Do You Have a Fixed or Growth Mindset - 180 x 600

This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to my colleague, friend and guest blogger, Diane Coon. Diane is an experienced business executive with a certification in positive psychology. It was in this certificate program that Diane and I met and studied with Tal Ben Shahar, one of the leading experts in positive psychology.  Diane is the author of the site Ideal at Work http://idealatwork.com, where she blogs about finding meaning and happiness at work.

Diane has written a timely and valuable blog about “fixed” or “growth” mindsets.  Fixed mindsets are familiar to all of us and are captured in comments such as “She’s such a gifted musician” or “He’s so smart.” Diane shows us what scientific research says about the benefits of growth mindsets as they pertain to our perceptions of our own strengths and weaknesses.  She’s right on when she suggests that we should question our assumptions about what we think we can and cannot do!  Read on…