Mindset by Carol S. DweckThe updated edition of the book that has changed millions of lives with its insights into the growth mindset. After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset--those who believe that abilities are fixed--are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset--those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment. In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love--to transform their lives and your own. Praise for Mindset "A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine."--Robert J. Sternberg, co-author of Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success "An essential read for parents, teachers [and] coaches . . . as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment."--Library Journal (starred review) "Everyone should read this book."--Chip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick "One of the most influential books ever about motivation."--Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock "If you manage people or are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset."--Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start 2.0
Publication Date: 2007-12-26
The Opposable Mind by Roger L. MartinIf you want to be as successful as Jack Welch, Larry Bossidy, or Michael Dell, read their autobiographical advice books, right? Wrong, says Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind. Though following best practice can help in some ways, it also poses a danger: By emulating what a great leader did in a particular situation, you'll likely be terribly disappointed with your own results. Why? Your situation is different. Instead of focusing on what exceptional leaders do, we need to understand and emulate how they think. Successful businesspeople engage in what Martin calls integrative thinking creatively resolving the tension in opposing models by forming entirely new and superior ones. Drawing on stories of leaders as diverse as AG Lafley of Procter & Gamble, Meg Whitman of eBay, Victoria Hale of the Institute for One World Health, and Nandan Nilekani of Infosys, Martin shows how integrative thinkers are relentlessly diagnosing and synthesizing by asking probing questions including: What are the causal relationships at work here? and What are the implied trade-offs? Martin also presents a model for strengthening your integrative thinking skills by drawing on different kinds of knowledge including conceptual and experiential knowledge. Integrative thinking can be learned, and The Opposable Mind helps you master this vital skill.
Publication Date: 2009-07-13
The Power of Moments by Chip Heath; Dan HeathThe New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us--and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children? This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why "we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they're not." And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth. Readers discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and forty-five minutes later, they leave as best friends. (What happens in that time?) Or the tale of the world's youngest female billionaire, who credits her resilience to something her father asked the family at the dinner table. (What was that simple question?) Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck--but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
7 Principles of Transformational Leadership by Hugh BlaneIn the world of work, the single greatest asset of successful individuals, teams, and organizations is their mindset--what happens in between their ears. It's not the corporate strategy, the sales compensation plan, or the market segments they're pursuing. It is what each leader, team member, and employee chooses to focus on, believe, and create for themselves and others. 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership presents the fundamental concepts whose implementation will result in dramatic revenue, performance, and relationship growth. Specifically, leaders will learn to: Live their professional and personal lives with unbridled purpose and passion. Execute strategic priorities more effectively and with accelerated results. Retain the brightest and best talent. Have employees, key stakeholders, and managers enthusiastically follow them. Be exemplars of innovation, growth, and positive mindsets. Cascade excellence throughout their organizations. You may have employees with all the talent in the world, but you'll never achieve remarkable results until you change your employees' mindset. 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership will help you convert your human potential into accelerated business results.
Publication Date: 2017-06-19
The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability by Nir BashanCreativity isn't a "nice to have" leadership trait. It's the key to success in every workplace and all industries. Learn to access yours, now--even if you don't think you're a "creative" person From B-school through the big leagues, the business world often places value on logic and analysis. But on creativity? Not so much. And this, according to Nir Bashan, is a recipe for disaster. What gets the ball rolling when we're feeling stuck in our careers? Why is my company not growing or reaching higher levels of profitability? What's the difference between a workable plan and a stroke of genius? The answer is creativity--and it's the missing ingredient for far too many of us who feel we're not reaching our creative potential (or doubt we have it in the first place). In The Creator Mindset, Bashan draws from years of experience in advertising, entertainment, consulting, keynote speaking, and teaching to show you how to use creativity as a decision-making tool, and do so every bit as confidently as you use spreadsheets and data analysis. Bashan demystifies the process of sharpening this ability by breaking it down into four essential sections. Discover what is meant by a "creator mindset," why it's crucial in business, how to see the world with this mindset, and how to sustain it. Written in plain language with real-world examples, chapters include: Creativity for non-creative people Training your mind to think in a creative way When nothing else works--creativity will Envisioning a world that can be, not the world that is The virtues of listening--and the value of making mistakes The "Creator Mindset" guide to crisis Beating the complacency conundrum If you've ever felt overwhelmed by vague advice to "think outside the box," The Creator Mindset can help put you on a proven track to harnessing your best, most creative ideas, and feel confident you're performing to your fullest potential--analytically and creatively.
Publication Date: 2020-08-04
Visual Design Solutions by Connie MalamedEnhance learners' interest and understanding with visual designfor instructional and information products No matter what medium you use to deliver content, if the visualdesign fails, the experience falls flat. Meaningful graphics and acompelling visual design supercharge instruction, training, andpresentations, but this isn't easy to accomplish. Now you canconquer your design fears and knowledge gaps with Visual DesignSolutions: a resource for learning professionals seeking toraise the bar on their graphics and visual design skills. Thisinformal and friendly book guides you through the process andprinciples used by professional graphic designers. It also presentscreative solutions and examples that you can start using rightaway. Anyone who envisions, designs, or creates instructional orinformational graphics will benefit from the design strategies laidout in this comprehensive resource. Written by Connie Malamed, an art educator and instructionaldesigner, this book will help you tap into your creativity, designwith intention, and produce polished work. Whereas most graphicdesign books focus on logos, packaging, and brochures, VisualDesign Solutions focuses on eLearning, presentations, andperformance support. Visual Design Solutions includespractical guidelines for making smart design choices, ways tocreate professional-looking products, and principles for successfulgraphics that facilitate learning. Ideal for instructionaldesigners, trainers, presenters, and professors who want to advancefrom haphazard to intentional design, this book will help themrealize their design potential. Gain the knowledge and confidence to design impressive,effective visuals for learning Increase learner comprehension and retention with visualstrategies offered by an expert author Serves as a reference and a resource, with a wealth of examplesfor inspiration and ideas Addresses an intimidating topic in an informal, friendlystyle In four parts, the book provides a thorough overview of thedesign process and design concepts; explores space, image, andtypography; and presents workable solutions for your mostpersistent and puzzling design problems. Get started and begincreating captivating graphics for your learners.