol Dweck preaches “the power of yet.”

If students don’t pass a test, it’s not because they’re inherently stupid, but because they don’t understand the material well enough—yet. If employees didn’t negotiate the best deal, it doesn’t mean all future deals are doomed. It means they haven’t honed their negotiating skills enough—yet.

Dweck, a psychology professor now at Stanford University, is known for decades of work on “mindsets,” or people’s beliefs about human qualities such as intelligence and talent, both their own and others’. She developed terms you might’ve heard before: the “fixed mindset” and “growth mindset.”

“My research has shown that the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life,” Dweck writes in Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, the 2006 book that pulls together years of psychology research for the general reader. “It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value.”

Well, that sounds serious. Here’s what you need to know. Well, at least the basics. Continue reading

Advertisements

3 Skills That Will Change Your Life

People sending sms with their phones

Author: Brett Berhoff
Source: HuffPo

We often hear the term “The Game of Life.” In some ways, life is a game. It is a game of strategy that exists within your mind, the others around you, and all of the millions of variables of that make up our existence.

With all of the noise of life, and the routine of our days, how can we simplify our strategy to change our course for the better. Here are Three Simple Skills That Will Change Your Life:

Continue reading

The 15 Fastest Growing Jobs of the Future

occupations-e1452517088864

Author: Sophie Deering
Source: Undercover Recruiter

With changes in the economy, technological advancements and transforming consumer/societal demands; certain industries are beginning to diminish as the market no longer calls for their services, whereas other more high-in-demand sectors are on the increase. Healthcare and tech are some of the fastest growing sectors and jobs within these industries are expected to multiply over the coming years.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its employment projections, identifying the occupations that are expect to grow significantly between 2014-2024.

Continue reading

Embracing the Growth That Failure Brings

mountaintop1Author: Rochelle Amour
Source: Brazen Careerist

With millennials making millions in the tech industry or inventing world-changing devices every Monday morning, failure can be a particularly bitter pill to swallow for young entrepreneurs.

But between the challenge of finding a job in today’s economy and the entrepreneurial startup battle cry of our generation, it’s a risk many young people are taking.

Continue reading

A Brilliant Gude To Growth Hacking

hacking_art

Author: Jörgen Sundberg
Source: The Undercover Recruiter

Some of you may be familiar with growth hacking already, whereas for others of you it’s possible this is a new concept. To learn what it’s all about and how one can hack some growth, I’ve had a chat with Kieran Flanagan. He is the Marketing Director of HubSpot EMEA, a conference speaker, blogger and NLP practitioner.

Continue reading