As I learned about a growth mindset - learn more about a growth mindset here - I decided I wanted to help my children develop this characteristic. What follows is a few principles to keep in mind, as well as some fun examples, to help you encourage a growth mindset in your children.
A recent article from The Verge stated that Americans trust Amazon about as much as they trust their bank. Companies like #GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple) were born in the age of software and the internet. The people running these organizations were technology visionaries and experts. Initially, #GAFA didn’t seem to pose much of a threat to the traditional financial institutions. How could a company that builds cool music devices called iPods impact a bank? How could a company that helps people find things on the internet hurt the financial institutions storing consumers money?
The purpose of this article and future articles on leadership is to give practical advice that comes from good research intertwined with a few of my own experiences. These will not be fluffy articles, but I will try to use stories as often as possible to help you retain the information you’re learning here. In my opinion, the best leadership advice enables you to go from a high level vision to real life application. High level concept quotes will be shared when they can be used to help guide us to greater understanding, not just to provide you with false reassurance.
If you’re like me you probably enjoy hearing the "looks great!" part of this feedback, but you needed something different. You needed feedback that makes you re-think your premise, or gives you insights into points you left out that could strengthen your position. You needed someone to ask questions you had not considered.