The book ‘Mindset’ by Carol S. Dweck, Ph. D. dives into this concept completely and comprehensively.
What’s really got me right now, is that in organizations, the biggest determination of companies thriving is having a growth mindset culture/environment over a fixed mindset culture/environment.
This happens by creating the belief that skills, talents, and teamwork can be developed and facilitated by leadership and management. This creates an environment of safety that allows for creativity and innovation to flourish. Because teammates and employees know they are seen for their potential and progress, over their surface traits.
The person who sets the tone? The leader, CEO, or President.
How do they do this?
By asking questions, getting curious, and genuinely listening to the people who are actually making the organization function.
By consistently being open to feedback, reflections, and implementing those.
By letting go of their ego, and letting others have the spotlight. By giving credit where credit is due.
By facilitating and rewarding teamwork over individual superiority.
By rewarding personal initiative, taking on and persevering through challenges, and innovation.
I love this.
And I hope you do too.
Because this approach can be extrapolated and tailored to any portion of your life.