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  1. 1. Role of a leader in creating Growth Mind set culture Dr. S. Anand Reddy
  2. 2. Are people born smart? YES NO
  3. 3. Political Leader Winston Churchill REPEATED a grade during elementary school He was placed in the LOWEST division of the LOWEST class • Do you think his parents were worried about his potential?
  4. 4. Composer Beethoven’s teacher called him a HOPELESS composer If someone said that about your child, would you suggest your child try a different activity?
  5. 5. Writer Leo Tolstoy Dropped out of college He was described as both “UNABLE and unwilling to LEARN"
  6. 6. Business Leader • Warren Buffett : failed to get into Harvard Business School • What if he took that to mean he should not be in business?
  7. 7. Role models ….Einstein's teacher said that he was ‘academically subnormal’ ….Michael Jordan's coach said that he wasn’t more talented than other people… ….Walt Disney was told that he lacked ‘creative imagination’ ….. J.K. Rowling was told her story would never sell
  8. 8. ‘People are made, not born’ THE GROWTH MINDSET
  9. 9. Background story • Over 30 years ago, Carol Dweck and her colleagues research on students' attitudes about failure. • Dr. Dweck coined the terms fixed mindset and growth mindset to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence
  10. 10. Mindset refers to a self perception or the beliefs and theories one holds about themselves. is believing that you are intelligent or unintelligent, strong or weak, good or bad. about our abilities and skills, our morals, and the way we believe others view us. are deep rooted beliefs that we each hold and they present throughout our lives. can impact howe we learn, what skills we acquire, how we form relationships, and our professional successes and failures. are mental lenses that dictate what information they take in and use to make sense of and navigate the situation they encounter. About Mindset
  11. 11. • A growth mindset is an attitude and belief that people have the ability to develop their talents, abilities, intelligence, and emotional intelligence. • It basically means that you believe success comes from the consistent effort of working through challenges Basic Premise
  12. 12. Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Goals? Look Smart Learn Values effort? No Yes Reaction to Failure? Give Up Work Harder Long term Achievement Lower Higher Fixed mindset: individuals who believe their talent can not be developed Growth mindset: individuals who believe their talent can be developed Consequences of Mindsets
  13. 13. Reduced Effort Lower Achievement Higher Achievement Growth Mindset Increased Effort Challenge or Failure Fixed Mindset Recursive Processes
  14. 14. Focus • Result oriented to the extreme When faced with problems • Interpret situation as failure and start blaming • Don’t give another opportunity as they believe that person cannot improve skills • They step into fix problem because they don’t trust anyone Culture • Defensive and finger pointing (Blame) • Focus on keeping themselves safe than working together to grow the company Outcome • Culture of fear • Unmotivated teams • Constant fire fighting and micro manage their teams which makes everyone overworked Leaders with fixed mindset
  15. 15. Focus •more on process When faced with problems •Interpret situation and sees an opportunity for their team •They guide the member to fix problem with proper analysis Culture •Create a culture of people that are open to feedback •Accountable for their own evolution •Resilient enough to take new challenges Out come •Leads to proactiveness •Accountable and motivated •Solution seekers •Promote innovation and business growth Leaders with Growth mindset
  16. 16. • A growth mindset requires inclusivity and listening to the unique perspectives of those around you. Open mindedness • Be comfortable with uncertainty and change and see that as an opportunity. If required. Embrace change • “Good enough” is almost a kiss of death. Don’t get into a cycle of mediocrity. Disrupt yourself before someone else or something else disrupts Reject complacency • while like mindedness is important on some level in organization, individuality encourages innovation and growth. Individuality • Results take sometime. Practice perseverance • Shows desire to learn Ask for Help How can Leaders adapt growth mindset How can Leaders adapt growth mindset
  17. 17. Recognize and Praise efforts • when employees are recognized and praised for efforts, they are more likely continue trying to improve themselves. Incorporate the word “YET” • Give constructive feedback • adding YET turns negative thought or belief into one with hope. Be an example • the way you speak and act your employees also will speak and act Encourage collaboration • known as shared learning. Collaboration can help boost Let them struggle • As a leader it is tempting to jump in with the answer if we see someone struggling but allowing them to solve will help to think freely. Inspiring others for growth mindset
  18. 18. • At your next team or staff meeting, ask each person to share with the group (1) one thing they’re working on that’s challenging, and (2) what kind of support would be helpful, and from whom. • Think about someone on your team who you need to give some tough feedback to. Write out how you could have the conversation, using the advice above. Then, give it a shot, and afterwards, consider what worked well, and what you can improve on next time you give feedback. Try it out
  19. 19. Change your words; change your mindset!
  20. 20. Mindsets Control Attention So Develop right mindset for the growth of the organization Thank

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