Growth or fixed mindset?

This week one of our Team Coaches delivered a Resilience module for a long-term client partner.  With resilience a hot topic, we’ve noticed an increase in requests for support in the area of wellbeing.

As part of stretching participants thinking, we challenged them initially to explore their mindset – growth or fixed (based on the work of Dr Carol Dweck).  Participants completed a quiz designed to give them insight into their current mindset:

  • Fixed mindset: people believe and make life choices based on the assumption that people cannot change or improve their intelligence vs
  • Growth mindset: people know and make life changes assuming we can always learn and grow

It’s a brilliant model for helping people to change their perspective of setbacks, mistakes and challenges – turning them from negative experiences and problems into learning and growth opportunities.  A key tool for building a resilient foundation.